I shall explore the various surgical Options for weight loss. Surgery for weight loss mainly deals with removing excess fats or reducing absortion of calories.
1) Removing excess fats
The only known method is liposuction. This is a [rocedure where a small tube is inserted in areas where fats may be removed (eg. thigh, abdomen) and the fat cells are first minced before being sucked out. While this is an instant way to remove fats and weight, it is more cosmentic than healthy. If there are no efforts to change the lifestyle, the fat cells will reacummulate. Overall, this is more of a cosmetic surgery than a weight loss surgery.
2) Reducing caloric absorption
This can be done via gastic banding, gastric stapling or a bypass surgery. In gastric banding and stapling, the volume of the stomach is reduced and therefore producing the feeling of early satiety (early fullness). In a bypass surgery, the stomach is also stapled, but the food the bypasses the duodenum (first part of small intestine). This would allow less calorie to be absorbed as the food does not undergo the first portion of the small intestines.
Surgery is often a tempting solution for people looking for weight loss, especially people who have failed multiple weight loss programme. Anyone who thinks of undergoing a surgery for weight loss have to be certaina dn have evaluated the risk vs benefits of the surgery. All surgeries come with risk and there has been more than multiple reports of people who have lost their lives after undergoing these surgeries. As mentioned in the previous article, surgery should be used only as a last resort.
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