Is Weight Loss Surgery Too Expensive?

Perhaps one of the biggest issues around nowadays is weight loss. With obesity now being one of the biggest epidemics in North America, losing weight is not only about looking good, it’s also about staying healthy. We’ve all heard or watched the documentary Super Size Me, and heard of all the terms like BMI, pounds, diabetes, and more. But did you know that losing weight will also significantly improve your quality of life? But then you find out the bad news: it’s too expensive! You can’t afford it.

Out of all the different weight loss surgeries out there, without a doubt the safest and the one with the most advantages would be the adjustable gastric band. This is also known as the lapband. When you compare it with the other weight lost surgeries, it’s safe, effective, and minimally invasive. With this in mind, what exactly are the benefits of choosing lapband surgery over the other options?

First off, the lapband surgery is a proven procedure. Not only has it been performed worldwide, with over 400,000 surgeries performed, but numerous of clinic studies on its safety and efficacy has proven this.

Second, the band is designed to be adjustable. So you don’t need to have surgery again in order to adjust it; you can easily adjust the degree you want in your weight loss, depending on your circumstances. For example, if you get pregnant, it is quite simple to loosen the band until you are ready to start your weight loss again.

Third, this procedure is quite affordable. Depending on the clinic that you go to, there are a wide variety of financing programs. They may have an in-house financing program that is designed to keep the procedure as affordable as possible. With monthly payments less than a car, and a decent down payment, as long as you keep in mind that you are investing in your own long term health, financing the procedure is easy.

One major advantage over other surgeries with the lapband is it is completely reversible. If for some reason, you want to remove it, it is just another simple procedure. As no real alteration has been done on your stomach, your stomach would soon return to its original form, as if nothing happened. However, keep in mind that the band is intended to stay in there forever. Don’t worry though, it won’t affect your healthy living.

For some, the cost of weight loss surgery seems prohibitive. But that is not true; weight loss surgery in many ways can be very important to your life. You just need to truly see it as that, and in fact, as an investment in yourself. Then you will see that it is not that expensive after all; this surgery has huge potential of changing your life completely.

You must remember one thing, and that is you are investing in yourself. If buying a car or a house is an investment, then this surgery is also. Those two things have monthly financing plans; it is fact that weight loss surgery also has such a plan. You only really need to make a down payment (the higher, the lower the monthly fees), and pay a monthly fee. If you happen to have a windfall, you can always make extra payments and reduce your monthly fees.

Shop around, as you should to find the best rates; some clinics may offer better monthly payments than others. Match it with the services that you want, some services you may want to cut out (such as extra seminars), and that may help reduce the cost. Ultimately though, remember that this is not a waste of money; you are investing in your self-esteem, your health, and your future. This investment will help you on your way to a new journey, and potentially a new life, a much higher quality of life.

The success behind healthy living is the willingness to make necessary changes to your lifestyle choices. Whether you have to modify your dietary plans or reduce any bad habits, every action you take has a reaction to your overall health. Eat healthy. Live healthy. Be healthy.

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