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What is obesity?

A major chronic illness plaguing our modern world is obesity. It is fast emerging as a health epidemic around the world.

A more severe form of obesity is called morbid obesity. Obesity results from excessive accumulation of fat that exceeds the body’s skeletal and physical standards.

Many players contribute to obesity.

Our Genetic Make-up plays a major role in gaining excess weight. It determines our “susceptibility” or “risk” of becoming overweight or obese. Our metabolic rate (how efficiently our body utilizes and burns calories) decides how prone we are to gain weight and it depends a lot on our genes.

Environmental factors such as fast food and the weather can also affect the development of our body weight. For example, people who are always moving or are engaged in physical activities during their daily routine will less likely show signs of obesity than people who sit behind a desk all day.

Eating disorders and other medical conditions also influence our body weight. If you have a medical condition or an eating disorder, it is possible that your condition can be treated with just medication. So it is equally important to consult a doctor to make sure that weight loss surgery is the right solution for you.

Bariatric Surgery Cost

 

 

Time Required1-3 Hours
AnesthesiaGeneral Anesthesia
Pain LevelMild to Moderate
Hospital Stay1-2 Day
Flyback2-4 Days
Success RateVery High

Morbid obesity is typically defined as being 100 lbs. or more over ideal body weight or having a body mass index (BMI) of 40 or higher. It is a chronic disease, meaning that its symptoms build slowly over an extended period of time. Morbid obesity can lead to the development of what is known as “co-morbid” conditions. These are serious health issues that arise directly from the severe degree of obesity.

The following is a partial list of co-morbid conditions that can develop due to morbid obesity:

Type 2 diabetes

Type 2 diabetes is a long-term metabolic disorder where the body produces insulin but resists it. Insulin is necessary for the body to be able to use sugar. Because of excess weight, obese individuals develop a resistance to insulin, which controls blood sugar.

High blood pressure & heart disease

Excess body weight keeps the heart from working properly. The result can be high blood pressure (hypertension), which can cause strokes and heart and kidney damage.

Dyslipidemia & High cholesterol

Dyslipidemia is a disorder of lipids, which are the fat-like substances in the blood. A common form of dyslipidemia is hyperlipidemia (or high cholesterol), the condition that exists when someone has too much of certain lipids in the blood. As these lipids build up inside the artery walls, harmful scar tissue and other debris begin thickening and hardening the walls. Doctors call this condition atherosclerosis or hardening of the arteries.

Osteoarthritis of weight-bearing joints

Known as the wear-and-tear kind of arthritis, osteoarthritis is a chronic condition in which there is a breakdown of a joint’s cartilage. For anyone with morbid obesity, the excess body weight placed on joints, particularly knees and hips, results in rapid wear and tear and pain caused by inflammation. Similarly, bones and muscles of the back constantly are strained, causing disc problems, pain and decrease movement ability.

Depression

Depression is an illness that involves the body, mood, and thoughts. It affects the way a person eats and sleeps, the way one feels about oneself, and the way one thinks about things. There are many reasons people with morbid obesity experience depression. Many of the everyday activities people with healthy body weight take for granted are big challenges for a person suffering from morbid obesity.

Sleep apnea & respiratory problems

Obstructive sleep apnea is when breathing suddenly stops because the soft tissue in the rear of the throat collapses and closes during sleep. The greater your excess body weight, the greater the amount of fat pressing down on your chest and lungs.

Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)

Gastroesophageal reflux disease is an injury to the esophagus caused by chronic exposure to stomach acid. While the symptom of heartburn is often associated with this disease, GERD is a serious disease that can cause esophagitis, Barrett’s esophagus, and esophageal cancer.

Excess body weight may weaken the valve at the top of the stomach, allowing acid to escape into the esophagus. This escape is known as gastroesophageal reflux.

Urinary stress incontinence

Among women, morbid obesity is a big risk factor for urinary stress incontinence or uncontrollable urine loss. A large, heavy abdomen and relaxation of the pelvic muscles due to morbid obesity may cause the valve on the urinary bladder to weaken, leading to leakage of urine with coughing, sneezing or laughing.

Asthma & pulmonary conditions

Asthma is a disease of the respiratory system in which the airways unexpectedly narrow. Adult-onset asthma is closely associated with GERD. Common symptoms of asthma include wheezing, coughing and chest tightness.

Reproductive health

Reproductive health can be a concern for women struggling with morbid obesity. Issues such as infertility (the inability or reduced ability to produce children) and menstrual irregularities may occur due to morbid obesity.

