Talk with your surgeon about the different surgical treatments, as well as the benefits and risks.Remember:

  1. Bariatric surgery is not cosmetic surgery.
  2. Bariatric surgery does not involve the removal of adipose tissue (fat) by suction or surgical removal.
  3. The patient must commit to long-term lifestyle changes, including diet and exercise, which are key to the success of bariatric surgery.
  4. Problems after surgery are rare, but corrective procedures may be required.