Things You Should Know about Bariatric Weight Loss Surgery before the Procedure

Today, medical science is in constant development, and the number of possibilities seems unlimited. Cosmetic surgery, as evidence shows, can work quickly with an impeccably beautiful result. Thus, many people don’t fully understand the basics of bariatric weight loss surgery and perceive it only as an effective way to lose weight.

People often refer to bariatric surgery as plastic (or cosmetic) surgery, as a way to immediately become slim and beautiful. In practice, the goal of bariatric surgery is not so much beauty as your health. The procedures are performed on patients suffering from obesity to improve their health, treat and prevent diseases associated with obesity, and improve the quality of life of each patient.

What Does Bariatric Weight Loss Surgery Offer?

We understand that obesity affects your life emotionally and physically. Obesity significantly increases the risk of developing diabetes, heart disease, cancer, stroke, sleep apnea, osteoarthritis, and many other diseases.

If you tried to lose weight through diet and exercise but it did not lead to acceptable results, bariatric weight loss surgery may be your ideal option.

At SurgiCare Arts & Aesthetics, Angelina Postoev, MD, FACS, a triple board-certified cosmetic surgeon, and Christopher Ibikunle, MD, FACS, offer bariatric weight loss surgery for men and women in Atlanta, Lawrenceville, Suwanee, Johns Creek, and the surrounding areas of Georgia.

⇒ Related: Learn more about the different options for bariatric weight loss surgery. A triple-board certified cosmetic surgeon will help you choose the procedure that is ideal for you.

Bariatric weight loss surgery does not involve the removal of adipose tissue or “excess” skin. The main goal of any bariatric surgery is to reduce patient calorie intake.

  • This is a reliable way to lose weight;
  • This is a solution when diets and exercises do not give a long-term effect;
  • This is a scientifically-based approach to the treatment of obesity-related diseases and metabolic disorders.

Whether bariatric surgery can help you achieve good results depends entirely on the collaboration between the clinic and the patient. Therefore, we give you an accurate overview of the entire process during the preoperative consultation. You will know how what to expect both, before and after the operation, but the most important thing in the preparation process is to understand that in order to maintain brilliant results after the procedure, you need to change your diet, lifestyle, and your way of thinking.

Your stomach will shrink (depending on the method used), you will want to eat less often than before the operation, and will feel full most of the time. This allows you to see a completely different reflection in the mirror in the first couple of months! However, do not forget that any bariatric intervention is temporary. And the final result of losing weight is the combined work done by you and your surgeon.

If you do not change your eating habits and do not follow the recommended diet after weight loss surgery, your weight may return back. Be prepared that to have a dream body you need to eat healthy, exercise regularly, and understand that weight loss is not a one-time procedure, but a journey throughout life.

However, in the very first few minutes of a consultation with your surgeon, you will know that at SurgiCare Arts & Aesthetics bariatric surgery is performed by very experienced surgeons with minimal risks of complications. Therefore, you can confidently start your journey towards the ideal body weight.

To Do or Not To Do

Each of our patients considering the bariatric surgery asks a number of important questions. Here are some tips on how to prepare yourself for the procedure:

  • Often people suffer from the fear of surgery or self-doubt to take the necessary step to change their lives. Various fears and doubts are quite normal. Listen to yourself. And be calm. Choose the surgeon you are most comfortable with to get the best result from the procedure.
  • Ask your doctor to advise you on your diet after surgery. Each patient has different needs and recommendations. Be prepared to follow them without exceptions.
  • Learn more about the recovery period after your procedure. Knowing all details in advance you will not face “unexpected surprises.”

The key is making the decision to change your life, to improve the quality of life. Remember that you are not alone in this journey. Expert medical professionals will  constantly monitor your progress. You’ll have everything you need to start living the life you dreamed about.

SurgiCare Arts & Aesthetics is honored to have been named a finalist for the 2017 Physician of the Year by the Gwinnett County Chamber Healthcare Awards. Being recognized for our work with men and women in Gwinnett County and surrounding areas in Atlanta demonstrates our commitment to exceptional care.

If you are considering bariatric weight loss surgery, schedule a consultation with Dr. Angelina or Dr. Chris. SurgiCare Arts & Aesthetics proudly offers flexible  financing options to all patients.


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