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6 Common Misconceptions about Bariatric Surgery

Bariatric surgery is a huge step in many people's weight loss journey. Unfortunately, there is a lot of stigma behind opting for bariatric surgery. Whether you’re thinking about having surgery done, know someone who has had a bariatric procedure, or just are looking to learn more about the topic, it is important to know about the common misconceptions behind bariatric surgery.

1. It’s the “Easy Way Out”

Many label those who seek weight loss help through surgery as lazy and looking for the “easy way out.” However, getting a bariatric procedure done is only the beginning of a long and strenuous journey. Bariatric surgery patients still have to focus on eating well and exercising after their surgery. They won’t just miraculously lose all their excess weight. Many patients have also attempted to lose weight through diet and exercise prior to the surgery but found that they may have needed additional treatment. We are here to clarify that there is nothing easy about bariatric surgery.

2. It’s better to just “deal” with the obesity