Liposuction vs. Gastric Bypass Surgery

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Liposuction or Gastric Bypass Surgery

Liposuction and gastric bypass surgery are both invasive procedures that offer positive results in the treatment of weight loss for obese patients. As with any invasive procedure, both liposuction and gastric bypass surgery offer an assortment of possible risks factors. The potential risks factors associated with liposuction and gastric bypass surgery, range from minimal common complications to extreme and possibly fatal outcomes. However, after considerable thought and reason, I would consider gastric bypass surgery to be overall more efficient compared to liposuction as a weight loss treatment for obese patients. Liposuction is not the best option for reducing weight in the obese because liposuction only removes some adipose tissue (fat) from specific, localized areas of the body. Furthermore, obesity is a common risk factor for the development of diabetes, coronary artery disease and many others. Patients that have such diseases as diabetes, coronary artery disease or any other condition that may complicate surgery are ineligible to undergo liposuction due to increased risk factors for serious complications, including death. Gastric bypass surgery provides many health benefits, such as the ability to improve, reduce, or prevent many serious diseases. Gastric bypass surgery structurally alters the digestive system, enabling the procedure to initiate immediate weight loss and maintain long term weight loss because of the permanent dietary restrictions associated with the procedure. Additionally, gastric bypass surgery may reduce or prevent the patient from having a heart attack or stroke as a result of the elimination of obesity as a risk factor. Gastric bypass surgery may also resolve or improve type 2 diabetes, obstructive sleep apnea, and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). Therefore, gastric bypass surgery serves as a valuable resource in the treatment of obesity and is able to increase overall health and...
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