According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) wound problems and complications from blood clotsare common aftereffects of gastric bypass and gasroplasty surgery. The NIH has also reported that those undergoing surgical treatment for obesity have had substantial nutritional and metabolic complications, gastritis, esophogaitis, outlet stenosis and abdominal hernias. More than 10% required another operation to fix problems resulting from the first surgery.

Another tempting solution is liposuction. Studies show that liposuction begets a plethora of side effects, the main one being death! A survey of all 1,200 actively practicing North American board-certified plastic surgeons confirmed that there are about 20 deaths for every 100,000 liposuctions, whereas the generally acceptable mortality rate for elective surgery is 1 in 100,000. Compared with the 16.4 per 100,000 mortality rate of U.S. motor vehicle accidents, liposuction is not a benign procedure. Liposuction is dangerous.

Have you noticed the celebrities that have had weight loss surgery? Remember how they used to talk about it on the news shows and even stared in commercials promoting weight loss surgery? Have you noticed them lately? How much weight have they re-gained? At Slender For Life™, I frequently have men and women who have had weight loss surgery come to me weighing more than they did prior to the surgery. Using hypnosis they can take the weight off and keep it off. I talked recently with a former Slender For Life™, client who came to me after her lap band surgery. She too (as have several others) came to me weighing more than before the surgery. She says that thanks to Slender For Life™ she uses self-hypnosis several times each and is in control of what and how much she eats. With hypnotherapy, she even created a desire to exercise.

By the way, how are you doing with your New Years Resolution?