Article on Weight Loss Myths Outlines the Needs for Real Solutions to Obesity, Notes Beverly Hills Physicians

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Commenting on the recent article, the Los Angeles area surgical center explains that, while fad diets may seem enticing in what they promise, they often distract obese patients from seeking out true weight loss solutions such as bariatric surgery.

One of BHP’s successful weight loss surgery patients.

Unlike fad diets, weight loss surgery has been proven time and time again to help obese patients lose a significant percentage of their excess weight, and keep it off in the long term.

According to an article published November 8th in USA Today, the widespread perpetuation of weight loss myths not only fails to motivate consistent and significant weight loss results, it can have overall negative effects by disseminating false information about weight loss. The article explains that, when someone hears about a “miracle cure” to obesity, they may try the fad for themselves, and will most likely end up discouraged and confused as to why the method didn’t work for them. According to Los Angeles medical group Beverly Hills Physicians (BHP), getting discouraged about the possibility of losing a significant amount of weight can often cause patients to give up entirely, and allow their obesity to completely overtake their health. Yet, BHP explains that weight loss surgery offers many severely obese patients a way out of what often seems like an endless cycle of tried and failed diets. They note that, unlike fad diets, weight loss surgery has been proven time and time again to help obese patients lose a significant percentage of their excess weight, and keep it off in the long term.

•Losing Weight – BHP explains that, while different types of weight loss surgery take a slightly different approach, their core goal is to limit the capacity of the stomach so patients eat far less at each meal. They note that many patients considering weight loss surgery will often choose between the Lap Band and the gastric sleeve. BHP explains that while the Lap Band had a large jump in popularity about a decade ago, the gastric sleeve has been rapidly growing in popularity in light of recent favorable study results. Overall, these results have showed that the gastric sleeve patients tend to lose more weight than their Lap Band counterparts, while experiencing a rate of serious complications much lower than the more radical gastric bypass, the procedure once considered to be the gold standard.
•Keeping it Off – Another reason why patients are turning to the gastric sleeve, BHP explains, is that it is a permanent solution that does not necessitate regular adjustment appointments similar to what Lap Band patients must undertake. Because, for many patients, the idea of keeping the weight off is much more daunting than losing the weight in the short term, this permanence can be extremely comforting.

While many patients know Beverly Hills Physicians is one of Southern California’s premier plastic surgery destinations, their bariatric surgery team has helped countless patients lose the weight needed to take back the future of their health. For more information about bariatric surgery, or any of the plastic surgery procedures that Beverly Hills Physicians offers, call the medical group today at 800-788-1416, or visit them online at http://www.BeverlyHillsPhysicians.com.

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