Sleeve gastrectomy, also known as vertical sleeve gastrectomy is a cosmetic surgery that is intended to modify the structure of the stomach Laparoscopically. The goal is to restrict food intake for producing long-term weight loss. It can remove 70 to 80 percent of the stomach making it smaller, about the size of a banana. Your new stomach will be capable of holding less food in it. After having this Sleeve Gastrectomy in Islamabad, Rawalpindi & Pakistan, you will feel full even after eating smaller amounts of food.
What do I need to know Before Getting this Surgery?
Achieve a tube-shaped stomach with Sleeve Gastrectomy. Please be informed that it provides excellent upshots to people with a BMI of greater than 35. So, if you are one of them, we assure you that you will have a successful surgery. The surgeon typically carries out this operation with the help of a laparoscopy system. Sleeve Gastractomy only takes about an hour to make obvious changes in the structure of the human stomach.
Who Should get Sleeve Gastrectomy?
An ideal option for those who have been struggling with obesity for a long time. In general, people should have a BMI of 40 or above to qualify for this procedure.
People with weight-related problems can also opt for this procedure
The treatment leads to long-term weight loss by reducing the size of the stomach permanently. It limits the amount of food that can be digested. For the first two weeks, you will lose 10 – 20 pounds and within a year, about 60% of excessive BMI will be eradicated with it.
How Sleeve Gastrectomy is Performed?
Generally, doctors perform this surgery Laparoscopically in which several small incisions are made in the abdomen to do the operation through a video camera.
In sleeve gastrectomy, the surgeon removes that portion of the stomach which contains the hunger hormone. Thus, after getting it, you will find yourself much less hungry. And other than limiting the appetite, it will also shrink the stomach from the outside.
The surgery typically takes 60 minutes to complete and general anesthesia is essential to perform it safely. 3-4 cuts will be made in your abdomen to insert a laparoscope in your stomach. The surgeon will then insert thin long instruments to make alterations. In the end, the incisions and stomach is closed to make it banana-sized.
Recovery after Sleeve Gastrectomy:
The doctor may ask you to spend two nights in the hospital after getting Sleeve Gastrectomy. In general, patients are encouraged to limit their strenuous activities for about two to three months. They cannot continue their normal life unless the doctor allows them to. Like any other cosmetic surgery, it involves many complications. There is always a risk of wound infection, bleeding, leakage, and difficulty swelling. You should immediately consult with an expert if you encounter any problem.
Sleeve Gastrectomy in Islamabad has many benefits. Some of them are,
- It promotes weight loss by limiting the amount of food that can be consumed
- Eliminates hunger hormone so patients feel full very quickly
- Provides hourglass figure to obese adults
- Evoke those hormonal changes that facilitate weight-loss
- The treatment permanently makes the stomach banana-sized so it offers long-term commitments.
- Resolves weight-related issues including Heart disease, stroke, High blood pressure, Diabetes. Etc.
Find a Board-Certified Plastic Surgery:
Sleeve Gastrectomy in Islamabad, Rawalpindi & Pakistan should be done by a certified plastic surgeon because if not done correctly, it can cause various life-threatening complications. Prior to the treatment, make sure he is extensively trained in plastic surgeries and capable of preventing and handling emergencies. He should have at least 5 years’ experience in bariatric surgeries to provide you with the results you want. Request him to show the before and after photographs of patients that he has operated in the past. With that, you will find out what kind of results you can expect from the surgery.
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