The first year after surgery is vitally important. Having the support of an expert counsellor, with some practical techniques to boost confidence and motivation, can be very helpful.
London (PRWEB UK) 10 April 2012
London-based weight loss surgery provider, Bodycraft Weight Loss, already has an excellent reputation for bariatric surgery and aftercare, offering a wide range of procedures with top surgeons in 5* facilities. Now Bodycraft has announced exciting plans for a revolutionary new programme, especially designed to help weight loss surgery patients make excellent progress in the vital first year.
Bodycraft Weight Loss provides bariatric surgery for overweight and obese patients, offering procedures such as the gastric band, bypass or sleeve to help their patients lose weight.
The Company is renowned for a comprehensive and holistic approach to weight loss and offers an unusually comprehensive aftercare package. Prior to surgery, patients will receive pre-operative counselling from a counsellor who specialises in bariatric surgery. After surgery as well as post-surgical care, patients benefit from comprehensive dietary advice from specialist dietitians on diet, portion sizes and even meal plans.
With the help of Bodycraft’s team, patients understand the importance of changing their lifestyle in order to achieve healthy, sustainable weight loss.
Weight loss surgery should never be thought of as the easy option. To succeed takes determination and genuine changes to patients’ daily lives and routines, so it is very important for patients to have the right strategies in place in order to reach and maintain their target weight.
That’s why Bodycraft have launched new “Bodycraft Life”, to help patients stay on track.
Bodycraft Life is a unique new concept providing invaluable group support, especially for patients in the vital first year after weight loss surgery. The programme consists of group workshops offered by Julia Cox, Bodycraft’s Bariatric Counsellor, who is a fully qualified counsellor who intimately understands the issues surrounding weight loss, having slimmed from a size 20 to a 10 herself after bariatric surgery.
Each two and a half hour workshop will have a maximum 8 people to ensure an intimate and unthreatening environment. As well as sharing personal experiences and tips, sessions will cover issues such as goal-setting, practical and workable strategies, recognising obstacles and overcoming setbacks.
The key is a supportive environment which respects the fact that weight loss surgery patients have made a huge life-changing decision and that sharing the experience with like-minded individuals can be very encouraging.
The workshops will assist patients to progress with confidence towards their goals and provide valuable strategies to help them to maintain target weight.
Bodycraft’s team of bariatric surgeons, counsellors, nurses and dietitians specialise in providing weight loss surgery and supporting patients afterwards with comprehensive aftercare and dietary support to ensure that they succeed in healthy weight loss.
A spokesperson for the company said “We have always put high standards of aftercare at the centre of our business philosophy; providing dietary support and a specialist support team to help our patients achieve their goals. We are therefore delighted to announce the addition of ‘Bodycraft Life’ to our range of services.”
“The first year after surgery is vitally important. Patients’ hopes and expectations for weight loss can be high, but adjusting to a new lifestyle after surgery can be quite challenging.”
“Having the support of an expert counsellor, with some very practical techniques to boost confidence and motivation, can be very helpful. In addition, workshops are a great opportunity to meet other patients in the same situation and share experiences.”
As well as Bodycraft’s own patients, an invitation is extended to any weight loss surgery patients who would value the support, including ex-NHS and private patients, or patients who have travelled abroad for surgery and find they need more support post-operatively.
Bodycraft offers a full range of weight loss surgery procedures, including the gastric band, bypass and sleeve, as well as the non-surgical gastric balloon. Patients are supported before, during and after surgery by professional and dedicated dietitians, nurses and counsellors as well as Consultant Bariatric Surgeons, to ensure that patients get the best results from surgery.
Patients can call Bodycraft on freephone 0800 862 0343 to request a confidential consultation with a Weight Loss Surgeon. http://www.bodycraftweightloss.co.uk for further information.