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Bariatric Weight Loss Surgery: How Many People are Getting Gastric Sleeves or Gastric Bypass Surgery?

Posted on: September 29th, 2016

Bariatric Weight Loss Surgery

How Many People are Getting Gastric Sleeves or Gastric Bypass Surgery (Bariatric Surgery)?

Obesity is an epidemic in many developed countries.  Nearly everyone over the age of 30, who’s generally healthy, complains about having gained excess weight.  But for some people who have had long term obesity, lifestyle changes alone aren’t helping them to lose their weight. This leaves many people who are morbidly overweight to consider the option of life-changing Bariatric Surgery.

Bariatric Weight Loss Surgery is an ever increasing option for people to overcome obesity and the dangerous health conditions that are linked with being morbidly overweight.

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Bariatric Surgery Procedures: What’s the latest option?

Read more about the Bariatric Surgery options at the weight loss and obesity information site to learn more about the popular Bariatric procedures including:

Gastric Sleeve Surgery

Gastric Band Surgery

Gastric Bypass Surgery

Roux-en-Y gastric bypass

Gastric Balloon Surgery

Commentary from Melbourne Plastic Surgeon Dr Geoff Barnett about Bariatric Surgery for Weight Loss and Body Contouring Surgery

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As a Plastic Surgeon, I see a number of patients for Body Contouring Surgeries after weight loss.

The most popularly requested procedures for body contouring are often (1) an upper arm reduction (arm lift or Brachioplasty), (2) a Tummy Tuck or Belt Lipectomy – known as a lower body lift, and (3) a Thigh Reduction or an upper body lift. These are often either combined or sequenced over a period of six to 18 months, but it’s important that the patient has reached a stable weight and is willing to undertake the preparations and post-op recovery recommendations to enable a good result from body contouring surgery.

Do you want to reshape your body after weight loss with body contouring surgery?

The best way to assess your potential for body contouring through plastic or cosmetic surgery is to schedule a personal, confidential consultation with me at my Hawthorn East Offices.  You can view my before and after photos of body contouring by calling my office and asking for an appointment with my nurse at no charge (or ask for a formal Surgical Consultation, for which there is a fee involved, and for which you’ll want to get a GP referral for a partial rebate of your consultation fees).

I also present my Surgery results and BEFORE & AFTER PHOTOS at special INFORMATION evenings, which are FREE monthly events you can register to attend at   Be sure to ask which ones I present at (usually every second month but this can vary).  I am presenting on 27th October, however, so register to attend if you’d like to meet me and my Surgery Team and learn more about your body contouring procedure options.

Increase in Bariatric Procedures

Statistics show a significant increase in Bariatric Surgeries such as Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass, Gastric Sleeve and Gastric Banding

The number of USA bariatric surgeries, such as Gastric Bypass and Gastric Sleeve surgeries, increased to 179,000 in 2013.  Statistics show that:

  • 34.2% of the bariatric surgeries were Roux-en-Y gastric bypass procedures
  • 14% of the bariatric surgeries involved gastric banding
  • 42.1% of the surgeries involved gastric sleeves,
  • 1% of the procedures involved the duodenal switch method
  • 6% were Revisional Surgery procedures
  • 2.7% of the Bariatric weight loss surgeries were classified as being OTHER

(Source: American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery).

Source information and further reading on Bariatric Surgery LINKS are listed below.

Please send an enquiry form before you leave our page as we can send you additional information on body contouring including arm lift surgery, Tummy Tuck procedures and post-weight loss liposuction options.

We look forward to working with you to get the body contouring and contour restoration results you want after significant weight loss through  bariatric procedures or other lifestyle changes.


We can help with body contouring OR to give you information on Bariatric Surgeons in your area.

Please let us know how we can assist you by sending an enquiry form or phoning our offices during Clinic hours on (03)8849 1467.