Liposuction refers to procedures where superficial abdominal fat is removed. Mainly done who require cosmesis. Weight loss expected is less. Bariatric surgery is different from liposuction. It is a Gastro Intestinal Surgery which produces significant weight loss.
WHAT ARE THE SIDE EFFECTS OF SURGERY?
This surgery has risks as any other laparoscopic surgery. There is a small <1% Risk of anastomotic leak & bleeding, Modern anesthesia has made this procedure safe. Few patients may have skin laxity or nutritional deficiencies if adequate protein intake & diet is not followed.
HOW MUCH WEIGHT LOSS IS EXPECTED ?
Depends on the procedure. Weight loss is more with malabsorptive procedures whereas less in predominantly restrictive procedures. An 60-90 % of excess weight loss is expected over 1-1.5 years time period.
WILL MY CO-MORBID DISEASES GET RESOLVED ?
Improvement is seen in 96% of Diabetics, 80% of Hypertensive patients. Resolution is seen in 85-90% of patients with hyperlipidemia & hyperuricemia,joint pain .
WHY ASYMPTOMATIC OBESE PATIENT SHOULD UNDERGO BARIATRIC SURGERY ?
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