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The REAL Costs of Delaying Your Weight Loss Surgery
Posted by skymedicus STAFF on 7/24/2017 7:39 PM | Last Modified: August 2, 2017
Like millions of women and men across the country, you may have been thinking about weight loss surgery for month, years or possibly even decades. And while you may believe that it’s a viable option to help you achieve a healthy BMI, the fact that weight loss surgery can cost anywhere from $25,000 to over $50,000 is more than just a barrier: it’s a financial brick wall.
However, it’s vital for you to bear in mind that every month that you delay your weight loss surgery is actually COSTING you in ways that you may not realize.
Obesity is a Health Hazard
For starters, and as your physician will readily agree, your excess weight is putting your overall health at serious risk, and can contribute to (if it hasn’t already) a host of chronic diseases including type 2 diabetes, sleep apnea, osteoarthritis, hypertension, and even many forms of cancer. As the old saying goes: “good health is priceless”.
Higher Medical Costs
In addition, research by Reuters found that obesity typically leads to higher annual healthcare expenses. A study of employees at the Mayo Clinic found that obese individuals paid an average of $1,850 more each year in medical costs compared to their non-obese colleagues.
Obese Individuals Earn Less Income
What’s more, the delay in getting weight loss surgery is probably taking a major bite out of your wealth and earning capacity. The Karolinska Institute in Stockholm studied the career mobility of 750,000 over a 20 year period, and found that those who were obese were 30 percent more likely to be more downward mobile (i.e. achieve a lower socioeconomic status) than their non-obese counterparts. The researchers further found that this gap was NOT related to factors such as IQ, education or opportunity, but rather due to societal discrimination and bias.
In other words: obese men (and certainly women are included in this discussion) can work as hard and be as talented as their non-obese counterparts and colleagues, but will generally earn less and find it harder to achieve management, leadership and executive roles BECAUSE OF THEIR WEIGHT AND NO OTHER FACTOR!
A Smart Investment: Weight Loss Surgery Abroad
The good news is that weight loss surgery abroad is safe, sought after by millions of people each year from the US, Canada, the UK, Australia and many other countries, and is surprisingly affordable. For example, the same procedure that costs $35,000 in the US can cost $15,000 in Mexico, Costa Rica, Brazil, Thailand, or other popular medical tourism destinations.
If you have been putting weight loss surgery for months, years or decades because of the prohibitive costs, now you know that you DO have an option: getting weight loss surgery abroad. Learning more about this option could be the smartest thing you do all year for your health and your wealth! Contact SkyMedicus today to get started planning your medical tourism procedure!
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