Yes, you heard it here! So many times, we hear that gastric surgery doesn’t work, or it’ll never last and this is actually true, in some rare cases.
As recently as March this year we heard about someone who went in for a gastric sleeve in Turkey and upon returning to the UK picked up a ‘large big mac meal’ and took it home, liquidized it and drank the lot (we dread to think how that panned out)!
Then there are those we read about that are determined to finish off a full adult plate of roast Sunday lunch – Even if it takes them three hours! For these people, surgery is probably a NO NO!
For gastric surgery (or our non-surgical options) to work, firstly you need the right mind set!
After surgery, you can indulge in pretty much most things, including deserts, sweets, and alcohol, but you must think portion sizes. After all, the reason so many people are overweight isn’t what they eat, it’s how much they eat. Which is why our surgical and non-surgical procedures are successful for so many people throughout the United Kingdom who embrace the new smaller way of thinking, without any regrets or hunger pangs.
If you are looking to embark on this life-changing weight loss journey you must ask yourself if you have the steady discipline for it (and don’t worry about past binges etc. you just won’t have them anymore).
Also, with procedures comparable to the gastric sleeve, you’ll learn really fast that your body just won’t be able to take the huge portions it did previously (it’ll be like trying to put a tennis ball into an egg cup) unless you stretch your stomach back after time by overeating regularly, which in itself is pretty pointless and costly!
YOU WILL NOT FEEL HUNGRY OR HARD DONE BY!
Now, if you are ready for massive mental change, dramatic weight loss that will stay off and are prepared to trust us and our team of professionals that are with you every single step of the NOSC journey, here are some of the changes you’ll make without sacrificing eating in, or eating out:
- 1 or 2 crackers and cheese -v- A huge plate full of cheese on toast
- ½ Cheeseburger -v- Big Mac & Chips
- Starter Menu Choices -v- Main Courses
- 1 egg, 1 bacon and ½ a piece of toast -v- The Full English Breakfast
- 1 small slice of meat, 1 potato and veggies -v- A whopping great big roast dinner
- Dipping bowl of spaghetti bolognaise -v- A mountain of pasta and meaty Sauce
- 1 Sausage and a scoop of mash -v- Something Desperate Dan would serve up
- 1 ham, 1 egg and a few chips -v- The pack of ham, 2 eggs and half a bag of chips
- Kids meal -v- Main Course Menu (yes this is allowed in most restaurants)
- 1 fun size chocolate bar -v- Large slabs of the stuff
- A G&T or two -v- A bottle of Prosecco
- Water or juice -v- Sugary drinks like cola (that bloat you out)
Of course, you don’t have to take our word for it, we can put you in touch with a great many happy ‘losers’ who will be more than pleased to talk through any questions and concerns you may have from the stacked out ‘losers bench’.
Weight loss surgery is one of the fastest growing areas of private medicine in the United Kingdom. So, it really is no wonder that prospective patients become confused about which procedure to opt for and where to go for advice when they decide on surgery in the UK.
Here at NOSC we bring together seventeen of the finest hospitals and seventeen of the most skilled and experienced consultant surgeons and consultant gastroenterologists in the country for you!
Each surgeon and each hospital has to meet the criteria set out in our own minimum standards document. This ensures you that you will receive the highest level of care, where safety is always the first consideration.
Want to know more or have a chat about your options? Why not give us a call on 0345 618 7276. We’re ready and waiting to help you become a whole new you!
The National Obesity Surgery Centre… The Patient’s Choice!