Weight loss surgeries are not a cure. . . but a tool
Weight loss surgeries are not a cure for obesity. Infact you only have a few years to enjoy the sole benefits of weight loss surgeries.
Permanent weight loss is not assured through weight loss surgeries; rather it is about a change in lifestyle. Obviously weight loss surgeries do not constitute a lifestyle change.
Types of weight loss surgeries:
There are basically three types of weight loss surgery procedures;
(i)Restrictive weight loss surgery
(ii)Mal-absorptive weight loss surgery
(iii)Restrictive and mal-absorptive (Combined) weight loss surgery.
Restrictive weight loss surgeries are procedures that reduces the size of the stomach such that you are forced to eat less by restricting the amount of food you stomach can hold at a time hence the term restrictive surgery. This is usually done in two main ways, either using staples or using a band.
Both procedures reduce the size of the effective stomach by creating a small pouch out of the main stomach using either the band or staples.
Mal-absorptive weight loss surgeries on the other hand donot limit food...