Bariatric Surgery and Long Term Weight Loss Success
By Fernando Garcia on April 24, 2017
At Tijuana Bariatrics, we want you to see bariatric surgery not as a quick fix, but as a long-term investment in your health and wellness. It is not a destination, but rather the beginning of a journey, one that will last the rest of your life. Some people think that bariatric surgery is a substitute for hard work, but they couldn’t be more incorrect. Bariatric surgery is the push most of our patients need to finally make the hard work they’re willing to put into losing weight pay off.
Dr. Fernando Garcia and Dr. David Vazquez are honest and forthright in communicating to patients what will be required of them after they undergo bariatric surgery. In discussing bariatric surgery and long term weight loss success during consultations at their Tijuana, MX bariatric surgery center, Drs. Garcia and Vazquez inform patients that they are committing to a lifelong process, one that will require tremendous discipline and support, but that will also be extremely fulfilling and worthwhile.
If you are morbidly obese, yet you have been unable to lose weight through diet and exercise, you may be an ideal candidate for bariatric surgery. We invite you to schedule your initial consultation with Dr. Fernando Garcia or Dr. David Vazquez at Tijuana Bariatrics today.
Weight Loss after Bariatric Surgery
It is important to remember that, after you undergo bariatric surgery, you will lose a great deal of weight, especially during the first six months. It is important that you follow the dietary guidelines provided by our doctors and do not become discouraged if you go a few days without shedding any pounds. Likewise, don’t give up if the scales say you’ve gained a pound or two - giving up is not an option after bariatric surgery. You will reach your weight loss goal through sheer perseverance as long as you commit to your new, healthy lifestyle, including a restricted diet and a vigorous exercise regimen.
Be patient with yourself throughout the weight loss process. This is essential to your long-term success. You may occasionally second-guess your decision to undergo bariatric surgery, especially when you are out with friends or at a birthday party, but to do so is only human. You may also have to put up with naysayers who claim that you were “more fun” or “nicer” before you “lost all that weight.” Don’t listen to them. Establish your support group and take refuge in them whenever you need to.
Ultimately, there will come a time when your weight loss slows down, especially as you approach your goal. Never lose sight of how far you’ve come and how hard you’ve worked to get where you are. If you start to feel depressed, remember that such feelings are natural. Go for a walk, listen to some music, or talk to a good friend - then get right back on track.
Learn More about Bariatric Surgery and Long Term Weight Loss Success
To learn more about bariatric surgery and long-term weight loss success, please contact Tijuana Bariatrics today.