Relationships after Bariatric Surgery can change so it’s important to have a good hard think about this and to be prepared as you get ready for your new life changing experience to occur.
Let’s talk about the “positive side” of Weight Loss Surgery First : you are going to feel a whole lot better and you are going to look a whole lot better. The people you meet may treat you differently and with more respect. Your bosses may also treat you more favorably. People may be more physically attracted to you.
Let’s talk about the “negative side” of Weight Loss Surgery now: Once you have been discriminated about because of your weight, you will never forget it and now that people are “nicer” to you, you will be keenly aware of it. This can lead patients to ponder about how they can handle this type of fat shaming now that it no longer applies to them.
Another thing that patients need to consider is “how will the people whom you have known for a long time see you now” ? How will they take the new improved you ? Will they feel happy for you or will they feel a bit envious ? Could your husband or wife feel jealous now that you are attracting more attention ?
It’s encouraged for patients to reach out and to discuss this topic prior to their bariatric surgery. Having a plan of action can also help. Get involved in support groups online and if you can in person also.
Enjoy this important time but be prepared for the highs and lows involved with your weight loss surgery journey.
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Much success in your journey.
International Patient Facilitators – Cancun and Tijuana, Mexico
On behalf of Dr. Sergio Verboonen
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