Positive Body Image, Self-Esteem, and Self-Concept After Bariatric Surgery

Depression improves after weight loss. Success of weight loss from bariatric surgery is attributed to body image, self-esteem, and self-concept. The way you feel about yourself helps with success of losing the weight.

5 Tips:

  1. Find positive reinforcements that encourage you to continue your journey.
  2. Reward yourself for the steps you make toward success.
  3. Take each day slowly.
  4. Discuss with your doctor about the expectations that you have for the surgery.
  5. Determine ways after your surgery that you can incorporate to continue to have gains from the surgery.

Before weight loss surgery, elevated psychological difficulties and patient’s expectations that their life will dramatically change after surgery can negatively impact psychological health after the procedure.

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