Bariatric surgery is intended for you if you have a high BMI and have not had success with other weight loss therapies such as diet, exercise, and medications.
- Have a BMI of 40 or greater or a BMI of 35 or greater with one or more obesity related condition
- Understand the risks of bariatric surgery
- Be committed to dietary and other lifestyle changes as recommended by your Brighton Bariatric team
- Have a history of weight loss attempts
- Be fit for general anaesthesia and surgery
Talk with your Brighton Bariatric surgeon about the different surgical treatments, as well as the benefits and risks.
But remember that:
- Bariatric surgery is not cosmetic surgery
- Bariatric surgery does not involve the removal of body fat
- You must commit to long-term lifestyle changes, including diet and exercise, which is the key to the success of bariatric surgery
- Like any type of surgery, complications can potentially occur after bariatric surgery and in some cases corrective procedures may be required