Do good looks come without a price? Can confidence be measured in money? The answer is “No”! Plastic surgery is science’s way of rectifying nature’s inadequacy. To begin with, most patients often wonder how much do I spend on this particular procedure? How much will weight loss surgery cost? Will weight loss surgery be worth it? These questions have a simple answer that price has no mean when your self-esteem and life is on stake. Good surgery, great doctors and the best care comes with a price and one should never compromise on those elements for having cosmetic surgery, especially the weight loss surgery. Most people generally are worried about how much surgery would cost even before they start wondering about all aspects of the surgery. It is essential to know that the cost of surgery varies from procedure to procedure. No two procedures cost the same and top of the line medical equipment is used along with the best of the techniques. Rest assured, your money is well spent.

Plastic surgery is a cosmetic procedure, but still, fact remains, it is a surgical process. It is your body and you will have to live with the consequences if you compromise on quality while trying to cut the cost.  The cost of weight loss surgery covers many things. Cheap weight loss surgery will not always give you the best of the results. Here is why the money you pay for weight loss surgery is worth every penny you spend.

Experience matters If you are going to put your faith in a doctor to alter your body forever, you might as well choose a good cosmetic surgeon who not only gives you the best treatment but is also armed with years’ worth of knowledge. At Allure Medspa, you will be treated by the best surgeon in the field of cosmetic surgery in India, Dr. Milan Doshi, M.S. M.Ch. International Member of American Society of Plastic Surgeons.

Quality treatment The cost of cosmetic surgery is linked with the overall quality of the work done quality. Always choose a surgeon and an institution that promises the best of the surgery, cheaper is not always better as the quality of the services may be compromised.

Credentials When you pay, you avail the best possible doctor who is highly trained. We have a highly qualified surgeon with years of experience.  Along with this, we at Allure Medspa also have qualified anaesthesiologist and a safe, well-equipped surgical location for carrying out the procedures.

Excellent counsel Surgical procedures start and end with counseling and consultations. Our doctors are available for consultations, guidance before, and after surgery. Our expertise stretches beyond traditional patient out care. We believe in building relations for life. Our doctors are open to any queries weeks and months after a weight loss surgery.

We recommend nothing but the best, as everyone deserves to have the finest. It is advisable to never cut costs when it comes to weight loss surgery. Remember it is your body and you will have to live with the post-surgery results. You never choose anything but the best for yourself and it should apply for weight loss surgery as well. Avail top of the line care and services for a happier you.

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Q: Why should people consider weight loss surgery?

Ans: A healthy BMI (Body Mass Index) for most people is defined between 18.5-24.9. It has been reported that obese people who have had BMI more than this defined measure are more at risk of heart diseases or any other weight associated ailments such as coronary heart diseases, type-2 diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and certain cancer as well. Therefore, it is recommended to have a weight loss surgery/Bariatric surgery if you are an obese one.

Q: How much do weight-loss surgery cost?

Ans: This is an individualized cosmetic procedure that varies from one patient to another, however, knowing the exact cost of weight loss surgery depends on a number of factors associated with the patient’s anatomical & physiological status, state of obesity, your chosen surgeon & clinic as well as the location of the cosmetic surgery centre. Thus, it is important to have a primary consultation with your surgeon to know the exact cost of weight loss surgery.

Q: What happens when you are eligible and want to proceed with weight loss surgery?

Ans: Once you find eligible for weight loss surgery, you receive a date for the preoperative laboratory tests that include preoperative history and physical exam. Once you get okay with these tests, your surgeon will set your date for the weight loss surgery. You will have instructions before and after the procedure that you need to be followed, including the diet, smoking, medications, and you also receive the special instructions for two weeks of a liquid diet, as well as bowel preparations for the day before weight loss surgery and instructions regarding current medications.

Q: How much weight can you expect to lose after Weight loss/Bariatric surgery?

Ans: One can expect an average of 65-75% of their excess body weight within 9-12 months after having weight loss surgery.

Q: What is the probability of regaining weight after weight loss/bariatric Surgery?

Ans: Obesity is a chronic progressive disease and taking precautions by diet and exercise is counted as the best integral part of the weight management system. Patients who maintain their lifestyle after having weight loss surgery with a healthy diet, regular exercise and better control of fatty diets tend to get better results. So, it’s all about following a healthy lifestyle after the weight loss surgery that turns your weight management system on the right measure.

Q: What are the dietary changes after weight loss surgery?

Ans: After weight loss/Bariatric surgery, patients need to be on a liquid diet for about 2 weeks. For another 2 weeks, it should be followed by a semi-solid or soft diet. After a month, it is allowed to have normal food, albeit in limited quantity. It is also recommended to have a nutritional-rich diet with a proper intake of protein supplements, iron, vitamins, calcium, and multivitamins.

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