Many People believe that weight loss surgery is the magical answer to all their obesity-related problems. Why not when they see others who were a few months ago over hundred something kilograms look now like TV stars and famous models.
However, weight loss surgeries are a drastic measure that shouldn’t be sought unless extremely necessary, and doctors hide some facts regarding it, such as:
1. You might develop a case of depression after the surgery. Although obesity is one of the reasons why people get depressed, treating it with an extreme method like a weight loss surgery doesn’t guarantee treatment of depression. Depression in many people who had a weight loss surgery was found to worsen after the surgery.
2. Losing weight so suddenly and so quickly can be problematic. You end up with a suit of skin that is a few sizes larger than your actual size. Of course, the treatment here would be a plastic surgery to remove all excess skin but it is neither easy nor cheap.
3. How many times did you use to go to bathroom a day before the surgery? After the surgery, that number will triple or maybe even more than triple. It is natural since this is the whole aim of weight loss surgery: not retaining enough calories in your body.
4. You become at risk for alcohol abuse. Studies weren’t able to decide on the reason for this phenomenon. However, they observed a significantly high increase in alcohol consumption and cases of alcohol abuse in many of the subjects of weight loss surgeries.
Some doctors relate this to the “higher peak alcohol levels” of the patients but there isn’t enough evidence of that.