Never had it don't want it.
I have seen people who have had it and one that had bypass surgery. They lost the weight,. LOTS of it within a year.. Looked terrific. Now, for some reason they have put most of it back on. Met a lady in a craft class, that was telling me how two or three in her family all had bypass surgery and they were "more" ill after having it. Just "research" it well before making a decision..if you are asking for yourself or someone else.
I wouldn't rule it out,but you have to be VIGILANT to not put the weight back on. My daughter-in-law had gastric bypass and she looks amazing,but she's also very careful. She did have a complication and ended up back in the hospital,but she still doesn't regret it.
I have known a few people to get it and most of them have gained the weight back (except one guy, who got regular weight loss surgery, he died on the table. That was pretty tragic).
It works for a while through negative reinforcement-- you simply get sick if you try to eat too much, so it discourages overeating. That's how it works-- forcing you to eat less. After a while though, people can gradually work their way back up until they are again at a place they can eat more calories than they need, stretching out the stomach again just like they did the first time around.
The problem as I see it: it doesn't solve the issues that would normally make someone overweight. People have addictions to food, bad habits, lead to sedentary a life, etc... the weight loss surgeries don't change the psychological issues.
If the psychological issues aren't solved and a healthier lifestyle isn't adopted, then the surgery is just a temporary deal.
Peace, and all that jazz...
...I'm a leaf on the wind. Watch me soar...
I'd do it but wont.. cant afford to
i would have to research it
Not a priority
Not a priority
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