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Obesity surgery

When a person suffers from obesity and they have tried several methods of dieting, and are found to have know underlying health issues to cause the obesity there are other methods. Most often those who have become frustrated with the diets not working have tried obesity surgery as a way to lose some of the weight. There are three methods of obesity surgery that will be discussed.

The first method of obesity surgery is perhaps the most popular and oldest of methods. Liposuction has been used as obesity surgery for several years now. This type of procedures sucks out the fat from areas such as the abdomen, legs, and butt of the individual to help that person reach the standard weight or at least an overweight limit rather than being categorized as obese. The obesity surgery can take a couple of sessions to perform in order to get all of the fat removed and to avoid harming the patient.

The next type of obesity surgery is called LA lap band surgery. This type of obesity surgery actually has an invasive procedure where a lap band is placed around the esophagus of the stomach. This lap band narrows the opening to the stomach allowing the individual to feel fuller, in a shorter amount of time. This means that the patient will eat less during the meals and not usually feel as hungry as they were before. The lap band obesity surgery can have side effects such as the lap band breaking after several years of being in the person.

The last obesity surgery is called stomach stabling. This technique will have the surgeon going inside the abdomen and placing staples in the stomach. This obesity surgery is supposed to make the stomach smaller and therefore the person will not eat as much food during a normal day. It will also help the patient lose weight. This procedure will usually take a few days of recovery time and may be used in conjunction with liposuction to remove some of the fat stores.

When you are considering obesity surgery you must look at the side effects of the surgery and weigh all of your options. Most often one type of obesity surgery will help you to lose the weight. With liposuction there is always the caution that you can put the weight back on if you don’t change your life style to exercise and eat properly.

February 9, 2008 - Posted by | Blogroll, Obesity

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