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Importance of Support After Weight Loss Surgery

After bariatric surgery, one thing you need to know is that you will not be on this weight loss journey alone. Whether it’s a family member, friend, coworker, neighbor, doctor, support group or even pet – there will always be someone (or something) here for you.

Here are four reasons why it’s important open yourself up to support during this time.

  1. Developing healthy habits: Studies have shown that we’re more likely to develop healthier habits, including healthy eating and exercising, if we have someone regularly checking in on us. Schedule a weekly call with a friend or join a support group to talk to and learn from others on the same journey.
  2. Maintaining personal outlook: During a weight loss journey, it’s typical for confidence to build, but it’s normal for some to face struggles during the process. You are surrounded by people who want to be with you through the ups and downs and encourage you along the way. So, open up and let them in. You have no idea how much of a support you can be to them, too.
  3. Getting answers: There is no such thing as a silly question. Whether it’s a question about next steps for your doctor or asking a friend to pick you up from the hospital – please don’t hesitate to ask.
  4. Losing weight: Don’t close yourself off from others while you’re trying to lose weight. Go out with a friend who knows all the healthier restaurant spots in town, or join a coworker at their favorite workout class during lunch. If you have one, your dog would also love to join you on a walk around the neighborhood before the day is over.
We’re here for you to help you be successful on your weight loss journey. Talk with our team about resources for support. 

Weight loss surgery is generally designed for those with a body mass index (BMI) equal to or greater than 40, or equal to or greater than 35 with serious co-morbidities. Laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding with the Lap Band® is also FDA-approved for weight loss surgery in people with a BMI of 30 to 35 who have at least one obesity-related condition. Weight loss surgery is considered safe, but like many types of surgery, it does have risks. Consult with your physician about the risks and benefits of weight loss surgery.


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