The Downside Of The Laparoscopic Weight-loss Surgery

August 21, 2009 · Filed Under Weight Loss Surgery · Comment 

Laparoscopic weight loss surgery is usually a procedure that is employed for severe obesity. However, many people also ask their physicians about this procedure purely for vanity purposes. Let us look at the downside of laparoscopic weight-loss surgery.

Laparoscopic surgery is a minimal invasive surgical procedure where five small incisions are made in the abdominal area. The surgeon then inserts the laparoscope into these incisions to perform the weight-loss surgery inside the abdominal area.

Part of the procedure is inflating the abdominal area with gases so that the surgeon can more easily perform the procedure.

In the case of severe obesity this procedure might be a life-saving operation. In that case the benefits would definitely outweigh the risks associated with the procedure.

People who consider this procedure for vanity purposes should pause and seriously think about the risks.

It is often found that some of the gases used to inflate the abdominal area remain behind after the operation.

This can cause severe discomfort for long periods of time. For example, these gas bubbles can cause severe pain when breathing.

Then there is also the matter of scarring. Even though the five incisions are small ones, they are on the abdominal area that one would like to expose on the beach, for example.

Depending on how your skin heals, those five incision points might remain as light-colored scars for the rest of your life.


Reputable surgeons would probably deny you this procedure. However, even if you can find one who would be willing to perform the procedure on you without you being severely obese, you should be extremely cautious.

In our modern life we want everything to be instantaneous, including weight-loss.

It is far more beneficial to exercise a little bit of patience and lose your weight in a healthy and sensible way through dieting and moderate exercise.