Diets and workouts may not get you anywhere after some time and it can result in a feeling of hopelessness. Obesity can make life very difficult for individuals and can impact their general health and well-being.
Although it is possible to lose weight for some time with diet and exercise treatments, the permanent slimming rate is unfortunately below 5%. Meanwhile, life turns into a struggle and the comfort of daily life is gradually deteriorating.
When overweight exceeds 20-30 pounds, it becomes quite difficult to exercise enough. Slimming by just dieting becomes almost impossible.
The results of operations to eliminate obesity will not only weaken. This will also be the requirement of maintaining one’s spiritual, physical and social well-being. The surgery will completely change the person’s lifestyle within months and give him a chance to open a new page in life.
Bariatric surgery can help you lose weight. However surgery always involves risk, and weight loss procedures require permanent changes post-op. For this reason, most doctors will not consider surgery unless a person:
• Has a body mass index (BMI) greater than 40, or is more than 100 pounds overweight, or has a BMI greater than 35 and has an obesity-related disease.
• Has tried conventional weight loss strategies with little or no success.
• Has the capacity to change their diet to ensure surgery works and prevent complications.
Most people have heard of gastric bypass, the most popular form of weight loss surgery, however it’s important to choose the right one for your lifestyle.
Gastric balloon, which is among the methods of obesity surgery, is an easy, safe and effective method that is performed through endoscopy for 6 months to 1 year in order to shorten the surgical treatment method and limit anesthesia intake in people who have difficulty in losing weight with sports and diet. This technique is very important to reduce surgical complications in patients with an excess of 10-15 pounds or in people with BMI 50 and above.
In this method, a balloon containing 400-600 cc of blue liquid inside the stomach is placed, thus, the volume of the stomach is restricted and a feeling of fullness is provided. This technique is not a permanent method in weight loss, as it will be removed from the stomach after a certain period of time. Therefore, it is very important to turn healthy eating habits into a lifestyle in this technique.
Gastric sleeve surgery (gastrectomy) is where a large part of the stomach is removed so it’s much smaller than it was before. This is a permanent procedure to reduce the size of your stomach, limiting the amount you can eat before feeling full. Choosing this surgery means altering your eating habits and exercising. The surgery is performed laparoscopically, which means everything is done with just a few incisions.
A gastric bypass is where surgical staples are used to create a small pouch at the top of the stomach.
The pouch is then connected to your small intestine, missing out (bypassing) the rest of the stomach.
This means it takes less food to make you feel full and you’ll absorb fewer calories from the food you eat.
A sleeve gastrectomy is where a large part of the stomach is removed so it’s much smaller than it was before.
This means you cannot eat as much as you could before surgery, and you’ll feel full sooner.