Talking to Family & Friends

They love you. They care. They support your decision and want you to live a healthier lifestyle, where you can feel energized and eager to participate in activities where you couldn’t before.

How do you tell your family and friends that you’re having weight loss surgery? Start by having an honest conversation with your loved ones. Explain your options, the procedure and the long term benefits. Talk about the challenges of being overweight, and share how life will be different for you, and for them, post-surgery. Assure them you’ll be a more active participant in your life, and their lives, moving forward.