Should I have bariatric surgery if I am at risk of losing my hair?

The fear of temporary losing your hair should not deter you from bariatric surgery or losing weight. Losing hair can be distressing, as our hair is an important part of our self-image and body image. Fortunately, after bariatric surgery hair loss is usually just a temporary condition.  Losing weight goes a long way when it comes to your health, including lowering blood pressure, cholesterol and triglyceride levels, preventing or reversing diabetes and resolving sleep problems. Speak to your surgeon to learn more about different surgical options and tips about mitigating hair loss.
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