Weight loss surgery, also known as bariatric surgery, is an increasingly popular treatment for people suffering from morbid obesity.
Surgery promotes a significant weight loss over a short period of time, and supports recovery from physical conditions accompanying obesity, such as type II diabetes and heart disease. Weight loss surgery also increases self-esteem, improves quality of life and increases life span. However, surgery may have an impact on the psychological health of some individuals, affecting particularly their body image perception.
Some people having undergone surgery are able to adjust naturally to their rapid weight loss and new body image, yet others might experience difficulties in accepting their new appearance.
Many times surgery can lead to saggy skin due to extreme weight loss, thus some individuals might continue to experience body dissatisfaction leading to major distress, feelings of anxiety and depression. It is important to prepare a person for the lifetime changes following surgery through counselling and screening.
We have worked with many clients through their weight loss surgery, and supported them through their transformation of mind and body.
We believe specialised psychotherapy, with a team of experts that we have here at WeightMatters, provides the tools for you to maximise the psychological and life-fulfilling benefits of weight loss surgery.