A weight lifting routine will help to raise your body’s metabolism. You’ll burn more calories and fat. Weight lifting builds and maintains muscle mass. A weight lifting routine will make your body stronger, and increase endurance when you participate in physical activity. This is also a great benefit if you have kids!
If someone has a problem with how you look and makes comments, it is their problem and not yours. It only becomes a concern if it is something you want to change. It is your body, your choice and no one should be forcing you or bullying you to do something you do not feel comfortable doing. The surgeon you see will notice the motivation for the surgery. He will only move forward for the right reasons.