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Psychological Preparation for Bariatric Surgery

Psychological Preparation for Bariatric Surgery

Often with weight loss, people can expect certain psychological and behavioral changes. This may affect your relationship with the people around you, so most bariatric surgery patients need to seek professional help to deal with these changes. Part of Obesity Solution's program even includes seeing a psychologist prior to surgery to help you prepare and cope with these drastic lifestyle changes. After surgery, we can help you find numerous professional agencies and support groups to help cope with the changes ahead.

During the first year following surgery — the "Honeymoon Phase" — the easiest, quickest, and greatest amount of weight loss will occur. Losing the excess weight is only the first stage of your weight loss program. The most difficult years are ahead of you. Recognizing obesity as an addictive disease can help you better understand the emotional struggles you will be faced with as you lose weight. The underlying cause of overeating still needs to be addressed.