How many years has your New Year’s resolution been to lose weight? If you have resolved year after year to lose weight just to fail, you are not alone. Losing weight is hard for most people, especially when you have metabolic or hormone imbalances, or genetic factors impacting your efforts. This year, make your New Year’s resolutions reality. Bariatric surgery is the solution for many people who are ready to reach their health and weight loss goals.
Is Weight Loss Surgery Right for You?
It is understandable to want to lose weight “on your own.” Many people avoid bariatric weight loss surgery or procedures because they believe they should be able to do it through diet and exercise. However, when you continuously lose weight just to gain it back and more, it can be disheartening and impact your metabolism. It begins making it harder and harder to lose weight as your body fights against you.
Those that choose bariatric surgery or medical weight loss procedures usually come to the point where they realize they need help. Even with bariatric surgery, weight loss still takes work but some help can make it much easier to make the health and lifestyle changes needed. If you have any of the following traits, it may be time to consider a weight loss procedure:
- BMI over 40
- BMI over 35 with obesity-related health conditions
- History of yo-yo dieting
- Family history of obesity
- Family history of obesity-related diseases
Most bariatric surgeries are recommended for those with a BMI of at least 35. There are other procedures like gastric balloon that are better suited to those who are overweight but may not be morbidly obese.
Weight Loss Procedures in Los Angeles
If you are tired of fighting your weight and you are ready to explore bariatric weight loss options, come see us at The Weight Loss Surgery Center of Los Angeles. We offer many bariatric procedures including Lap Band, gastric sleeve surgery, gastric balloon procedures and more. Call our clinic to schedule your weight loss consultation to start your journey to reaching your weight loss goals.
Posted on behalf of Dr. David G. Davtyan MD, FACS, FICS