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Weight Loss surgery can change your life in countless ways. Physically, you’ll feel more energised, sleep better, and be at a much lower risk for lifestyle diseases such as diabetes or heart disease. Mentally, you’ll feel more motivated and be at a lower risk for mental health issues such as depression. Emotionally, you’ll find higher self-esteem, positive self-perception and confidence. So, what’s stopping you? Perth Weight Loss and Surgery is debunking the most common reasons for delaying weight loss surgery: cost, recovery, social stigma, and fear of surgery failure.


For many, the main reason for delaying weight loss surgery is the worry that they won’t be able to afford it. However, the cost of weight loss surgery shouldn’t hold you back, as many payment options mean you can focus on taking steps towards a healthier future without the financial stress. For example, you can pay for your weight loss surgery using your superannuation funds. Perth Weight Loss and Surgery partners with SuperCare, an external service provider that helps you apply for Early Release of Super. With the help of SuperCare, gaining the funds for the surgery is straightforward and stress-free.

Essentially, whatever your financial situation, Perth Weight Loss and Surgery will do everything we can to support you in your journey towards a healthier self.  At the end of the day, no matter how much money or success we have, it means nothing without our health.

A lot of misperception surrounds the recovery process of weight loss surgery. Despite what you may see on TV or in movies, surgery is not always traumatic on the body – with bariatric surgery, you won’t be in the hospital for weeks or be left with a big scar. The procedure for weight loss surgery is performed laparoscopically, also known as a ‘keyhole surgery.’ Therefore, you will only be left with tiny scars that heal quickly. Most people leave the hospital after 1-2 post-surgery.

Depending on the type of weight loss surgery, and the kind of job you have, you should be able to return to work within just 2-4 weeks. For the majority of people, the recovery from weight loss surgery is very straightforward and less troublesome than they expected. Don’t let the idea of recovery time hold you back. A few short weeks of recovery is nothing compared to a lifetime of feeling healthier and living life to the fullest.

Although the social stigma surrounding weight loss surgery has drastically improved in recent times, many people still worry about what other’s will think if they take this step towards a healthier future. Those considering weight loss surgery may feel nervous that it will be seen as ‘cheating’ or ‘taking the easy way out.’

However, it’s important to remember that people who hold these opinions are either uneducated or misinformed about weight loss surgery. Therefore, listening to their take on the topic is of no use to you or anyone. Countless people worldwide have undergone bariatric surgery and radically improved their life and well-being – simply by ignoring any ignorant comments and focusing on themselves and their loved ones.

The people who really matter, like your friends and family, will support you and want the best for your health. Focus on the recommendations given by health experts, like your doctor, and don’t let prejudiced social stigma hold you back from living a healthier, longer life.

Some choose to delay the decision to have weight loss surgery because of the anxiety surrounding whether the surgery will work.

You may worry: will I be able to sustain the diet required after the surgery? Will I see the results that I want? Is the surgery safe? Perth Weight Loss and Surgery are here to answer any questions that you may have and will be by your side throughout every step of the weight loss process to ensure that you see an improvement in your health.

The surgery itself is extremely low risk, and complications with the procedures are very rare. People tend to have more difficulty adjusting to the dietary requirements after surgery. However, Perth Weight Loss and Surgery has an expert team of psychologists, dieticians and exercise physiologists on staff to prepare you for the changes and support you at all stages. We have helped countless people gain a new lease on life with weight loss surgery, and there is absolutely no reason why you will be any different.

Don’t let the fear of failure hold you back when we are here as your safety net.

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In considering weight loss surgery, you are making a major commitment to your health and future. The Perth Weight Loss and Surgery team has found that our clients feel most at ease when they can hear about others’ real-life experiences.

Deciding to undergo weight loss surgery may be daunting, however, the physical and mental health benefits can be life-changing. Learning about others that have taken the leap and entered into a new phase of healthy, active living can be extremely helpful.

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