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What Is More Safe Lipo Or Gastric Bypass
Liposuction surgery involves the use of hollow cannulas and suction devices used to remove adipose tissue; should not feel anything when the procedure is performed. Indicated for patients at their long-term stable weight, who present with diet and exercise resistant adipose tissue of localized areas with good quality overlying skin. Not substitute for diet and exercise or ...Read more
Is the healing process for liposuction faster than a gastric bypass? Which one is safer and who can have the op?
Diet, exercise +: I assume you are looking for an easier way. There are many new technologies providing and promising fat removal that vary in their use of heat, fat melting injectables, radiofrequency, ultrasound, cold therapy, and more. It may not be applicable to all locations specifically organ fat. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Very safe. : Bariatric surgery has come a long way in the last 20 years. The major complication rate is in the range of 1-2 % but varies considerably between surgical groups. Find a skilled group who focuses on bariatrics and are fellowship trained in it. The bottom line is that the risk of death from living with morbid obesity is higher than the risk from surgery, by far. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Some risk: Modern gastric bypass surgery is much safer than it used to be, with a risk of death around 1% and other complications around 40%. The risk seems to be worth it though because the risk of death after successful surgery goes down 89% over five years. So if 100 people have gastric bypass, about one will die from the surgery, but 89 will survive longer than they would have without the surgery! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Clean is good: If you mean a 10 day meal replacement with a balanced low sugar shake like medifast or glucose-controlled boost (plus all vitamins) it should be ok. However, the best diet to work with a bypass is a solid meal (protein and veggies) with no sipping, fewer slider foods, no sweets and no bad snacks. Might be good to check with your surgeon and program. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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