Weight loss surgery in Tijuana, Mexico may sound like a wild and crazy concept to somebody who’s never gotten involved in medical tourism before. But this, in fact, is an option that has saved thousands of lives over the years as an alternative when health insurance says no to covering such procedures as gastric sleeve.
One example was Emily who struggled with being overweight and was asked to pay thousands of dollars for medical tests and jump through hoops to qualify. However, once she got to where she was ready to book her surgery, she found out that the insurance did not in fact cover the operation costs.
Emily picked Mexico Bariatric Center® to get affordable and reliable weight loss surgery in Tijuana. After she reached her ideal weight with bariatrics, she did a Mommy Makeover with plastic board certified surgeons of Mexico Cosmetic Center.
Here are 6 ways bariatric surgery in Tijuana and other Mexican cities has helped save numerous lives at Mexico Bariatric Center alone!
1. Little Out of Pocket Cost Without Medical Insurance
In countries such as the United States, it is possible to get covered by your medical insurance to receive weight loss surgery such as gastric sleeve or gastric bypass. However, the procedures are priced so high compared to those in Tijuana, Mexico that you may very well pay more out of pocket after the deductible.
Because the prices are substantially lower, you can, indeed, have a way to undergo surgery that will not leave you in financial ruin. While payment is typically required upfront, it more than pays for itself in rather a short time.
2. The Risks of the Surgery Are Minimal Compared to the Benefits
Bariatric surgery has come a long way over the years regarding safety and long-term success. When going through a surgery that involves being placed under general anesthesia, there are always risks involved. However, the danger of dealing with diabetes, high blood pressure, sleep apnea, and other obesity-related diseases significantly outweighs the surgery risks.
3. Confidence and Quality of Life
There are some who suffer from back problems or other injuries that they can not have operated on due to their obesity. Weight loss can not only give such individuals the opportunity to get those surgeries performed but can, in fact, eliminate the need to undergo surgery for the injury at all.
By losing excess weight and following a good workout routine, one can strengthen the muscles that support the spine and other areas of the body. We have helped many individuals who were bedridden or using a cane, who can now get out and enjoy life again.
Now, the bariatrics, of course, require keeping up with vitamin and proper nutrition intake to ensure that your bones and body stay healthy and active as you lose the weight.
Getting mobile again after being confined to a bed or barely able to move helps to ensure that you can get out and be active which has countless benefits to your health. By being able to go for runs, enjoy the sun, and reduce the load on your skeletal structure you can add years to your life.
Wild Fact: If being bedridden causes your loneliness, the isolation, in fact, takes years off of your life as well. We are social creatures and being around people and out socializing improves our health.
4. Meet Life-Long Friends and Family
Patients coming from all over the world meet in Mexico and become life-long friends and buddies. Also, the support group that we offer alongside our caring staff, you never feel alone after surgery with us. By joining a private support group such as ours, you can keep in contact with our staff and other patients even years after surgery.
When you have questions or concerns Mexico Bariatric Center’s Facebook support group is a wonderful source of fast answers from people who have been where you are and know the solutions.
Our company, for example, interacts with our future and former patients regularly to ensure their questions are answered and to learn how to serve them in the future better. This attention comes from companies such as ours being smaller and more able to focus on the people, not just the procedures.
Some patients even help each other out with clothing to save each other money as they lose weight at a quick rate, or share recipe ideas and life events. In some cases, patients become such good friends that they spend time together in person, going on fun outings and relating to their weight loss surgery experience.
5. You Also Have Cheer Leaders
Not only do you gain a sense of family with the support, but you also have a full group of people cheering you on. For many, it’s hard to keep motivated, especially years out after surgery. This again ties back to that feeling of loneliness that can kick in from time to time that many of us face. Sometimes you just need some kind words and compliments to help keep you motivated.
Time and time again, in a support group, former patients post before and after photos to show their progress. Some don’t even see the difference yet even though it is clearly visible that they have lost 100 pounds or more. Immediately after posting a photo, group members share love and praise at their success like their own cheering session. This sense of community and recognition can significantly boost one’s self-esteem as well as their performance in their diet and exercise due to the positive mental effects it has on the brain.
6. Opens Your Eyes to Importance of Nutrition
Not everybody who struggles with obesity falls into this category, but there are some who value nutrition and the need for a balanced diet and vitamin intake.
Undergoing surgery, for some, is an eye-opening experience as they speak with a nutritionist and learn how to ensure they eat more of the right foods and get proper vitamin intake. This winds up going beyond the benefits of weight loss as the vitamins and healthy foods help promote a reduction in the risk of certain cancers, heart disease, and diabetes.
CAUTION: After bariatric surgery, some patients begin to look sickly as they are losing weight! This is usually due to not taking bariatric specific vitamins and eat properly; your body needs good nourishment.
So there you have it, 6 reasons why weight loss surgery in Tijuana, Mexico can save lives! If you want to learn more about our services, take some time to navigate our website. And if you want to speak to somebody to schedule surgery and make a positive change, we are here to help at 855-768-7247.