Fat is medical terminology is known as obese and in order to know whether you are obese or not, The formula weight(kg)/ height(m2) will give the value of Body Mass Index(BMI). It is said to be normal weight if BMI ranges between 18-25 kg/ m2. It is said to be overweight if it ranges from 25-35 kg/ m2 and obese if more than 35 kg/ m2.
Structural change in digestive system and hunger related hormonal control after surgery will help to get satisfaction even after ingestion of less amount of food. The restricted calories intake with on going calories expenditure by doing day to day activity and exercise will help to reduce excess weight.
The total weight loss depends on the type of surgery anywhere from 36% to 90% of your Excess Body Weight (EBW). According to the clinical study, it has been observed that post-surgery, most patients lose weight rapidly and continue with it for 18 to 24 months after the procedure. The surgery enables the patient to get rid of excess weight in the first 6 months, and 77% as early as 12 months after surgery. According to other studies, patients can easily maintain 50 – 60% loss of excess weight after surgery in 10-14 years.
Liposuction and Bariatric surgery are quite different from each other. Liposuction is a cosmetic procedure through which unwanted body fat is to be removed in limited quantity (8-10 kg),whereas bariatric surgery is an operation that will bring substantial and sustained weight loss for morbidly obese person.
People consider surgery a troublesome thing but there is no major side effect after surgery. In fact, it becomes exactly the one that patients look for. The surgery simply enhances the health and makes life even better, active and energetic. It can give excellent result if patient observe healthy life style after surgery. Healthy food selection ,exercise and vitamin supplementation is part of after care.
Usually hospital stay would be 2- 3 days only. It requires extra stay by one or two days very rarely. Total stay in India would be 7-10 days. Total down time would not be more than 7-10 days. Once the patient becomes capable of taking oral intake, the doctors discharge the patient.
As Bariatric surgery demands rigorous follow up, we advise our patients to meet us quarterly in the first year and twice in the following years. Out team helps you through email/telephonic follow up periodically.
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