The Cost of Obesity

Although weight loss surgery may seem expensive at first, it’s important to consider that the procedures are a one-time fixed cost. Obesity-related expenses put a continual strain on your day-to-day expenditures and will likely only increase due to weight-related health conditions. Not to mention, you can’t put a price on feeling confident and living a full, healthy lifestyle.

And when compared to the cost and low success rate of diet programs and exercise regimens, you’ll see that the benefits of weight loss surgery quickly begin to outweigh the costs. In fact, 95 per cent of people who depend on changing their eating and exercise habits alone to lose weight will eventually gain it back.*

Studies have shown that people achieve and maintain an average weight loss of 60% of excess body weight in the first year following the gastric sleeve procedure. When you consider how much you’ve spent on traditional diets and the less obvious costs of being overweight, like plus-sized clothing, prescription medication and weight-related health issues, the value of a lasting solution becomes clearer.

Obesity-Related Expenses

Are you having second thoughts about the Gastric Sleeve or Mini-Gastric Bypass procedure because you feel you can’t afford it? The financial impact of obesity is real. Take some time to calculate how much money you are spending now on weight-related costs like:

  • Commercial weight loss program fees
  • Grocery and dining costs
  • Specialized clothing stores
  • Prescription drugs
  • Time lost from work due to weight related health issues

Is weight loss surgery starting to look like the more affordable option.

Call SmartShape today to learn more about how weight loss surgery might be right for you. You can reach us at (888) 278-7952, or on our website here.

* Source: Diabetes Dialogue | Winter 2015

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