Bariatric surgery has also gained more publicity since many Hollywood starts have undergone this procedure. Like all types of cosmetic and plastic surgery, bariatric surgery has been publicized as famous personalities talk about why they got bariatric surgery, how was they process and most importantly, they can show the massive weight loss results achieve after their bariatric surgery.
Bariatric surgery is a procedure that becomes more popular every day. Bariatric surgery has become so popular that there was a 755% increase in the number of bariatric surgeries performed in the United States from 1995 to 2005.
60% of Americans are overweight.
Bariatric Surgery Overview
Bariatric surgery is a surgical procedure that decreases the size of the stomach. The goal of bariatric surgery is that by reducing the stomach size the food intake of the person is reduced and therefore this will enable the person to lose a significant amount of weight.
Bariatric surgery is a permanent procedure that requires the patient's lifetime commitment to maintaining a healthy lifestyle and dietary guidelines. Bariatric surgery unlike other procedures, does not remove fat. Bariatric surgery will not make a person thin instantly. Bariatric surgery is the first step that will enable a person that is obese to lose great amounts of weight. Although a bariatric surgery can be reversed, this is not a procedure that is recommended.
By reducing a person's stomach with bariatric surgery the amount of food intake and appetite decreased
There are several types of bariatric surgery. Some types of bariatric surgery staple the stomach to reduce the amount of food that it can hold. In another type of bariatric surgery a rubber band is placed around the stomach decreasing the stomach pouch. Another type of bariatric surgery involves a laparoscopic tool.
Bariatric Surgery Process
Whatever the reasons are for a person to decide to get bariatric surgery; the main reason should always be their health. Because bariatric surgery was designed to help morbidly obese individuals jumpstart their journey into a healthier lifestyle, bariatric surgery cannot be taken as a simple slim quick method.
For some people, bariatric surgery is the only hope left after struggling to lose weight with traditional methods and failing. Once the food intake is reduced thru bariatric surgery, as a natural consequence and individual is able to start losing weight. But for a bariatric surgery patient, since their food intake is decreased so much, they have to be very careful about what they eat. Since a bariatric surgery patient is restricted in the amount of food they can eat, they most plan every meal not only to be committed to keep losing weight but also to make sure that their bodies are receiving all the necessary nutrients that they need.
Bariatric Surgery: Weight Loss Process
Getting Bariatric surgery should be a well thought decision. Consult with a bariatric surgery specialist and make sure that all your questions about bariatric surgery are answered.
After A Bariatric Surgery
Just like any person that wants to lose weight and keep a healthy lifestyle, a bariatric surgery patient must watch what they eat, exercise regularly and try to keep an active lifestyle. This will not only accelerate the weight loss started with the surgery, but will help them be healthier. Bariatric surgery patients after have weight related problems such as diabetes, high cholesterol, joint problems among the most common that put their life in risk. Because of this life risk of premature death, health problems and early aging; bariatric surgery becomes a safe, easier and effective choice to gain a healthy body again. Also, because of all the associated problems medical guidance is required thought the whole weight loss process after a bariatric surgery.
Bariatric surgery is not suitable for everyone. Make an appointment with a bariatric surgeon to know if you are a good candidate for bariatric surgery.
Besides all the medical complications, patients that undergo bariatric surgery in most cases also suffer from low self esteem, low body image, and a lot of pain caused by their excess weight. Bariatric surgery patients many times also have most of the time difficulty moving, fitting in cars and airplanes, or even movie theaters because of the big size. All of these factors affect people in many numerous ways making their lives sad. Bariatric surgery presents them also with the opportunity to gain their self confidence back and happiness by allowing them to lose the excess weight.
Bariatric Surgery Costs
Another good news about bariatric surgery is that is covered by most insurance companies. Some insurance companies may even cover 100% of the bariatric surgery costs. Additionally may bariatric surgery centers and doctors offer self-pay plans and financing options that allow individuals to be able to afford a bariatric surgery.