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How Many People are Getting Bariatric Weight Loss Surgery?

Posted on: September 29th, 2016
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Obesity is an epidemic in many developed countries. But for some people who have had long term obesity, lifestyle changes alone aren’t helping them to lose their weight. As a result, this leaves many people who are morbidly overweight to consider the option of life-changing bariatric weight loss surgery.

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Increase in Bariatric Procedures

Statistics also show a significant increase in bariatric surgeries. Statistics also 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”

Bariatric Weight Loss Surgery: What Are The Latest Options?

Further information about bariatric surgery options can be found at New Body Specialists, including:

  • Gastric Sleeve Surgery
  • Roux-en-Y gastric bypass
  • Gastric Bypass Surgery
  • Lap Band/Gastric Band Surgery
  • Gastric Balloon Surgery
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Commentary from Melbourne Plastic Surgeon Dr Geoff Barnett

“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:

  • Upper arm reduction, arm lift, or brachioplasty
  • Tummy tuck or belt lipectomy – known as a lower body lift
  • Thigh reduction or an upper body lift

These are also often combined or sequenced over a period of 6 to 18 months. However, is important that the patient has reached a stable weight. They also need to be willing to undertake preparations and post-op recovery recommendations. This also enables good results from body contouring surgery.”

Do You Want to Reshape Your Body After Bariatric Weight Loss Surgery?

The best way to assess your potential for body contouring is to schedule a personal, confidential consultation with a qualified plastic surgeon. Please let us know how we can further assist you.