What is obesity surgery, the tummy tuck or the stomach stapling?

Not a tummy tuck. . Obesity surgery or bariatric surgery is done for weight loss and treatment of weight associated medical problems and includes the stomach stapling or banding. A tummy tuck is a cosmetic surgery done to remove excess skin.
Gastric Bypass. Tummy tuck surgery is more of a "clean up" operation after weight has been lost than a weight loss operation. Gastric bypass refers to a group of obesity operations...Called bariatric surgery. Stomach stapling is a slang term for an older operation in that latter group.
COMPLETELY different. The stomach stapling reduces your stomach size to make you feel full and limit caloric intake. It helps you to lose weight. It has nothing to do with removing loose skin or approximating your muscles which is performed in a tummy tuck commonly after weight loss or pregnancy.
Bariatric surgery. "obesity surgery" is any surgery performed for weight loss, now also used to manage metabolic diseases like diabetes and high blood pressure. Examples include "stapling" procedures like the gastric bypass, banded gastroplasty, or vertical sleeve gastrectomy. Adjustable gastric banding is in this category also. A tummy tuck is a cosmetic procedure to tighten up the skin of the abdomen.
Stapling. Stapling is just one type of weight loss surgery. Tummy tuck is a contouring procedure which is meant to remove excess skin and tighten loose abdominal muscles. It is not a weight loss procedure. Good luck!
Not tummy tuck. The operations that are done for morbid obesity have in common a reduction of the capacity of the stomach so that the patient "feels full" with only a small amount of food. These include gastric bypass and lap band procedures. Tummy tucks (witch hazel) (abdominoplasties) are done to remove excess skin and fat of the abdomen and to tighten abdominal wall muscles stretched and spread, usually by pregnancy.

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Please help! What is the difference between gastric bypass surgery, stomach stapling and gastric band surgery?

Bypass and band. Lap band is the safest and is reversible which attracts a lot of patients, but failure rates are high, it is easy to cheat, weight loss is slower. Bypass is the gold standard, been around for 50yrs, results in the greatest weight loss, highest cure rates for diabetes, but has a higher risk. Stomach stapling can mean many different things. You probably mean sleeve gastrectomy, also good, the newest. Read more...

Why do people still get stomach stapling surgery?

It works. Bariatric surgery has been shown to be th most effective way to lose weight and keep it off long term. Stomach stapling is one type of bariatric surgery. It is far from an easy way out. Talk to a bariatric surgeon to see if you are a candidate for surgery. It is not for everyone and not all surgeries are appropriate for everyone. Read more...

My friend had stomach stapling surgery and now has constant problems with dumping?

Diet changes. Dumping syndrome is not uncommon after gastric bypass surgery. Symptoms can usually be improved by avoiding foods high in sugar. But if that does not do the trick, there are medications that may help. Talk to your surgeon. Read more...
Not the surgery. Dumping after this surgery is most commonly from not following the dietary restrictions that were given. Many people are overweight because they decieve them selves on how much they eat and also do the same in regards to what they eat ("i dont' eat any fatty foods" after eating a doughnut). Read more...

Why would you choose a stomach stapling over a lap-band surgery?

Many factors. There are many factors that go into choosing the appropriate bariatric procedure for you. Such as dietary habits, if you are a sweet eater then a band might not be a good option. Do you have lots of comorbidities, diabetes, high blood pressure, etc. If so then bypass or sleeve may be a better choice. Also how overweight are you? If you need to lose a lot of weight then band may be less favorable. Read more...
Wt loss, diabetes . You should consider all options (band bypass and sleeve). Factors include: amount of weight loss, diabetes , gastric reflux, and emotional issues. You can see a video on this comparison. http://m.youtube.com/#/watch?v=8et4wd43mgo. In general, more weight loss, better resolution of diabetes and reflux with the sleeve and bypass over the band. Read more...

For what reason would any surgeon choose a stomach stapling over a lap-band surgery?

Indications. Lap-band is for a complaint moderately obese person , is reversible , who will change the life style , will not gain weight again after removal , reverse will be for gastric stapling , profiles are evaluated during the preparation by the team. Read more...

My friend had gastric bypass (stomach stapling) surgery and now has constant problems with dumping, gross.?

Yes one of complicat. Morbid obesity it self is a lethal disease if untreated. Gastric by pass several will have benefits, will lose weight, will be able to go back to work if they are not working due to disability, b p & diabetes will be under control or even cure, quality of life improves, how ever some will have untoward effects or complications due to by pass as you mentioned all patients will have this info. Read more...
Common problem . Dumping syndrome is a known side effect of gastric bypass surgery. It can usually be controlled with diet modifications. There are some medicines that can help decrease the symptoms as well if diet changes are unsuccessful. Have your friend check with her surgeon. Read more...

For what reasons might any surgeon choose a stomach stapling over a lap-band surgery?

