While this is just one example of a successful bariatric patient, Dr. Feiz & Associates note that many other people tend to pair their surgical weight loss with other types of positive personal change.
Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) July 16, 2015
“I turned back the clock, I’m reliving my life” 53 year-old insult comic Lisa Lampanelli told Yahoo! Beauty in a June 18 interview about her life after a successful gastric sleeve procedure two years ago. Big changes that go beyond weight loss do often happen with successful bariatric patients, notes Dr. Feiz and Associates. They note that while losing weight doesn’t address every problem in a person’s life, in the best cases it can help spur positive changes. Lisa Lampanelli, who lost more than 100 pounds with her procedure, is going back to school by taking drama classes at Yale and says that she is undergoing major spiritual and emotional transformations for the better. While this is just one example of a successful bariatric patient, Dr. Feiz & Associates note that many other people tend to pair their surgical weight loss with other types of positive personal change. The notable examples highlighted by the bariatric surgery center include:
- New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is easily one of the most famous weight loss patients in America. Dr. Feiz and Associates point out that he is significantly lighter, and by all accounts his health has been substantially improved by his Lap Band procedures. As for the change he’s undergoing, that’s far from unknown. He made his run to be the next president of the United States official on Tuesday, June 30.
- Celebrity chef Graham Elliot lost 150 pounds after gastric sleeve surgery. He has apparently more than weathered the obvious challenge of keeping his weight down while creating delicious food for a living. Meanwhile, his career is clearly moving forward and he can be seen on television on both “MasterChef” and “Craziest Restaurants in America.” The noted chef also had the honor of curating the NFL Draft festival last April.
- She’s not as well-known as Governor Christie or Chef Elliot, but former Dr. Feiz patient Jessenia Reyes was featured in a 2014 video discussing how she had a gastric sleeve with Dr. Feiz to make one very big life change: having her first baby. Now, two years following her procedure she is a very busy and happy working mother and planning with her husband for her second child.
It’s important that patients have realistic expectations about their weight loss, notes Dr. Feiz and Associates. Some patients tend to attribute an array of personal problems to their weight, but the reality is that many of those issues can remain even after the weight is gone. That’s why it’s important for patients to work proactively not only to ensure that they make the lifestyle changes to sustain their weight loss, but also to work on issues that may turn out to have little to do with their weight.
Anyone interested in learning more about the positive changes that are capable with weight loss surgery can call Dr. Feiz & Associates at 310-817-6911 or visit the clinic online at http://www.drfeiz.com. Free informational seminars are held on a regular basis.