OBESITY SURGERY SURGE
Is this a good or a bad thing?
The miracle of weight loss surgery.
And apparently, that's what many people are saying, and doing.
According to a new study, the number of individuals having weight loss surgery rose from just more than 13,000 to more than 71,000 over a four year period.
The reason, in part, is because of a 900 percent rise in operations on young seniors--patients between the ages of 55 and 64.
With an increase in advertising, media coverage, and improvements in safety—death rates fell 64 percent during the four years of the study, giving even more reason to get the surgery done.
Interestingly, the rise in the cost of surgeries outpaced inflation…going up 13 percent, or around 1500 dollars to an average of just more than 13,000 dollars per operation.
And the other piece of good news: in addition to the medical benefits is the psychological payoff.
"You become the person you feel like you were on the inside and you can let that person out and you can shine and be more confident and not be afraid of who you are," says Sara.
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