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What is safer and more effective: gastric bypass surgery or liposuction?

12 doctors weighed in
5 doctors agree

In brief: Diet and EXERCIZE!

Risks and benefits of surgery need to be tabulated for each individual and their personal issues.

In brief: Diet and EXERCIZE!

Risks and benefits of surgery need to be tabulated for each individual and their personal issues.
Dr. Creighton Wright
Dr. Creighton Wright
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Dr. Andre Berger
Cosmetic Surgery
5 doctors agree

In brief: Neither

Liposuction is not a weight loss procedure.
Gastric bypass is not a body contouring procedure. You are comparing apples to oranges in that regard. Liposuction complications are rare and transient, whereas gastric bypass complications may have prevalent and longer term consequences that are not easily reversed. Liposuction complications may include contour deformities, needing correction.

In brief: Neither

Liposuction is not a weight loss procedure.
Gastric bypass is not a body contouring procedure. You are comparing apples to oranges in that regard. Liposuction complications are rare and transient, whereas gastric bypass complications may have prevalent and longer term consequences that are not easily reversed. Liposuction complications may include contour deformities, needing correction.
Dr. Andre Berger
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Dr. John Corey
Surgery - Plastics
3 doctors agree

In brief: Totally Different...

They are really two different things entirely.
Gastric bypass is a weight loss tool for those that have significant weight to lose, at times close to 100 lb. Liposuction is a body shaping tool and not weight loss at all and can be used by people who's weight is very close to normal...

In brief: Totally Different...

They are really two different things entirely.
Gastric bypass is a weight loss tool for those that have significant weight to lose, at times close to 100 lb. Liposuction is a body shaping tool and not weight loss at all and can be used by people who's weight is very close to normal...
Dr. John Corey
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Dr. Tom Pousti
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Different...

The procedures that you are comparing our very different when it comes to their indications, potential risk/complications, efficacy etc.
Liposuction surgery, for example is not meant to help patients drop weight; it is a procedure designed to treat diet and exercise resistant adipose tissue for patients who have already achieved a long-term stable weight. Best wishes.

In brief: Different...

The procedures that you are comparing our very different when it comes to their indications, potential risk/complications, efficacy etc.
Liposuction surgery, for example is not meant to help patients drop weight; it is a procedure designed to treat diet and exercise resistant adipose tissue for patients who have already achieved a long-term stable weight. Best wishes.
Dr. Tom Pousti
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Dr. Gregg Nishi
Agreed. Two totally different procedures for different problems. If you are morbidly obese, you shouldn't be thinking about liposuction.
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