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How to Manage Loose Skin After Weight Loss Surgery

Is the thought of loose, saggy skin holding you back from moving forward with bariatric surgery? Loose skin is an unfortunate side effect of losing a significant amount of weight quickly.  Many people believe that loose skin is a purely cosmetic issue. However, excess skin can have medical implications, especially when it comes to chafing…

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What to Expect During Bariatric Surgery Recovery

When it comes to bariatric surgery, you may be surprised to learn that the procedure itself is often the easiest part of the process. It’s what comes next that will require work, discipline, and a willingness to change old habits to adapt to a new lifestyle.     Bariatric surgery recovery will be challenging, but it…

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Is BMI Accurate? Learn More About BMI and Other Health Measurements

If you’re interested in bariatric surgery, or if you’ve already undergone the procedure, you’re likely well-acquainted with your Body Mass Index (BMI). For the uneducated, BMI is a mathematical formula based on weight and height that’s used to calculate percentage of body fat. Use our BMI calculator to determine your own body mass index.   …

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Weight Loss Vitamins and Supplements: Do They Really Work

We see advertisements every day for weight loss vitamins and supplements that will help you “magically” melt away the pounds. In a country struggling with an obesity epidemic, many Americans are willing to do or try anything to lose weight. From fad diets to taking pills of various shapes, colors, and sizes, we’re a nation that’s…

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The Ultimate Holiday Wish List for Bariatric Patients

  The holidays are just around the corner! If you’ve just had bariatric surgery or intend on having surgery, you’ve taken the first step to living a healthier lifestyle. What better way to celebrate your new lease on life than by making a wish list of items dedicated to weight loss and healthy living?…

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