Reading Time: 2 minutes

Surgeon Mr Mahawar – Weight Loss Surgery is NOT Cosmetic Surgery

weight loss surgery

Severe obesity is associated with impaired functioning of almost all organ systems and a shortened lifespan. Conversely, Bariatric Surgery leads to improvement in the functioning of a range of human organs and increases overall survival. In plain English, bariatric surgery adds years to life and life to the years!

Despite these scientifically proven benefits in control and treatment of a range of medical conditions like Type 2 Diabetes, Hypertension, Obstructive Sleep Apnoea, Dyslipidaemia, Fatty Liver, Infertility, and so on, many patients perceive it to be a cosmetic intervention. Nothing could be farther from the truth. This sets them on the wrong path and can often result in unrealistic expectations. For example, weight loss required to make a meaningful difference to health parameters may be different from what is needed to obtain a picture-perfect body – which quite frankly most patients (like most human beings) will never achieve.

I am not denying that weight loss can enhance physical appearance and that itself may be associated with an improvement in confidence and social outlook but that should not be the main reason for seeking bariatric surgery. It should be perceived as a tool for improvement in health and quality of life and a scientifically proven method for achieving durable weight loss when combined with appropriate changes in eating habits and lifestyle.

If you are interested in a gastric procedure such as the gastric band, gastric sleeve, gastric bypass or ESG. You can contact our expert team today and book a free consult with one of our weight loss surgeons.


    I'm happy to receive marketing email from Healthier Weight only. We never share or sell data with third parties.

    Share This Post

    Subscribe To Our Newsletter

    Get updates and learn from the best

    More To Explore

    Diet and nutrition

    The Health Benefits of Bariatric Surgery Beyond Weight Loss

    Reading Time: 2 minutes In recent years, bariatric surgery has gained recognition not only for its remarkable impact on weight reduction but also for its complex health benefits that extend beyond shedding excess weight.

    Get a FREE consultation by calling
    0800 3134618 
    Get a quote 
    We use cookies on our website to give you the most relevant experience by remembering your preferences and repeat visits. Your personal data will be used for the personalization of ads and cookies may be used for personalized and non-personalized advertising. By clicking “Accept All”, you consent to the use of ALL the cookies. However, you may visit “Cookie Settings” to provide a controlled consent.  Read our cookies policy here