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How much is Bariatric Surgery Worth to You?

I don't have a problem with skinny people; honestly, I don't. I actually feel sorry for some of the real skinny ones because deep inside I know they long for a cheeseburger that they don't have to run off on the treadmill. Still, I must admit that in the past, I have envied them. They have no problems finding clothes that fit in the stores, and they never seem to struggle with too tight seat belts.

Another thing you have to admit is that people love skinny people. Well if not love, then at least they appear to favor them more. That's why so many obese people, who don't realize that people have to like you for your personality and not your weight, are so interested in having some type of weight loss treatment.

I am, of course, a big supporter of bariatric surgeries. I am a gastric banding survivor myself, and I have successfully kept my weight down for years. Because of my weight loss, I have lowered my blood pressure and been able to control my diabetes without medication. I wouldn't change the fact that I had Lap-Band surgery for anything. Not only did it change my life, but it also didn't empty my savings account because it is one of the most affordable, weight loss procedures available.

Nevertheless, not everyone is able to pay for bariatric surgery even though it is quite economical. If your insurance provider is not willing to help you with the cost, you will need to compare the prices of different surgeons and hospitals. You might also want to consider having your weight loss procedure done in a large city where band surgeries are done quite often, on a daily basis. This will make the cost cheaper for you. Financing through health financiers is also an option for you if your credit is good.

If you are concerned about paying for your weight loss surgery, then you should ask yourself, what is this surgery worth? What's the price on being able to enjoy the little things like hiking with your children or climbing the steps of Notre Dame in Paris with someone you love? What's the value of adding years to your life?