Types Of Cosmetic Weight Loss Surgeries

September 10, 2009 · Filed Under Weight Loss Surgery · Comment 

Cosmetic weight loss surgery or bariatric surgery is gaining popularity due to increasing knowledge of using cosmetic surgery as a technique for targetted or quick weight loss.

Patients may opt for a cosmetic weight loss surgery out of reshaping their body shape or simply to improve their health and escape from severe obesity.

There are basically three types of cosmetic weight loss surgery :-

There are the restrictive surgical procedures like the lap band surgery to make the stomach smaller and thus limiting food consumption.

Then there are the malabsorptive surgeries to shorten the intestine that comes in contact with food so that the body absorbs less calories from the food consumed.

Finally, there are surgeries that combine both restrictive and malasorptive surgeries.

Restrictive surgeries encourage the patient to lose weight in two ways. Firstly the surgeries reduce the amount of food consumed. The stomach is shrunk by creating a small pouch at the top of where food enters and therefore less food is consumed by the patients. Restrictive weight loss surgery also make patients feel full longer because the lower outlet of the pouch is made smaller so that food empties slowly.

Lap band cosmetic surgery and Vertical banded gastroplasty are examples of restrictive surgeries.

Gastric bypass surgery is a combination both the restrictive and the malabsorptive surgery. This surgery is done by creating a small stomach pouch to restrict the amount of food intake.Then a bypass of the duodenum and other parts of the intestine is constructed to cause malabsorption. Roux-en-Y gastric bypass and Distal Gastric Bypass are examples of the gastric bypass cosmetic weight loss surgery.

What are the health risks of weight loss surgeries?

Health risks are almost the same for both restrictive and gastric bypass surgeries although the risk of nutritional deficiencies for calcium, Vitamin B12 and iron are higherin gastric bypass surgery patients. Intestinal leaking may also occur.

Gastric bypass surgery patients may experienced the “Dumping Syndrome.” This is when food moves too fast through the small intestine and the patient may experience nausea, cold sweat, dizzy or fainting spells, weakness and occasionally, even diarrhea.

Patient can opt for the either the traditional open surgery or laparoscopic sugery the latter being that there will be smaller scars as well as less down time since the bariatric surgery patient can recover faster.

As with any form of surgeries, patients must ask their surgeons which for of cosmetic surgery is best suited for them. Before a patient is committed to undergo a weight loss surgery, he must have tried other healthy means to lose weight. A cosmetic weight loss surgery should always be the last option when all other efforts failed to help the patient to reduce weight.

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Get Assured Weight Loss With Bariatric Surgery in India

August 27, 2009 · Filed Under Weight Loss Surgery · Comment 

Many patients are traveling to India for bariatric surgery due to high prices in Europe and want to get other treatment at vastly reduced cost of 60% or more. The benefits of doing this are huge; Price advantage is a major selling point. The slogan thus is, “First World treatment’ at Third World prices” the cost differential across the board is huge: only a tenth and sometimes even a sixteenth of the cost in the West! Cosmetic surgeries in western countries cost three to four times as much as in India.  If you have never considered this country for surgery now is the time to start, as the advantages make total sense – and the surgery is comparable with any in Europe or the US.

Bariatric surgery is a surgical procedure done to alter the stomach to treat severe obesity. It is a term derived from the Greek words: ”weight” and ”treatment.” Bariatric surgical procedures are major gastrointestinal operations that (a) seal off most of the stomach to reduce the amount of food one can eat, and (b) rearrange the small intestine to reduce the calories the bodies can absorb. There are several different types of bariatric weight loss surgical procedures, but they are known collectively as ‘Bariatric surgery’. Ideal candidates are those who have not been able to lose weight through traditional forms of treatment. If you have been struggling with chronic obesity for many years, you may be a good candidate. However, not everyone who wants to lose weight should undergo this surgery.

Nevertheless, all surgical procedures have serious risks. Patients with extensive bypasses of the normal digestive process require not only close monitoring, but also life-long use of special foods and medications.

  • Vomiting
    Vomiting may occur as a result of restrictive operations. The small stomach pouch being overly stretched by food particles that have not been chewed well causes it.


  • Pregnancy risks
    Women of childbearing age must plan to avoid pregnancy for at least two years following the surgery and until their weight has stabilized. Rapid weight loss and nutrition deficiencies can harm a developing fetus.


Necessary follow-up operations

Two to five percent of patients who have weight loss operations require follow-up operations to correct complications. Abdominal hernias are the most common complications that require follow-up surgery. Less common complications include breakdown of the staple line and stretched stomach outlets.

Bariatric surgery is one very popular form of obesity surgery which putting things simply causes weight loss by making the stomach smaller. The cost of surgery is not cheap by any means. For an experience obesity surgeon to perform the operation will cost very high, especially in western countries. For example you can get an all-inclusive deal in India for quarter of an amount as compared to the USA. Indian hospitals have very well trained surgeons, as well as the US surgeons if not better. The price normally includes pick-up at the airport, hospital, band, physician fees, and pre-op workup. So, all that is needed is to add the cost of a flight. Lots of people are getting their bariatric surgery done in India at much cheaper cost.


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