21 Reasons To Have Weight Loss Surgery

February 25, 2013

The decision to have weight loss surgery is a big one!  There are many factors that go into your decision.  Make sure to do your research on the various weight loss surgery procedures, weigh out the pros/cons as they pertain to your behavior patterns.  We encourage you to check out the surgical message boards on ObesityHelp to read what other OH members say about their procedure.  Ask questions by posting them on the message boards.

Weight loss surgery saves and changes lives in countless ways.  Here are 21 reasons to have weight loss surgery as shared by OH members that are considering or have had WLS:

  1. Reversal of Type 2 diabetes
  2. Better quality of life
  3. You will live longer
  4. Freedom/mobility
  5. Reduction or elimination of sleep apnea symptoms
  6. Reduction or elimination of acid reflux
  7. Decreased joint pain
  8. Improved blood pressure
  9. Self-esteem booster
  10. Healthier lifestyle
  11. Improved fertility
  12. You will fit!  Fit in booths, fit in airplane seats!  You will fit!
  13. You can cross your legs
  14. You can enjoy family activities again
  15. You can ride a roller coaster
  16. You can exercise easier
  17. You will have more energy
  18. You can enjoy sexual positions that you were not able to when you were obese
  19. You can buy a new wardrobe
  20. You will save money on food
  21. People will notice you for the right reasons

What are some of your reasons for wanting or having weight loss surgery?