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How effective is liposuction after massive weight loss from gastric sleeve surgery?

How effective is liposuction after massive weight loss from gastric sleeve surgery?

Not very: You may be a good candidate for a body lift or a tummy tuck, maybe even arm skin tightening. After losing massive weight, your skin is left loose. Additional liposuction may even make this worse. Skin will not shrink up unfortunately and needs to be surgically tightened up. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Losing Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more


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Roux-en-y gastric bypass weight loss surgery, how effective is this?

Roux-en-y gastric bypass weight loss surgery, how effective is this?

Gastric bypass: Very effective. In fact, it is the most effective weight loss operation when compared to the lap band and sleeve gastrectomy. In addition, it has nearly a 90% cure rate for type 2 diabetes. Most people lose between 65-70% of their excess body weight. So if you are 100lbs overweight, that's about 65-70lbs of weight loss at a year to 18 months. ...Read more

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How does gastric bypass surgery work in losing weight?

How does gastric bypass surgery work in losing weight?

Makes you feel full: Since the large stomach is eliminated or reduced in size one feels full after small meals. This helps to reduce intake and weight ultimately. ...Read more

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How can I stop losing weight after gastric bypass surgery?

How can I stop losing weight after gastric bypass surgery?

Stop weight loss: Usually, weight loss tapers off and stops around a year to a year and a half after bypass surgery. If you are under a year out from surgery, i wouldn't worry about it. If you are several years out, make sure you eat enough food everyday. Some surgeons bypass too much of your intestinal tract and that can cause excessive weight loss. That can be fixed surgically. ...Read more

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Is lap band weight loss surgery safe?

Is lap band weight loss surgery safe?

Yes it is: Please keep in mind that in addition to the laparoscopic band, the sleeve gastrectomy represents a good alternative option. They have been doing the band in europe since 1992 and by early 2000's many bands were being removed due to long term complications. Please so your homework and discuss the sleeve with your surgeon, it doesn't mean it is the best option for you but at least learn about it. ...Read more

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Is duodenum switch weight loss surgery risky?

Is duodenum switch weight loss surgery risky?

Yes but...: There is no surgery without risk. The supposed benefit of any surgical procedure needs to be balanced against the typical risk of the procedure before you decide for surgery. If you are unsure, you may need more time to consider your options, or get a second opinion. ...Read more

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Do gastric sleeve or gastric bypass work better for losing weight?

Do gastric sleeve or gastric bypass work better for losing weight?

Both similar: The sleeve and bypass work in almost all patients. Our experience is to expect about an 80% excess body weight loss with the bypass and 70% with the sleeve. So if you weigh 250 and you are supposed to weigh 150, then you have an excess weight of 100 lbs. Most patients make their decision based on side effects or risks. Both are great. ...Read more

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What happens if you gain back weight after gastric bypass surgery?

If you begin to regain weight after gastric bypass surgery, talk to your doctor: You may have a sense of what’s causing your weight gain. However, you may need a more thorough evaluation to determine what factors — medical, psychological, lifestyle — are involved in the weight gain. You may have gained weight after gastric bypass surgery because of changes in your stomach and intestine that allow you to eat more and absorb more calories. It's also possible that your diet and exercise habits have slipped, in which case you must typically lose the regained weight the old-fashioned way — both by reducing your calorie intake and increasing your physical activity. In some cases, a second surgery to repair — or redo — a gastric bypass may be appropriate. This is especially true if the anatomy of your stomach and small intestine have changed, such as with a fistula (additional connection between the stomach and intestine). However, a second surgery has an increased risk of complications, including infection, bleeding and leaks in the gastrointestinal tract. Because of these risks, gastric bypass surgery usually isn't redone if you regain weight because of poor diet or exercise habits. Gastric bypass surgery can be an effective treatment for obesity, and most people do lose weight after the procedure if they are adequately prepared for the changes that are necessary. But you'll always be at risk of regaining weight, even years later. To help reach your weight-loss goal and prevent weight regain, it's crucial to make lifestyle changes along with having gastric bypass surgery. ...Read more

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Is gastric sleeve good for weight loss?

