A 44-year-old member asked:
Could you tell me what happens to the fat that's removed from obese people during weight loss surgeries?
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Bariatrics 22 years experience
Weight loss surgery : Fat is not removed during weight loss surgery. That is a myth. We only make your stomach smaller or bypass some of the stomach and intestine to make you eat less and lose weight. We don't actually remove any fat during the operation.
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Last updated Sep 16, 2013
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