Not everything you may have heard about weight loss surgery is true. Consider these common myths:

MYTH 1: Most people regain the weight.

FACT: It’s true that some people may regain some of the weight after surgery, but studies show that you can be successful long term if you follow the lifestyle changes and guidelines recommended by your physician and dietitian. Additionally, studies have shown that patients who attend support groups and regularly meet with their dietitian are more successful long term.

MYTH 2: Surgery is more dangerous than remaining obese.

FACT: Quite the opposite is true. The heavier you are, the shorter your life is likely to be, due to conditions related to obesity (diabetes, heart disease, cancer). While all types of surgery carry risks, weight loss surgery has been proven to be as safe or safer than many types of common surgeries, including gallbladder surgery, hysterectomy and total knee replacement.

MYTH 3: You should be able to lose weight on your own.

FACT: This is a misconception. For many people, diets may frequently fail or you can’t lose enough weight to have a positive impact on your health.

When you come to My New Beginning to start your weight loss journey, you can be certain that you’re not going to be treated like just another surgery .You’ll be given the personalized care you deserve, starting with our one-on-one consultations. This personalized approach will help put you at ease and let you voice concerns, learn which procedure may be best suited for you, and gain the peace of mind that you are making positive changes in your life. Call 888.308.3276 today.