Is gastric sleeve good for weight loss?

Yes: The procedure is fairly new and has risks as do all weight loss operations. In this case, the long-term data shows that some of them return to a normal sized stomach. As with all weight loss operations, they do best when the patient is willing to change their lifestyle. ...Read more

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Does gastric bypass surgery work?

Does gastric bypass surgery work?

Bypass works: Gastric bypass "works" in 95-97%. Works in three ways: 1. Small pouch makes you feel full. 2. Decreased ghrelin (hunger hormone). 3. Diverts food from lower stomach and duodenum (helps with diabetes). Must eat appropriately. Solid food, no sipping with food, no sweets, no bad snacks. Most lose 80% of excess weight at one year. Then some bounce back with total loss at 5-7 years of 70% excess wt. ...Read more

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How to stop hair loss 3 1/2 months after gastric sleeve surgery?

How to stop hair loss 3 1/2 months after gastric sleeve surgery?

Vitamin deficiency: You may have a shotage of fatty acids or a vitamin deficiency.. A bariatric center of excellence should have info on staying healthy during weight loss. Ask your surgeon. ...Read more

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What causes post laproscopic surgery weight gain?

What causes post laproscopic surgery weight gain?

Eating: Any weight gain after a laparoscopic procedure would be directly to caloric consumption and lack of activity to burn calories. ...Read more

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Will I be hungry after weight loss surgery ?

Will I be hungry after weight loss surgery ?

Hopefully not: One of the benefits of bariatric surgery is earlier satiety. Hopefully, you will feel full with smaller quantities of food. ...Read more

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Can you have gastric bypass after total colectomy?

Can you have gastric bypass after total colectomy?

Bypass: If you have extensive abdominal surgery such as a tital colectomy a gastric bypass is not a good choice for you however you can look into other options such as the band or the sleeve gastrectomy. ...Read more

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Why no alcohol after gastric bypass surgery?

Why no alcohol after gastric bypass surgery?

Alcohol ; bypass: You can have alcohol after a bypass but in moderation. Keep in mind that sweet drinks can cause dumping syndrome. Also, your tolerance will be much less than before so be careful. Lastly, alcoholic drinks (like beer and wine) can contain a lot of calories and you can gain weight from drinking too much. ...Read more

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Is weight loss after gallbladder removal normal?

Is weight loss after gallbladder removal normal?

Yes: It is common to lose some weight but it is usually gained back after resuming your normal diet for a period of time. ...Read more

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Would a tortuous thoracic aorta prevent me from having vertical gastric sleeve surgery for weight loss ?

Would a tortuous thoracic aorta prevent me from having vertical gastric sleeve surgery for weight loss ?

No: Sleeve gastrectomy is an abdominal surgery. Tortuous thoracic aorta should not impact the decision whether to perform this surgery or not (unless there are other problems with the aorta, such as an aneurysm). ...Read more

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How effective is the rny gastric bypass surgery?

Depends on behavior: A roux-en-y gastric bypass can be quite effective in weight loss if it is part of a multi-modality treatment process. This can include support, diet, exercise, as well as the surgery. Your doctor can guide you in finding a qualified bariatric program, but you must be willing to accept that such a procedure is not the end, and you will have to actively participate in your recovery. Good luck. ...Read more

Dr. Lonnie Smith
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Lose Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more


Dr. Gregg Nishi
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Gastric Bypass Surgery (Definition)

Gastric bypass surgery is a restrictive and malabsorptive procedure to help lose weight. Restrictive is in the fact that the stomach is down sized to a 2 oz pouch and malabsorptive is in bypassing part of the stomach and 100 to 150 cm of the small ...Read more