Myths About Weight Loss Surgery {Sponsored}

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Disclaimer: We’ve partnered with Life Back Medical to bring you this sponsored post on how to become the healthiest version of yourself for you and your family.

While diet and exercise are still the best way to lose weight, for some, it’s not enough. Those with significant weight to lose might need more help than the standard exercise and diet regime many undertake to achieve their fitness goals. For these few, weight loss surgery (or bariatric weight loss) could be the best answer. Not only will it help them become healthier, but it’ll also reduce their risk of heart problems, diabetes, high blood pressure and a slew of other health conditions and issues. So, if you want 2020 to be the year you finally get healthy and are considering weight loss surgery, here are some myths and truths about the procedure:

Myth: It’s not safe

Truth: Thanks to new and advanced technologies, weight loss surgery is safer than ever and is an outpatient procedure. Life Back Medical has a treatment center right here in Corona and can have you in and out in the same day. The procedure is less invasive and has less risks than years before.

Myth: There’s a long recovery

Truth: Because it’s done using minimally invasive technique, weight loss surgery today has shorter recovery times. While the exact recovery will differ from patient-to-patient, the majority will have a full recovery within a few weeks.

Myth: It’s the lazy way to lose weight

Truth: The weight loss surgery is actually the first step in the patient’s journey to a healthier life. There are still things they’ll need to do to help facilitate the weight loss and keep it off, so it’s anything but easy or lazy. Actually, a regular exercise regime and a healthy diet is crucial to having the best results.

Myth: Weigh loss surgery isn’t covered by a patient’s insurance

Truth: Many times, weight loss surgery is actually covered by most PPO plans. Those with a significantly high BMI will usually qualify for the procedure at no cost to them.

Life Back Medical focuses on focuses on preventing and repairing life-altering conditions, including weight loss surgery for those who wish to live a healthier life. Located in Corona, their weight loss procedures are done on Saturdays as an outpatient procedure. They work with your insurance so that it’s covered with nothing out-of-pocket. Visit www.lifebackmedical.com for more information.

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Born and raised in Los Angeles, Kristie moved to Corona six years ago after her husband accepted a position in a neighboring city. Since then, she’s been able to create quite an extraordinary life in this wonderful city she calls home. As a work-from-home mom of three littles (Mason 4, Kingston 3 and sweet baby Juliette 3 months), Kristie is one busy momma! Life is non-stop for this momma, but she wouldn't have it any other way. The UCLA graduate is a writer/journalist/social media and communications coordinator by trade, but a momma and wife 24/7. When she’s not working and has a much-needed break from her kids, she enjoys reading, writing, wine, fitness and living life to her fullest! You can catch up with her everyday life on IG @therealmommychronicles!