We all know what they say about losing weight: all you have to do is make sure that you consume less energy and burn off more and, as if by magic, the pounds will start to fall away! But for people who are seriously obese it isn’t always that easy. What’s more, for people who are morbidly obese there are serious health complications associated with their conditions.

This is why weight loss surgery is seen more and more as a medical intervention; a cure for obesity, and less as a cosmetic procedure, or the choice of an individual who doesn’t have the willpower to lose weight independently. What’s more, weight loss surgery isn’t a walk in the park; it requires resolve, commitment and dedication to maintain the changes that are started with the surgery but have to be upheld by the patient, for life.

How Does Weight Loss Surgery Cure Obesity?

It may seem obvious, but many people don’t understand how weight loss surgery helps to cure obesity. There are different weight loss surgery procedures, each designed to treat different patients, but all with the same purpose; to help each patient to lost weight, quickly, safely and effectively.  A good clinic will offer a wide range of weight loss surgery procedures, with the knowledge that not every procedure is best for every patient.

In brief, most weight loss surgeries, like gastric lap band surgery and gastric sleeve surgery work by limiting the amount of food and the type of food that an individual can eat. Individuals will struggle with richer, harder to digest food and will be able to eat much less at one sitting. The enforced physical limitations of the amount and type of food that patients can eat change eating habits and attitudes by default, meaning that the effects are usually long term because they create permanent changes in habits that contributed to the individual’s obesity in the first place.

Malabsorptive weight loss surgery, i.e. gastric bypass surgery, involves rerouting the intestines as well as reducing stomach size. By bypassing some of the intestine, less of the food ingested by an individual is processed and filtered into the blood, meaning that only a proportion of the calories taken in go on to be stored in the body. This results in more dramatic weight loss. However, gastric bypass surgery isn’t right for everyone. It is important that, before making a decision on weight loss surgery and which weight loss surgery to opt for it is vital that you do the research into the best weight loss surgery clinic, the best surgeons and the best ongoing support from doctors, psychologists and nutritionists before, during and after treatment.

Making The Choice

Weight Loss Surgery Mexico is part of the Angeles Health Group, Mexico’s largest network of private hospitals. Offering a full range of long standing as well as cutting edge weight loss surgery procedures, and home to one of the world’s top ten bariatric surgeons, weight Loss Mexico is the safe, low cost, high quality choice for weight loss surgery abroad. If you would like to know more about weight loss surgery procedures in Mexico, contact us today and speak to one of our US based case workers.