Results! Sleeve and gastric bypass surgery have a better result with respect to weight loss. Gastric bypass has a better result with respect to treating diabetes. Many people choose bands because they are reversible but that begs the question how committed they were to begin with. Read more...
Lap band. Stomach stapling isn't really a correct term. Staplers are used in many types of gastric operations. The bypass and sleeve gastrectomy both use staplers. We choose them over bands because they are far more successful than bands are in terms of weight loss and reversal of medical problems like diabetes. Bands were popular, but the high failure rates are making them less commonly done these days. Read more...

Is a mini tummy tuck a better option for reducing abdominal fat than liposuction? I don't think I am obese but I definitely have the proverbial "spare tire" around my waist. I wanted to know whether liposuction or a mini tummy tuck would be best for someo

Liposuction . Liposuction vs. Mini tummy tuck or even full tummy tuck will depend on several factors, and the best way to figure it out is to go see a board certified plastic surgeon. Liposuction works well to remove fat, but it does not remove skin. If the skin is folding over, liposuction alone may cause the skin to fold more. A tummy tuck, on the other hand, removes excess skin and flattens out the fold. . Read more...
If . If your skin is fairly tight, and your abdominal muscles don't bulge excessively, then liposuction can be an excellent option to remove extra fat deposits. If you have loose or wrinkled skin, this is best treated with an abdominoplasty (tummy tuck), sometimes in combination with liposuction. A "mini tummy tuck" doesn't simply mean that the tummy tuck is smaller than a full tummy tuck- it refers to a procedure to tighten skin and muscles below the belly button only. Most patients actually require a full tummy tuck as compared to a mini tummy tuck. Clearly, there are multiple factors to consder when determining the "best" procedure for any particular patient. You absolutely should consult a plastic surgeon certified by the american board of plastic surgery to help you. Read more...
What . What surgery will help you achieve your desired goal depends on a number of factors. Typically, if your tummy muscles are tight, liposuction may be your best option. If you have had children and there is some muscle laxity, you may benefit from some form of tummy tightening either as a mini or a full tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). You will do best by choosing a board-certified plastic surgeon to schedule a consultation to discuss your concerns. I recommend you go to your appointment with your questions written out to try and get the most information possible from your visit. I hope this helps. Dr edwards. Read more...
The . The best procedure depends on several factors. Liposuction only removes fat and it depends on intact elastic skin and good underlying musculature to achieve a satisfactory outcome. A mini tumy tuck will treat lax skin or scar as well as widened muscles below the belly button. If you have either of the latter conditions, a mini tummy tuck may be a better option for you. See this video to understand the differences in tummy tucks (witch hazel) and body contouring procedures: http://www.Youtube.Com/watch?V=h71ijjadmzs. Read more...
Tummy tuck options. The best answer for you would require a personal consultation with a plastic surgeon experienced in all of the procedures. Liposuction is not a good idea if there is skin laxity, and the decision of a mini vs a full tummy tuck is not usually one you can determine on your own. Read more...
Depends. Good advice would require in-person consultation ( complete history, physical, and communication of goals). Generally, the mini tummy tuck is an  operation that  produces very limited results and is very rarely indicated for patients who have had pregnancy and/or significant weight gain/loss. Candidates for liposuction surgery present with localized areas of diet and exercise resistant adipose. Read more...
Not necessarily . If you don't have excess loose skin around your lower belly, liposuction may be the right thing for you. If there is too much skin laxity, cutting out the skin as is done in a mini tummy tuck , may be necessary but will leave a much bigger scar. Your plastic surgeon needs to examine you. Read more...

Excess skin in lower abdomen after wieght loss surgery. Options besides a tummy tuck?

Depends. Consult your primary doctor.Depends how much weight you lost, how much skin you have now.Skin elasticity changes w age.Give skin some time to readjust, and work out.Muscle growth (esp pectoral, deltoid, latissmus, &abs) can reduce saggy appearance.Even if you choose surgery, reducing some sag now can translate to smaller (= less traumatic) operation.Creams:mostly ineffective.(thanks to j. Packard). Read more...
Limited options. After bariatric surgery, patients often lose a significant amount of weight. With massive weight loss, the skin doesn't retract back enough, leaving lax, hanging skin. The best option is usually to remove the skin via a panniculectomy or an abdominoplasty. I have not been too impressed with noninvasive skin tightening technologies, but others may have more experience with them. Read more...
Tummy tuck is best. There are unfortunately no proven methods to tighten skin significantly after weight loss other than a tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), so be very wary of nonsurgical options marketed for that. Talk to a plastic surgeon, who will tell you what does and does not work there. Read more...
Slim Lipo. Will induce skin shrinkage. 877.377.4786 info@drsisto.Com website up this wk: drsisto.Com. Read more...
Extended tummy. After massive weight loss it is more likely that you will benefit from an extended tummy tuck or even a belt lipectomy in order to accomplish your goals. Removal of tummy skin only will leave you with unsatisfactory skin laxity in the hips and lwoer back. Read more...
No Good Ones. Unfortunately after extreme weight loss surgery, extended tummy tuck and lower body lift surgery are the best at correcting the skin laxity issue. Read more...