Liposuction vs Bariatric Surgery
Liposuction and Bariatric Surgery are two very different surgeries. Each is meant to achieve two vastly different purposes.
Liposuction is a body shaping surgery that improves the cosmetic appearance of the target area. It does not result is significant weight loss nor does it resolve co-morbidities of obesity like diabetes.
Bariatric surgery reduces caloric intake and fat production and thereby can achieve sustained weight loss in morbidly obese patients. It is also the most successful method to resolve about 60 co-morbidities of obesity like diabetes, hypertension, etc. It is the best and the most scientifically validated option for obese patients whose BMI is over 35.
Liposuction sucks fat from under the skin through a tube, called canula, from specific target areas such as chin, abdomen, chest, buttocks, etc.
Bariatric surgery is a metabolic procedure that aids weight loss by reducing the size of the stomach.
Liposuction involves multiple sittings if more fat is involved, since, at one time a maximum of 5-6 liters of fat can be sucked out without endangering the patient’s safety.
Bariatric surgery is a single sitting keyhole (Laparoscopic) surgery.
Patients experience bruising and post-operative care for 7-10 days after every liposuction sitting.
In case of bariatric surgery, patients are discharged within two days of the surgery and recovery is painless. Positive effects like normal blood sugar without medication are immediate and on an average in one year patients lose most of their excess weight.
A recent study by University of Colorado School of Medicine revealed that one year after liposuction the fat returned and was redistributed to other areas of the body.
Several reputed studies, such as the 10-year follow up study by Durham Medical Center (North Carolina, USA) proved lasting weight loss with bariatric surgery.
Located in Columbia Asia hospital Ahmedabad, Nobesity is among India's top Bariatric Surgery Centers. We have performed more than 3000 successful Bariatric Surgeries and treat more than 200 new patients every year for morbid obesity and metabolic disorders.
Nobesity’s state of the art operation theater with the most up-to-date equipment and highly qualified team, led by Dr Manish Khaitan, one of the most prominent bariatric and laparoscopic surgeons of India, ensures advanced patient care and a comfortable hospital experience.
Our Lifelong Free-of-charge post-surgery support program is considered the best in India. More than 100 after-surgery patients attend our monthly support group meeting on the last Sunday of every month.
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