Weight loss surgery is an extreme measure meant to decrease the amount of fat in your body. This surgical procedure is requires a lifetime commitment to keep a healthy lifestyle. The procedure is usually done on people needing to loose a large amount of weight.
Weight loss surgery is not only about losing weight but also about improving your overall health and elevating your self-esteem. Naturally your body will go rapidly to a significantly lower weight and with a proper diet and exercises you can keep it more or less to that level.
In most cases one can resume his/her normal life. Weight loss surgery reduces the stomach capacity so you will eat a lot less and in the first phase you will have less energy.
Types of Weight Loss Surgery:
Liposuction is the new trend in obesity surgery. It is considered a cosmetic procedure and it can remove fat from abdomen, neck, arms, buttocks, thighs.
How it works: a suction device extracts the fat in amounts usually less than 10 pounds (5Kg).
Gastric bypass surgery: this is the most common weight loss surgery today.
How it works: the upper and lower part of the stomach gets stapled the end result being minimizing the daily food intake capacity.
The recovery time in both instances varies from individual to individual to a maximum of a few weeks.
The results of such weight loss method are drastic and spectacular but can come with a number of complications. Here are the possible side effects:
- An allergic reaction is the first and biggest concern following these procedures
- Blood clots
- Loss of bodily functions
- Bowel obstruction
Your body will feel the difference and react to it. The danger is that the weight changes suddenly and the human body can take it very hard. Think about a piece of incandescent metal placed in cold water. It will either become very strong or it will crack due to the temperature difference. You can't afford to expose your body to a similar risk unless absolutely necessary, unless you are heavily overweight.
For regular people many weight loss programs came up with improved dietary and motivational support and are valid alternatives to the surgical option. Complete systems offering pills, exercises and dieting guidelines are available for your safe and quick weight loss.