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Types of weight loss surgery

Do you feel depressed about your obese body? Have you tried all types of diet and exercise programs without any successful results? Have you no hope left to trim fat off your body? Perhaps, you may need to consider weight loss surgery. With obesity increasing at an alarming rate across the globe, quite a number of people are seriously opting for obesity surgery, also known as bariatric surgery, as a last recourse to losing weight.      

Receiving bariatric surgery should be a well thought out and personal decision that takes into account medical advice from your surgeon, your medical insurance coverage, and cost of the surgery. Hence, you must have a thorough knowledge of what this surgery entails and what implications it can have on your life before you are ready to go under a knife.   

How Can Bariatric Surgery Help?

Weight loss surgery has been recognized by prominent medical institutions across Australia and other countries of the world as an effective weight loss treatment for severely obese people. Though the success of bariatric surgery depends on an individual’s age, weight, previous medical history and various other factors, it can provide the following benefits:

It can result in about 35 – 80 % loss of body weight, depending on the type of obesity surgery and the number of surgeries performed.

It brings significant improvement in blood pressure and cholesterol levels.

It drastically reduces the existing and potential risks associated with obesity-related diseases.

It increases the longevity of the person.

It enhances the quality of life.

When Should You Consider Bariatric Surgery?

Bariatric surgery is recommended under the following conditions:

  • If your BMI is 40 or more
  • If your BMI is between 35 and 40 and have at least one life threatening diseases such as type 2 diabetes, high cholesterol, cardiovascular conditions, sleep apnea, hypertension or any other obesity-related disorder.
  • If you have tried every traditional and non–surgical weight loss procedure but still remained unsuccessful
  • If your age is between 18 to 65 years

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