Slimming surgery is recommended when your BMI or body mass index is between 35 and 40 or higher, or you suffer from obesity-related illnesses such as diabetes and heart disease.
Slimming is a weight loss process performed by surgeons on the gastrointestinal tract and helps very heavy people to lose weight. Unlike liposuction, which removes excess fat from the body, slimming surgery focuses on the amount of food consumed and absorbed.
This is done in two ways: The first is by limiting the amount of food you keep in your stomach and as a result you feel fuller, and the second is by shortening the small intestine and preventing the absorption of food molecules that will be converted to fat due to not being used as an energy source. .
Who is weight loss surgery suitable for?
- People with a BMI of 35 to 40 or more
- People with a BMI of 35 to 40 or more and suffering from obesity-related diseases.
- People with a BMI of 30 to 35 or more and suffer from obesity-related diseases.
What are the types of slimming surgeries?
The three most common types of weight loss surgery are:
- Roux-en-Y gastric bypass
- Stomach ring (adjustable)
- Gastric sleeve
Each of these slimming surgeries has its own advantages and disadvantages that should be considered before choosing any.