by Lee Wyatt
(last updated August 23, 2013)
Over the past few years weight loss surgery has become more and more popular as a method for controlling unwanted weight. However, there is one thing that many people forget about when they start thinking of using this procedure. What they forget is that weight loss surgery is exactly that—surgery. This means that it is often invasive in some manner, requiring time off from work for recover, and many of the same drawbacks to most other types of surgery. Here is a bit more information that you can use to help ensure you are making a properly informed decision prior to going under the knife.
One important fact that you should also consider before signing up for this type of surgery is your insurance. Except for some specific cases, this type of surgery is considered elective or cosmetic, and therefore often not covered by insurance plans. Make sure that your insurance covers the procedure before you agree to it, otherwise you will be paying for everything out of pocket.
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