Are you scared of flying for weight loss surgery? Medical tourism is a popular option for anyone considering a costly procedure at a more affordable rate.
While there are many benefits of weight loss surgery abroad, you need to be diligent in doing your research and finding a surgeon you can trust before making such an important decision. Here are a few things we recommend you consider before booking a medical tourism trip.
1. Aftercare: Some medical procedures might require follow-up care or adjustments. If you are concerned with the post-op requirements of your gastric or lap band surgery, you may not feel comfortable with abroad medical surgeries. In addition you may experience other sorts of post-op issues, whether that be emotional or sexual concerns. Weight loss surgery is a huge commitment and should never be taken lightly.
2. Travel Arrangements: Do you know where to go or where to stay while you are in Mexico? Rather than book a trip aimlessly without any knowledge of Mexico HIPPA compliant hospitals or their working reputable surgeons, Ready 4a Change will help arrange a smooth travel itinerary, and ensure your hotel and medical accommodations are met.
3. Post-Op Diet: There is no such thing as “instant” weight loss after obesity surgery. You’ll need to moderate your diet and implement lifestyle changes to continue seeing long-term results. A weight loss facilitator can help you understand not just the pre-surgery requirements, but also the aftercare modifications you’ll need to make to meet your ultimate weight goals.
4. Support: Do you have a strong support system in place? After you have weight loss surgery you may experience emotional changes. Look at the new person you’ve become! We recommend a strong support group, whether that be friends, family, or even active participation within online forums where you can share your concerns, worries, and successes with other patients.
If you’re scared of flying for weight loss surgery, you are certainly not alone. Going abroad for a medical procedure requires ample thought and consideration. We’re here to help you feel confident about your choice, and help you make that life-long change. Are you ready? Contact us to speak to a Care Consultant today.