Weight loss surgery is effective, plain and simple. We have a bunch of different options you can choose from, and making the right choice means you’ll be headed to the slimmer body you want in no time. Seems too good to be true, right? Wrong.
One of the main concerns we hear from our clients is that they’ll look good after the surgery. But then be back to their old selves within a short period of time. Now, it is true that you need to keep up a good diet, and try to exercise where possible. Surgery isn’t the answer to all of your problems. The results, however, last longer than you may think.
Weight Loss Surgery Gives Long Lasting Results
Weight loss surgeries give significant results, which can last up to ten years, according to a new study from Matt Maciejewski, a professor of medicine at Duke University School of Medicine.
The study looks at 1,800 people who had gastric bypass surgeries, and then followed their progress from the time of the surgery onward. This group of people was compared to 5,300 people who were considered to be obese, but didn’t have any surgery.
The results were amazing.
One year into the study, those who had surgery had lost 31 percent of their total body mass. Meanwhile, those who went without surgery lost just 1 percent. For a 200 pound woman, this means dropping down to 198 pounds or 138. That’s a huge difference, especially since it only took a year for it to happen!
Ten years into the study, researchers still had access to information on just over 560 of those who had surgeries. Of that number, just 19 had gone back up to their pre-operation size. So, as of ten years in, the surgery was effective for 97 percent of people. We’d definitely take those chances.
Surgery Numbers Don’t Lie
What about the comparison to the non-surgical group? Well, those who had surgery lost 21 percent more weight overall than those without. What exactly does this mean? If you think of it in terms of a 240 pound man, it means an extra 50 pounds, on average.
The numbers don’t lie.
A chief of general surgery at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, Dr. Jon Gould, commented on this study and said, “I think a patient who is young and who has a long way to go may want to think about these results.”
Does that sound like you? Are you older, and just tired of trying? Do you want to invest in a treatment that will work for you, and make sure you only grow emotionally, not physically, over the years? Get in touch with one of our experts now, and we’ll put together a treatment we’ll know you’ll still be in love with in years to come.