Bariatric surgery or weight loss surgery is a procedure that results in weight loss by restricting the amount of food that stomach can hold. The aim of weight loss is achieved by the following methods:
In all the methods, the basic aim is to reduce the size of the stomach to make less eating possible which helps to reduce the weight. All these methods are known collectively as bariatric surgery. However, even after bariatric surgery, doctors suggest making permanent healthy changes to your diet and get regular exercise to help ensure the long-term success of bariatric surgery.
Bariatric surgery has proven to be the most effective procedure when it comes to achieving long term weight-loss and significantly helps you in improving the quality of your health. Bariatric surgery in addition to reducing weight also resolves many obesity-related conditions, such as type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, and more. Since bariatric surgery results in significant weight loss, it also paves the way for many other exciting opportunities for you and greatly improves your overall health and well-being. Almost 95% of the patients who undergo bariatric surgery report improvement in their quality of life after surgery.
Mostly, bariatric surgery is laparoscopic, which means that the surgery is performed by making small cuts, which results in shorter recovery time. Usually, patients stay in the hospital for 2 to 3 days and get back to normal activities in 3 to 5 weeks. However, surgeons strongly advise to not take part in any strenuous activity is for three to six weeks after surgery. Here are some recommended tips for bariatric surgery recovery: