Choosing weight loss surgery in El Paso TX is a significant lifestyle change that will affect your everyday life. With this in mind, Dr. Clapp takes great care to ensure that surgery is right for you. Generally, patients with a body mass index of over 35 are considered eligible for weight loss surgery. If you have a high risk for an obesity-induced disease or have a life-threatening disease, you may be considered a good candidate.
Advantages of Weight Loss Surgery
You’re only considered a good weight loss surgery candidate if your chances of positive results are realistic. Also, the surgery should not pose a significant threat to your health. It should, instead, improve your appearance and health, and change your quality of life in the long run.
Of course, the surgery may not solely guarantee to turn your life around. The surgeon may require that you make certain behavior and lifestyle modifications to complement the results and ensure they last. You may even be recommended to consider additional clinical procedures and medications.
Common complementary procedures include breast lift, breast augmentation, liposuction, and abdominoplasty, all of which are dedicated to treating fat, improve loose muscles, lift sagging areas and remove excess skin.
Alternatives to Weight Loss Surgery
Since surgeons won’t consider bariatric surgery unless other treatments have failed, it is important to know all your other alternatives. The most common weight loss techniques are exercise and diet modification. These should be considered with the guidance of a weight loss doctor before resorting to surgery. Other procedures include liposuction and a tummy tuck.
Call your weight loss specialist in El Paso TX today to schedule an appointment to will help assess your need for weight loss surgery. We look forward to helping you achieve your weight loss goals and improving your health for the future.