With the rising concern for health risks associated with obesity, more and more people are opting for weight loss surgery. However, the surgical procedure, which addresses obesity by reducing the size of the stomach, is not recommended for people who are mildly obese. For overwhelming majority of obese and overweight women, weight loss could be easily attained by combining regular workouts with low calorie balanced diet. However, for morbidly obese people weight loss surgery is often the most suitable option for facilitating weight loss. Who needs weight loss surgery? To qualify for weight loss surgery, your body mass index should be at least 30. Usually people with body mass index 40 or above are suitable candidates for weight loss surgery. Weight loss surgery might be recommended for obese people with obesity related condition. The age of the patient should be at least 18, but not more than 60. It is recommended only for people who have been obese for the last five years, and for whom diet, exercises and weight loss medications have failed to bring down the body weight. Types of weight loss surgery.
Gastric balloon. Through an endoscopic tube, a deflated sillicon balloon is placed in the stomach. With an external catheter, the balloon is inflated with air or saline solution. This helps to reduce the capacity of the stomach and creates a sensation of fullness easily. The balloon usually remains in the stomach for 6 months. Gastric banding. In this obesity surgery, the size of the stomach is reduced by attaching a silicone band around the stomach. Gastric bypass surgery. This type of gastric bypass surgery is recommended for people suffering from chronic obesity. This is a complex process, in which the surgeon reduces the size of the stomach, and to reduce calorie absorption, adjusts the size of the small intestine to enable the food to bypass a part of the small intestine. There are two types of gastric bypass surgery, the traditional Roux-en-Y procedure and a more advanced procedure known as mini gastric bypass. Weight loss surgeries are not free from side effects. Nutrient malabsorption increases the risk of deficiency of nutrients. According to the diet portal www.weightshapes.com dietary supplements and intelligent eating are recommended for people undergoing weight loss surgery.