I got up this morning and I thought I’d do a little research on weight loss surgery and make a post for you to answer that question.
I’m going to address weight loss surgery today in this short post. This is a question that I get asked all the time. “Is Surgery A Safe Way To Lose Weight?”
What do you think the correct answer is?
According to the Centers for Disease Control, the obesity rate in America is somewhere between 26-32%, almost 1 in 3 Americans.
Since 1988, the average American male has gained over 17 pounds while the average female has gained about 15 ½, Spotlight on Obesity reports.
If these trends continue, and there is no research that says it won’t, we could end up with nearly 43% of all Americans being obese by 2018.
The CDC also reports that the annual medical cost of obesity in America is $147 billion (which is a lot of money) and the annual medical cost for obese persons versus average weight individuals is $1,429 more.
Complications : bleeding occurs in about 4% of patients, Tachycardia 4.4%, wound infections in about 5% of all cases, deep vein thrombosis up to 1.3% and the rate of pulmonary embolism ranged up to 1.1%. Not great numbers.
If you’re tired of that extra baggage you’re carrying around, don’t want to risk death or infection from surgery, plus you’d like to get healthier, feel better, and look younger, talk to me about our weight loss program.