Obesity is defined as a medical condition where excess body fat has accumulated to a point where it poses a risk to the person’s health. One of the useful treatment is Liposuction. Laparoscopic surgery in Iran has long-term and long lasting weight loss result. Obesity can limit a patient’s activity and mobility and has a negative effect on their lifestyle.
Iran provides a wide range of weight loss treatment and also surgeries for a long-term and long lasting weight loss result such as medication assisted weight loss procedures, Bariatric surgery, Lap Banding, Sleeve Gastrostomy, Gastric and Bypass surgery. With guaranteed results, you will go through a quick procedure and see dramatic results. Obesity and weight loss treatment and surgeries are generally only an option for people who are more than 30 kg until 200 kg overweight.
Most doctors and physicians will first suggest a wide variety of treatments such as behavior modification, dieting, and exercise. Sometimes a doctor will prescribe medications. When these fail, surgery is an option for those who have not responded to such treatments and who are severely obese.
These procedures can significantly reduce obesity-related medical complications, such as heart disease and diabetes. The hospitals in Iran provide full healthcare services, bestow you with a very stable weight loss (with a very low return result of eight regain) and very affordable prices compared to procedures accompanied with the same standards in quality in other parts of the world.
The most common types of weight loss Surgery:
1- Gastric Balloon
The gastric balloon or intragastric balloon leaves an inflated silicon balloon in the stomach for 6 months, making less room for food and helping a person to feel less hungry, so that they may consume smaller portions of food and experience similar satisfaction to what they would have previously experienced after consuming a larger meal. It is designed to assist with weight loss in people who ideally have 10 kg to 30 kg of weight to lose.
2- Gastric Band
Gastric banding is a surgical procedure which uses an adjustable silicone device around the top part of the stomach. As a result, it slows the food consumption rate and so reduces the amount of food you can eat. The gastric band is put inside the body by laparoscopy, using small incisions on the belly. This surgery usually causes loss of 40% of excess weight. Means that somebody with 100 pounds (45 kilograms) of overweight, may lose about 40 pounds (20 kilograms). This method is suitable for patients with BMI between 35and 40.
3- Gastric Plication
Gastric Plication surgery (laparoscopic greater curvature plication) is a minimally invasive surgery that greatly reduces the volume of the stomach by folding in the stomach. It restricts the amount of food you can eat and you will feel full more quickly. This surgery does not involve implanting a device around any parts of the stomach and it’s a reversible procedure, because no parts of the stomach or the intestines are removed. This method is suitable for patients with about 75 pounds (35 kilograms) of overweight and BMI between 35 and 40.
4- Gastric Sleeve
Gastric sleeve surgery also called the sleeve gastrectomy, is a restrictive operation; which means it limits the amount of food you can eat and make you feel full by eating a smaller amount of food. This surgery involves removing mare than half of your stomach, leaving a thin sleeve. In the laparoscopic approach, small incisions are used on the belly to perform the surgery. This surgery usually causes loss of 40% to 70% of excess weight.This method is suitable for patients with BMI between 35 and 45.
5- Gastric Bypass
Gastric bypass surgery reduces the size of the stomach and reroutes the intestines, to bypass parts of the stomach and the small intestine. By bypassing these parts of the digestive system, the amount of fat and calories your body absorbs from food is reduced. After this surgery you will feel full with eating less food. This surgery can cause loss over 80% of excess weight. This procedure is mainly recommended only for severe obesity conditions for patients with BMI over 40.
6- Mini Bypass
Mini gastric bypass surgery reduces the size of the stomach and reroutes the intestines. By bypassing parts of the intestines, the amount of calories your body absorbs by eating food is limited. This procedure makes you feel full with less food. In comparison to gastric bypass, mini bypass has similar weight loss with less rerouting of intestines and less complication chance. Unlike gastric bypass, mini bypass surgery has the potential to be reversed if necessary. This method is suitable for patients with BMI over 45.