Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Weight Loss Using Surgery-The Easy Method

By Wan Mohd Hirwani Wan Hussain

If you're someone battling to control their weight, you may be considering weight loss surgery and whether it is something that can work for you. Is it actually possible to lose those excess pounds with weight loss surgery in the long term? Today, weight loss surgeries are bit by bit gaining recognition when it comes to losing weight plus many advances in diagnosis and treatment of obesity have been discovered.

The general problem with seriously obese people is that their metabolism has slowed to a crawl which means that losing calories using exercise or normal dietary plans isn't going to help them lose that excess weight fast enough. It is the advances that have been made in recent years that should ease any concerns that overweight individuals have about surgical procedures used in weight loss programs.

Naturally a regular reason given for losing weight is to make yourself look more attractive. This type of weight loss surgery is serious and to go through this sort of procedure merely in an attempt to look good should not be the main reason.

Although there is nothing wrong with wanting to look attractive, actually being fit and healthy often brings attractiveness as a by-product and should not only improve the health, although also the lifestyle of the person concerned. That is why it is important for an individual to meticulously analyze his or her situation, do some research about the process, and analyze if weight loss surgery is the correct choice for his or her physiological condition.

Don't forget there is always a psychological side to everything so consultation with your psychiatrist or dietitian might enable you to put the procedure into perspective once the procedure has been completed. This procedure has been going long enough for some useful statistics to be available and for someone who has undergone weight loss surgery, and lost fifty percent of their additional body weight and been able to keep the weight of for 5 years or more, then it is considered a success.

While this is good news it is still dependent on a number of factors regarding the patient and the skills of the surgeon who will undoubtedly be a skilled pediatric physician. A figure of anywhere between 30 and 50 percent of their extra weight in the first six months after the procedure and with some luck this could increase to around 77 percent within a year.

Best of all, people who were able to loss weight through surgical operations can actually maintain a continuous weight loss of up to 50 - 60 percent in the next 10 to 14 years after surgery. Patients have much to think about before they decide on this course of action and it is not something that should be rushed.

There are a number of factors involved in the eventual success of any weight loss surgery, although the most important is the will power of patient themselves. Whatever the outcome, continued weight loss and maintenance will require a change in the person's lifestyle.

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