The team at Birmingham Minimally Invasive Surgery wants to help you live your life to the fullest. Often, being chronically overweight can negatively impact our lives and cause fatigue, high blood pressure, and other health related problems. Luckily, weight loss surgery can help you achieve a healthier and happier lifestyle. Don’t just take our word for it. Amber Jones, one of our most recent weight loss patients, said, “[After my surgery], I’m finally happy with myself.”

If you’ve been going back and forth about weight loss surgery, like Amber was, we hope this blog can answer some of your questions and help you decide whether or not weight loss surgery is right for you. Before we learn more about Amber’s 85 lbs. weight loss after weight loss surgery, let’s discuss all you need to know about this procedure in Birmingham, AL.

What Is Weight Loss Surgery?

Weight loss surgery, also called bariatric surgery, reduces the stomach’s capacity to retain food. Lessening food intake results in significant weight loss and often treats other conditions that accompany obesity, like high blood pressure, fatigue, diabetes, and other health conditions.

Each of these customizable procedures offers a specific technique to decrease the capacity of your stomach. Some standard weight loss surgery techniques include Sleeve Gastrectomy, LAP-BAND, and Gastric Bypass. Our most common weight loss surgery, sleeve gastrectomy, is performed laparoscopically, and reduces stomach size by two-thirds. At BMI Surgery, Dr. Long and his team will discuss your medical history and desired results before recommending a surgical procedure that’s the best fit for you.

What Are the Benefits of Weight Loss Surgery?

There are countless benefits of weight loss surgery—take it from someone who has experienced it first-hand! “Now that I’ve had my surgery, the best thing is feeling good about myself, feeling good waking up, not being so exhausted all the time,” said Amber. This experience is common after weight loss surgery. Many people find their energy levels and overall well-being significantly improve after weight loss surgery at BMI Surgery.

Beyond the physical benefits, many patients report feeling more fulfilled, satisfied, and confident after bariatric surgery. Amber said she feels “happy and healthy.” She added, “I’m more active in my kids’ lives, and I’m a lot more present in the here and now. I’m not so worried about what other people think about me.”

With BMI Surgery, you can stop worrying about your weight and start living your life to the fullest.

Can Weight Loss Surgery Help Me If I’ve Been an Avid Dieter?

Many patients have dieted intermittently for years with little to no results. Intense dieting can be stressful and disheartening, sometimes leading to people gaining weight instead of losing it. Amber frequently dieted before her weight loss surgery but said after she had kids, “I could never seem to get it [her weight] under control.” She added, “My health had gotten so out of hand and I was ready to change my life for the better.”

If you’ve reached a point where you know your weight has gotten out of control but don’t know where to turn, BMI Surgery can help. Our compassionate team of professionals can listen to your concerns and create a treatment plan that’s right for you.

Become the Happiest Version of Yourself

At BMI Surgery, we want to empower you to be the best version of yourself. Dr. Long and his team of experts are dedicated to your overall satisfaction and well-being. After her weight loss surgery, Amber said that she couldn’t be happier with the choice she made to use Dr. Long as her surgeon, and we want you to have that same feeling when you choose BMI. Discover how you can get back to living your life to the fullest at BMI Surgery in Birmingham, AL, by calling us at (205) 833-6907 or filling out our online form.

Your Trusted Weight Loss Experts: BMI Surgery

Dr. Long is a board-certified weight loss surgeon in Birmingham, AL. We offer customized treatment plans to help you reach your weight loss goals. Call us at 205-850-1973 or schedule an appointment online, or get started on your weight loss journey today!