What is weight loss surgery?

Weight loss surgery is also known as obesity surgery or bariatric surgery. It refers to operations designed to help reduce your weight.

The operations may restrict the amount of food you are able to eat, reduce the amount of food you can absorb, or both.

The term does not include procedures that remove fat from the body, such as liposuction or abdominoplasty (tummy tuck).

Why should I consider surgery for weight loss?

Surgery is known to be one of the most effective methods to aid weight loss and maintenance.

Many of you will have been dieting for much of your life. You may have lost a large amount of weight in the past but found it difficult to keep this weight off.

Alternatively, you may have never dieted before but have been referred by your GP or another specialist because surgery is considered the best option for you.

Carrying extra weight can also contribute to many other health problems or affect you physically and emotionally.


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