Dr. Jean-Yves Le Goff in Paris

Reasons for losing weight


Reasons for losing weight

Obesity surgery in Paris

Social reasons


• Drop in leisure activities
• Decrease in cultural outings and walks
• Pressure from others


Partner reasons


• To enhance conjugal relations
• Drop in libido
• To find a partner
• To rebuild a life after divorce


Medical reasons


• To prevent medical complications (high blood pressure, diabetes, osteoarthritis, sleep apnoea, heart problem, acid reflux, etc.)
• To improve or cure complications already present
• Warning from a doctor
• Debilitating joint pain
• Type 2 diabetes


Psychological reasons


• Enhanced self-esteem in depressed patients
• Need for reassurance at a key stage in life
• Disabling image during various life events (marriage, christening, circumcision, bar mitzvah, etc.)
• Increased awareness of self-image

Family reasons


• Shame and worry from children about an obese parent
• Worry from parents about an obese adolescent


Professional reasons


• To look for a first or new job
• Job interview
• Disabling image of obesity: “neglectful”, “letting go” and lack of dynamism
• Candidate for professional promotion


Physical reasons


• Limited practice of a usual physical activity
• Difficulty in continuing to practice preferred sports
• Difficulty in playing with children or bringing them to school
• Difficulty in climbing stairs (1 floor or ½ floor)
• Difficulty in getting dressed


Aesthetic reasons


• Difficulty getting dressed (size and appearance)
• Difficulty attracting
• Degraded body image

Reasons for losing weight

The psychiatric viewpoint

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