Do I qualify for weight loss surgery?

do i qualify for weight loss surgery

If you have significantly overweight and want a better life, you may be a good candidate for weight loss surgery at Avana Plastic Surgery.

Weight loss surgery is suitable for those who have tried to lose weight with diets and exercises but have not been successful.

This type of surgery is not something that you should rush. It's only for those patients that suffer from severe overweight who understand both the risks and the benefits of this procedure. After all, any surgery carries a particular risk. But above all, you must commit to change your lifestyle, to ensure a healthier life permanently.

Types of weight loss surgery

Weight loss surgery is not performed to remove fat from your body. This surgery is used to help you lose weight by limiting the amount of food you can eat.

There are three types of weight loss surgery at Avana Plastic Surgery.

To determine the type of surgery that is ideal for each patient, your doctor will perform different evaluations. And with the results obtained and your expectations, he will decide which procedure suit best for you.

Do I qualify for weight loss surgery?

If you want to know if you qualify for weight loss surgery, you must first meet these requirements:

  • BMI > 40
  • BMI > 35 and suffer from any disease (cholesterol, hypertension, diabetes, joint problems, reflux, etc.)
  • Being between 18-60 years old
  • If the efforts lose weight with a diet and exercise were not successful.

Even if you meet all of these requirements, it may be necessary to carry out an extensive medical analysis process. These evaluations are intended for the detection of diseases to determine if you qualify for weight loss surgery.

A team of health professionals usually made up of a nutritionist, psychologist, and surgeon evaluates whether any of the three weight loss surgery procedures are right for you. This evaluation often determines whether the benefits of weight loss surgery outweigh the risks involved and whether you're physically ready to undergo this procedure.

The evaluation also determines if you're psychologically prepared to have weight loss surgery. This procedure may increase certain risks in people with mental health conditions that are not well controlled.

Before weight loss surgery

If you have the approval for weight loss surgery, your health care team will instruct you on how to prepare the first weeks before surgery. These instructions may include restrictions on food and drinks, lifestyle therapy to help you cope with the significant changes in diet and exercise. Stop smoking if you're doing it, and start a physical activity or exercise program. In some cases, you are going to be asked to lose weight before having weight loss surgery.

Even after you schedule your weight loss surgery, it may be delayed or canceled if your health care team determines that:

  • You're not psychologically or medically prepared for surgery.
  • You haven't made the right changes to your eating or exercise habits.
  • You gained weight during the evaluation process.

If you are interested in getting a Weight Loss Surgery, call us and schedule a consultation with one of our specialists at Avana Plastic Surgery. Our doctors will help you determine if you are a good candidate for weight loss surgery.

Our team of surgeons will be able to answer all the questions you may have and help you decide which procedure suits you.

Request your first consultation completely free by calling at (305) 501-6000.