Bariatric surgery
Aug 16th, 2011 by Aldouspi

Bariatric surgery
Many people today are under the impression that weight loss surgery is a quick fix for losing weight. Unfortunately for those people who are Bariatric (morbidly obese), this type of weight loss surgery can carry its own risks
There are some in the medical profession who would consider Bariatric surgery to be a life saving operation and indeed in many cases they would be right. Unfortunately due to the very nature of their obesity problem, the surgery itself carries its own risks with some Bariatric patients ultimately dying on the operating table.
Bariatric surgery does not come under the same umbrella as cosmetic surgery as the whole point of this surgery is not to particularly enhance a person's looks, but to ultimately improve their lifespan.
Very careful considerations need to be given to anyone who is considering Bariatric surgery. Surgeons often have a very difficult choice to make as the complications which arise from not only the surgery but also the anaesthesia can put their patient at risk. Usually the surgeon has to weigh up the decisions he makes by deciding whether the patient is more likely to die with or without the surgery.
Specific guidelines have to be followed when deciding whether someone is a good candidate for Bariatric surgery and these include considerations such as whether they have
* medical problems associated with their obesity,
* a body mass index of over 40
* They can prove they have failed on medically supervised conservative diets
* They are at risk of developing further severe health problems
Anyone who is considering Bariatric surgery needs to ask themselves some serious questions, and if possible attend some type of counselling course to ensure they don't have any unrealistic expectations of what they will be like after their surgery.
As stated it should be remembered that Bariatric surgery is not cosmetic surgery, and people should realise that there is still a long way to go after they have had their procedure. Bariatric surgery does not make you a nicer person and it doesn't make people like you more. Many people cling onto ideas such as this and are devastated when they realise their surgery is not going to ultimately change the person that they are.
Many Bariatric people are carrying emotional baggage with them and their obesity is part of this baggage. Indeed for some though they may not realise it, it is their excuse to hide away from the world and not have to face up to specific problem areas of their life. Having the surgery can sometimes be a rude awakening and often backfires on them with the ultimate consequences of them deliberately sabotaging their weight loss.
For others Bariatric surgery is the option that finally helps them to conquer their obesity problem and is often the jumpstart they need to enhance their lives and their health. This includes a longer lifespan, a better self image and improved self esteem.

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Liposuction
Jul 14th, 2011 by Aldouspi

Liposuction

If you are considering going for liposuction surgery, then you need to know the facts first.
Liposuction is a procedure which helps improve the body shape by removing unwanted and excess fat from specific areas such as the chin, abdomen, hips, thighs etc.
Liposuction is not a substitute for either exercise or an improvement in diet, though it will assist in removing any obstinate areas of fat which don't respond to the more conventional weight loss methods.
To meet the criteria as a candidate for liposuction, you should have realistic expectations about what liposuction can do for you. Unfortunately many people assume that having liposuction will improve their whole life, whereas in fact the excess fat you are carrying may only be part of any problems you may have.
You should appreciate that although liposuction has the ability to improve your appearance and thus your self confidence, it will not necessarily alter either your looks to that of your ideal or modify the way other people treat you.
Prior to making your decision about surgery, you should think very carefully about what you are expecting and discuss these with your surgeon. If you do have any unrealistic expectations, he will be able to explain to you the realities of what is involved.
The ideal candidates for liposuction are those with a standard weight who have nice firm, elastic skin and areas of inflexible surplus fat in precise areas of their body.
It is essential that anyone considering this procedure is physically healthy secure mentally and also they have realistic expectations of the outcome of their surgery.
Although age is not a specific consideration, older patients tend to have inferior skin elasticity and they don't usually obtain the same results as those patients with younger skin that is also tighter.
There is also a greater risk for anyone who is considering liposuction if they have any specific medical problems. These include problems such as diabetes, poor blood circulation heart disease or any recent surgery near the area to be operated on.
During your preliminary discussion with your surgeon, he will assess your health, determine where the fat actually lies in your body and weigh up the condition of your skin.
The body contouring methods your surgeon uses will be explained to you by your surgeon and it will be decided which will be the most appropriate for you. This will determine whether liposuction is the most appropriate procedure for you or whether another procedure just as a tummy tuck will be more effective.
It is important to be honest with your surgeon so that he will be able to provide you with realistic and honest answers to any questions you may have. Sometimes people considering liposuction feel bewildered about the number of options and techniques that are available to them. Your surgeon will explain each procedure and he will help you decide which the right method is for you.
It is important to research your surgeon's qualifications along with his experience. If you consider a surgeon certified via your country's Plastic Surgery Association., then you should be in fairly safe hands.

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