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Debunking Myths About Weight Loss Surgery

27 June, 2020

No doubt, you have heard well-intended people who have said things about weight loss surgery that have turned out to be myths or misconceptions. Weight loss surgery or bariatric surgery has proven to be a real and lasting solution that provides not only health benefits but also many years of life to people with obesity. In this article, we will debunk myths about weight loss surgery and give you facts that prove that the bariatric solutions offered at Mexico Bariatric Center are the right choice for you.

Myth: patients who undergo weight loss surgery have a higher risk of health complications

Just like in any type of surgery, there are some risks. However, over the past few decades, weight loss surgery in Mexico has become one of the safest surgical procedures in the world. The reason has to do with highly qualified surgeons who perform laparoscopic surgeries, that is, they only make a tiny incision. Thus, surgery is less invasive and has fewer complications. Moreover, at the Bariatric Center in Mexico, you will find that bariatric surgeons use the latest techniques and modern equipment.

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On the other hand, some types of bariatric procedures reduce nutrient intake or cause reduced absorption from the intestine, which can lead to deficiencies in vitamins and minerals. However, any nutrient deficiencies can be avoided after a weight loss surgery following the appropriate diet instructions from doctors and nutritionists of the Mexico Bariatric Center.

If they think it is necessary, they will include, in some cases, supplements, such as extra protein, vitamins, and minerals. Besides, the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery has provided nutrient guidelines for different types of bariatric surgery procedures. At Health & Wellness Bazaar, we have a nutritionist with bariatric expertise that will give you specific instructions for a diet and supplements before and after surgery. Our follow-up process will make sure that patients have their vitamins and minerals checked regularly.

Therefore, any nutrient deficiencies and any associated health issues are preventable with patient monitoring. Of course, the patient’s compliance is also essential in following dietary and supplement recommendations. When health problems arise, very frequently, they occur because patients did not do the regular follow-up check-ups and failed to follow instructions of their supplements and diet.

Myth: patients who undergo some form of bariatric surgery, overtime gain all the weight back

A widespread myth and misconception are the rebound weight gain. Of course, reality and thousands of success cases prove otherwise. Naturally, results vary from patient to patient, but most people who have a bariatric procedure, such as gastric sleeve Mexico, maintain successful weight-loss long-term. On average, a patient loses between 50 – 70% of their excess body weight.

Approximately 50% of patients might gain back a small amount of weight over two years. However, when a patient adheres to the new lifestyle changes post-surgery and follows closely the instructions given by the surgeons and nutritionists, it is practically impossible to gain the weight back.

Myth: weight loss surgery produces infertility

Patients who undergo weight loss surgery at Mexico Bariatric Center are indeed advised not to become pregnant for about two years. This is logical since these procedures are intended to ensure weight loss, during pregnancy, the opposite is needed. Most patients reach the highest mark of weight loss around two years after a bariatric procedure.

Nevertheless, one of the benefits of weight loss surgery is that it leads to higher fertility levels. Women’s hormones are normalized, and men’s testosterone levels are increased.

Myth: weight loss surgery is only for people who want an easy way out and avoid exercise and diet.

A bariatric expert says that, on average, a patient who has decided to undergo a weight loss procedure, has tried about 22 different diets and exercise programs first. Furthermore, a person must undergo physical tests and psychological and nutritional counseling before qualifying for bariatric surgery. A patient who is committed to losing weight is willing to make significant changes to his lifestyle, such as exercising and eating healthier.

The goal of Mexico Bariatric Center is to help our patients to make long-term changes. Granted, these patients are strong-willed and committed to change their life for the better.

Myth: a high-quality bariatric surgery is too expensive

This is true for procedures in the U.S. and Canada. However, it is not true for Mexico and its different destinations. Every year, an increasing number of patients choose to go to Mexico to benefit from affordable costs and high-quality medical care. It has been proven that they have been able to save as much as 80% in weight loss surgery procedures compared to U.S. prices, and wait times are close to nonexistent compared to Canada. Even though costs are much more affordable, quality of care and certified doctors are equal to the best hospitals in the U.S.

Moreover, at Health & Wellness Bazaar, we can provide different financing options, so your medical treatment is not a burden, but a relief.  We are proud to work with Citerra Finance as our financing partner and provide you with the best medical financing options that fit your needs. You will find that they offer the most competitive interest rates and loan terms. Besides, the qualification process is speedy for your convenience. You learn more about our financing options.

Myth: weight loss surgery leaves lifelong scars

That statement might have been true some years ago when traditional surgeries would leave scars for the rest of a patient’s life. Fortunately, Mexico Bariatric Center uses the latest techniques available. For example, our bariatric surgeons use laparoscopic surgery, which is a tiny incision in the patient’s body. Thus, weight loss surgeries with this technique leave minimal scars. Furthermore, there is much less pain, less blood loss, and a speedy recovery.

Would you like to see the outstanding results from weight loss surgery in Mexico? Call now our Health & Wellness Bazaar call center at (858) 779-2552 or request more information.

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