How much did you pay for your weight loss surgery?

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Registered: 01-16-2013
How much did you pay for your weight loss surgery?
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Mon, 01-28-2013 - 9:10am

How much did you personally have to pay for your weight loss surgery? Do you feel you got your money's worth?

I come here and read your success stories and it seems like everyone is doing great. But I know some people in real life that look no different years later. Why is that?

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Registered: 12-17-1998
Mon, 01-28-2013 - 11:45am

I had already met my insurance copay so I didn't pay anything for my surgery but even if I hadn't I would do it again. I have lost 100 pounds, I'm 4 years post op, and I'm still working on losing. As Alice said, you have to be ready to make changes in how you eat, what you eat and to exercise. This is NOT a sure fire weight loss, other than the first few months (I missed half of that due to complications) but it IS a tool to help you. Even with the complications I would do it again in heartbeat.

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Registered: 03-06-2004
Mon, 01-28-2013 - 10:52am

I only paid a co-pay for my insurance and it was totally worth it.

I am 3 yrs post op and when I was looking into surgery you were considered a success if you kept 50% of your weight off 5 yrs post op. WHich since most people loose around 100lbs is 50 lbs you may not look that different.

I think regain happens to people becuase they think the surgery is a cure all--the first 6 months you loose weight pretty much no matter what you do.  You have to change to loose all the weight and keep it off.   You have to change what you eat, why you eat, how  you relate to food, and for the majority of poeple you need to add regular exercise.  It's hard work, but well worth it!

Alice

Alice