As anyone who has ever been on a diet knows, the deal on weight loss is never closed. There are many who succeed, but losing weight and keeping it off is a challenge. And unfortunately in the weight loss challenge, failure is an option. Many raise the bar on their efforts and vie for bariatric surgery as a remedy.
Success Is Not a Guarantee
A great many studies have been done to measure the success of weight- loss surgery, and the sad result is that often times patients gain back most or more of the weight they have lost in the three years following surgery. In addition, a good number fall short of their initial weight loss goal prior to regain.