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Weight-loss surgery is a life-changing experience that can impact every part of your life — including your relationships, your family life, and even your career. The journey to becoming healthier and happier can sometimes become difficult to navigate. Learn how to make the most out of your weight-loss journey with our articles on body image, emotional health, family life, and more.

7 bariatric surgery benefits

7 bariatric surgery benefits

Bariatric surgery helps people lose weight by reducing the stomach’s capacity and making patients feel full after eating smaller portions of food. Weight-loss surgery is often successful for people who have not achieved long-term success with other weight-loss methods. Besides weight loss, bariatric surgery offers additional benefits to people who may be suffering from weight-related health conditions. 

Here are seven benefits of sustained weight loss through weight-loss surgery:

  1. Long-term remission for type 2 diabetes
  2. Improved cardiovascular health
  3. Relief of depression
  4. Elimination of obstructive sleep apnea
  5. Joint pain relief
  6. Improved fertility
  7. Alleviation of other medical conditions

Learn more about these benefits from the Cleveland Clinic.

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Pros and cons to body contouring after bariatric surgery

Pros and cons to body contouring after bariatric surgery

Bariatric surgery is considered one of the most ideal ways to lose weight when good nutrition and exercise fail to work. Patients who undergo bariatric surgery are required to eat healthy foods and exercise regularly following surgery to help accelerate the weight-loss process, and to get into the habit of maintaining a healthy lifestyle. In some cases, bariatric patients can end up losing hundreds of pounds within a short period of time, which can result in areas of loose, excess skin.

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Undergoing gastric sleeve surgery

Undergoing gastric sleeve surgery

The following is an excerpt from our new ebook, Gastric Sleeve Surgery for Weight Loss. To download the full ebook, click here.

Gastric sleeve surgery is often performed as a minimally invasive procedure that results in less downtime, less pain, and faster healing and recovery for patients. Instead of having open surgery, which is associated with a higher number of risks and complications, patients can benefit from laparoscopic surgery, during which the surgeon makes a series of tiny incisions at various sites versus one long incision across the abdominal region.

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Are you an ideal candidate for gastric sleeve surgery?

Are you an ideal candidate for gastric sleeve surgery?

The following is an excerpt from our new ebook, Gastric Sleeve Surgery for Weight Loss. To download the full ebook, click here.

Ideal candidates for gastric sleeve surgery must be at least 18 years of age, have a BMI of at least 40, and have attempted to lose weight through diet, exercise, and other weight-loss programs. Candidates must also be willing to make permanent, healthy lifestyle changes that involve eating foods high in nutrition and exercising regularly.

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2 major questions to ponder regarding your weight-loss goals

2 major questions to ponder regarding your weight-loss goals

If you’re in the process of trying to slim down, you may already be entertaining daydreams in your head about what your life will be like once you meet your weight-loss goals. You may envision yourself looking svelte while wearing a strapless evening gown, or turning heads on the beach at your favorite vacation destination. Or, perhaps you envision yourself walking up a steep hill without having to stop and catch your breath, or think about how you can benefit from a good night’s sleep without having to deal with sleep apnea.

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