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For many of us, losing weight feels like a problem we just can’t solve, and we don’t know where to turn for the solution. You’re not alone.

Thousands of people seek obesity solutions in Perth every year, and over 25,000 people underwent weight loss surgery in Australia in 2019. Western Australia offers some of the most experienced bariatric surgeons in the country. Read on to learn more about the available Perth obesity solutions and the life-changing results.

The Surgery – Types of Perth Obesity Solutions

There are several different types of weight loss surgery. Your surgeon will recommend the best type of surgery to suit your individual needs. For Western Australians, these Perth obesity solutions include:

In gastric sleeve surgery, part of the stomach is removed, and the remaining section is shaped into a tubular structure.

Lap band surgery, also known as gastric band surgery, involves placing a synthetic band around the top part of the stomach to restrict meal sizes.

In this surgery, a portion of the stomach is divided into a smaller pouch and connected to the small intestine. Effectively, any food ingested “bypasses” most of the stomach.

  • Other procedures: SIPS/ SADI, SASI and Duodenal Switch Perth

These other procedures contain newer methods that combine the benefits of other gastric surgeries. Your surgeon will discuss these options with you if you are a candidate.

Day of the Surgery

Before the surgery, your doctor will give you preparation instructions that you must follow very carefully. As with other types of surgeries, this will include a period of fasting and other preparatory steps.

The hospital staff will guide you every step of the way on the day of your surgery, and your surgeon will be available to answer any questions you have. Depending on the surgery, the average procedure time is 45 minutes – 2 hours. On average, after the surgery, you will stay in hospital for 1-2 days of recovery.

The Aftercare – Support After Surgery

When choosing from the above Perth obesity solutions, you will be supplied with post-surgery instructions from your doctor. You should follow these carefully. They may include advice on following a specific diet and taking vitamins and other medications, and how to avoid post operation problems like constipation, nausea, etc.

Having a support system and someone to pick you up from the hospital and help you get settled at home is essential.

After you undergo weight loss surgery, the initial stage of recovery will take 2-4 weeks. You will need to take time off work to rest and heal during this period. In this time, you will have a follow-up consultation with your surgeon.

The Results – Life-changing Perth Obesity Solutions

Research shows that around 60-70% of excess weight will be lost after bariatric surgery. This is the equivalent of approximately 25-35% body weight loss. Therefore, for example, if you are 200kg before the surgery, you could lose up to 70kg.

However, weight is just a number. The life-changing effects of these Perth obesity solutions are found in how you feel. After losing weight, people report sleeping better and feeling more energetic, focused, motivated and confident.

Medically speaking, the weight loss that results from bariatric surgery also lowers your risk of lifestyle-related diseases, such as heart disease and diabetes.

Discuss the Perth Obesity Solutions Available to You

If you are based in Western Australia and want to explore weight loss solutions, please do not hesitate to contact Perth Obesity Surgery’s experienced staff at 9592 3199.

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