Medical Surgery Weight Loss
Over-weight and obesity statistics are continually growing. Leading hospitals in Malaysia now offer weight loss surgery specifically to people who are diagnosed clinically obese. While effective though, these are not considered the best way to lose weight especially if it is the only method you use. If you have the money to afford a safe surgery for losing weight, then avail of it, but also make sure you apply other measures as well, like healthy eating as well as regular exercise.
People Who Can Undergo Weight Loss Surgery, Risks, and Limitations
There are various types of weight loss surgery and not all people can safely undergo such a procedure. For instance, it is NOT recommended for children and not even young teens, as well people with risky medical conditions such as diabetes, heart problems or cardiovascular/ respiratory illnesses. Also if you are prone to drug/ medication allergies (specifically pain killers and antibiotics), you may also NOT undergo any form of surgery unless you want to risk your life because of the possible complications.
Take note also that surgeries for losing weight require the use general anesthesia that may possibly do some damage to your central nervous system.
How Is Weight Loss Surgery Done
First of all, surgery is an invasive approach, which means, a surgeon or group of surgeons will cut through your skin/ body using surgical knives and other apparatus to perform a special operation that will remove your subcutaneous fats (fats under your epidermis or skin.) With this said, after your operation, you would need to undergo a recovery phase to allow your wounds to heal. Risks during this stage include possible infections, bleeding or clotting, scarring, poor healing, as well as adverse reactions to pain killers or other drugs used.
Types of Surgical Methods for Weight Loss
Abdominoplasty or Tummy Tuck – Abdominoplasty or more commonly known as ‘Tummy Tuck’ is a surgical procedure done to remove abdominal fats or fats around your tummy area. It is a major surgical method that takes 3 to 6 months before your scars could completely heal.
Liposuction – Liposuction is a procedure that removes fats from under your skin on almost any part of your body. It involves cutting around the area of your body where fat is to be removed, and then inserting an apparatus that will suck out the fats. The postoperative recovery stage could be very painful and typically, excess skin is also left hanging where the fats have been removed.
Bariatric Surgery – Bariatric surgery is not a process that removes fats but rather one that reduces the size of your stomach. Reducing the size of one’s stomach limits food and fluid intake hence helping with one’s efforts to lose weight.
These are all possibly high-risk but acceptable procedures to treat obesity IF done by a licensed surgeon (and anesthetist). Remember that besides these methods, you still have to maintain or add healthy ways of losing weight to your lifestyle – specifically via permanently adapting a healthy balanced diet as well as regular exercise. (You can also add all-natural diet supplements to your fitness plan.) After all these are the best methods that will help you keep off the weight you lost and maintain the quality of your health for life.