Bariatric Surgery Can Lengthen Your Life
Weight loss surgery isn’t a cure for obesity. It doesn’t magically cure you of your bad habits or force you to exercise. However, it’s one of the best ways to start your journey to a healthier weight if you’re severely overweight. In order to qualify for weight loss surgery, you need to be over 18 and have a BMI of at least 40 or 35, if coupled with an obesity related disease like diabetes. If you qualify, Beverly Hills Physicians is the best resource for bariatric surgeons in Los Angeles.
The advantage of bariatric surgery is that the procedures can help you to start eating less. Lap Band surgery creates a smaller stomach pouch so that you fill up faster after eating. The gastric sleeve procedure removes a large portion of your stomach and reduces the production of hormone that stimulates hunger, resulting in you not feeling hungry as often. Choosing between these two procedures is a discussion you should have with a surgeon from Beverly Hills Physicians, based on personal preferences and lifestyle choices.
Of course, before getting weight loss surgery, you need to commit to a healthier lifestyle that includes eating better and regularly exercising. However, all of the hard work will be worth it because your entire body will start to feel better, from your joints to your heart. Weight loss can even help with your overall enjoyment of life. Contact Beverly Hills Physicians today to discuss bariatric surgery options like Lap Band revision to gastric sleeve and set up a free consultation.