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. [...]