Ideal Candidates for Weight Loss Surgery
Bariatric surgery is intended as a means for overweight men and women to better manage their weight, lose excess fat, and live a healthy lifestyle. As you get older, stubborn fat can accumulate throughout the body and become difficult to lose even through dieting and exercising. This is because as we age, our bodies react differently to gaining and losing weight.
Excess pounds of fat can build due to:
- A slowing metabolism – Your body does not burn fat and calories as fast as it used to at a younger age. As your metabolism slows down, the foods that you used to be able to eat without gaining so much as a pound may now tend to hang around your body.
- Busier work schedules – Sitting at a desk for about eight hours a day can catch up with you quivkly. Men and women with jobs that require working at a desk all day are more likely to gain weight than those with physically demanding jobs. The long hours can also make it more difficult to find time to go to the gym, get a proper amount of sleep, and often encourages dining out.
- Medical conditions – Many people suffer from medical conditions like a low thyroid function that can lead to problems such as obesity. Conditions such as arthritis that may lead to decreased activity can also cause a person to become overweight.
- Pregnancy – After giving birth, women may find it difficult to lose the weight gained during pregnancy. This can contribute to further weight gain and possible obesity.
Bariatric surgery is for men and women who have suffered from one of the above issues and have made the decision to turn their lives around so that they may live a longer, healthier life.
It is important that you are committed to a healthy lifestyle in order to achieve the best, longest lasting results from your bariatric procedure.
Deciding on Your Bariatric Procedure
We offer patients the option of the lap band procedure and gastric bypass surgery. Patients suffering from loose, excess skin after weight loss may also benefit from post-bariatric body contouring surgery designed to tighten and tone the skin.
Service areas include: Rancho Cucamonga, Chino Hills, Corona, Riverside, Newport Beach, Victorville, Hesperia, and Upland, California.