Because of the myriad of adverts and claims - and because many people do not want to suffer the hard work of dieting -some people will turn to the surgeon's knife to bring relief to their problems.
'Does it work?' Well, on most occasions it does, but at what cost?
Surgery Side Effects
There have been instances where post operative complications have resulted in death. Some patients have been left with poor health due to complications with the body not being able to absorb food properly. Others have had tummy tucks or bottom lifts and have lived to regret the day. Scarring has proved to be even worse than the obesity problem. This also doesn't take into account the prohibitive cost of such operations.
Weight loss surgery cannot be entered into lightly. Unless the patient has taken all steps to try to correct their weight then it should be viewed with some trepidation.
There are so many plans, clubs and activities to be tried before this sometimes risky step. It is important to review other diet choices before making this one.