Weight loss surgery – Benefits

Weight loss surgery

Weight Loss Surgery (Bariatric surgery) is a collective term for various groups of surgeries. The aim of all WLS is to provide you a well good looking and pleasant and personality. Most of the Weight loss surgeries work by reducing the size of your stomach, reducing unwanted fat from various parts of the body and proportionally adjusting it to make you appear better; WLS also helps by changing the ability of your body metabolism related to food eating habits.

Weight loss surgery Benefits

Weight loss surgery (Abdominoplasty, tummy tuck, lap band surgery, liposuction) can actually speed up your metabolism, resulting in resolving your metabolism related problems like diabetes (Guth and Livingston 2008). The process of converting food into energy by your body is known as body metabolism.

BMR (Basal Metabolic Rate) explains how fast your body converts food into energy. A high BMR shows that the body converts food into energy quickly. A high BMR also dictates that the faster you convert food into energy, the more calories are getting consumed without gaining weight. A low BMR means that you have to work out to burn the extra calories and fat.

A high Basal Metabolic Rate is determined by many available factors such as Gender, Age, muscle mass and Body Fat. For obese people excessive dieting can actually lower the BMR (Kurian, Thompson and Davidson 2005). Exercise is the best option for obese people as not only it helps reducing weight but also helps in increasing the Basal Metabolic Rate. Workout helps in getting body into shape by building muscles, higher the muscle mass better the BMR.


The major reason for the metabolic diseases is when your body cant efficiently convert calories into energy. Diabetes is the most common metabolic disease, it occurs when body stops recognizing Insulin or doesn’t make Insulin required to fulfill body needs. Without the sufficient supply of Insulin, human body cannot metabolize or regulate glucose, the major form of sugar in the blood, resulting in high amount of blood glucose. High level of glucose results in damaging organs and may cause heart, kidney damage, may cause blindness and sometimes impairs blood circulation, resulting in amputation of toes, feet and legs. Weight loss surgeries such as abdominoplasty, tummy tuck, liposuction and lap band surgery has shown positive effects on metabolic disease.

Weight loss surgery can help in resolving or improving these medical conditions or physical conditions

  • Hypertension
  • Gallbladder disease
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • High cholesterol or hyperlipidemia
  • Breathing problems
  • Coronary heart disease
  • Acid reflux
  • Sleep apnea
  • Polycystic ovary syndrome
  • Chronic back or joint pain, osteoarthritis of the knee
  • Nonalocoholic liver disease
  • Kidney disease
  • Increased cancer risks
  • Walking limitations

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