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Weight loss surgery

Written By Betty van der Mark on Saturday, May 17, 2008 | 3:52 AM

Weight loss surgery is a usually perceived as a surgical procedure that decreases the size of your fat around the body, thus this enables you to lose a significant amount of weight. It is a permanent procedure, which requires a lifetime’s commitment to maintain a healthy lifestyle.



Weight loss surgery not only helps you to lose weight, but also helps you to improve your overall health, well-being and self-esteem. Weight loss surgery, in certain instances, limits the amount of food you consume. Many people, who have undergone the surgery, lose weight quickly. If you follow a proper diet and exercise, you can keep most of the weight off.

After weight loss surgery, usually a person can resume a normal life with zest and challenges. You tend to notice significant change in the amount of food you will be able to eat. Weight loss surgeries reduce stomach capacity to a few ounces. Initially, you may have less energy for daily activities.

Types of Obesity Surgery:
Liposuction is a renowned type of weight loss surgery. It is a type of cosmetic surgery to remove fat from several different parts of the human body. Liposuction is carried on many parts as such neck, thighs, buttocks, abdomen, arms, and elsewhere.

In liposuction, a cannula (a vacant tube) and aspirator (a suction device) eliminates the fat. It is not a low-effort alternative for dieting and exercise. The amount of fat removed from the body varies by the method, patient, and doctor, but is usually less than 10 pounds (5 kg).

Another kind of surgery that is well renowned is gastric bypass surgery is the most widely practiced type of weight loss surgery. During the gastric bypass surgery, the weight loss surgeon staples the smaller and upper part of the stomach separating it from the rest of the stomach. The net result is minimized food consuming capacity.

The recovery time varies from person to person, but many people return to normal activities within few weeks of the surgery.

Although, the results of weight loss surgery can be drastic, there are some potential risks and complications:

1. The primary threat is allergic reaction, such as rash to sudden overwhelming reactions that may even cause death.
2. Bleeding
3. Blood Clots
4. Infection
5. Indigestion
6. Bowel obstruction
7. Loss of Bodily Function

Some weight loss programs offer better dietary and motivational support from others and may be considered as weight reduction options before opting for surgical option.

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