Effectiveness of bariatric surgery
Determining the effectiveness of bariatric surgery has been tried through studies in many nations, but no matter the results, the real effectiveness is based upon the individual and the efforts they make before, during, and after surgery.
The overall effectiveness of weight loss surgery is dependent upon several factors. For starters, the overall weight loss from your procedure depends upon how well you follow the recommended guidelines after the surgery. Surgeons provide recommended diet and exercise plans after a weight loss surgery which should be followed strictly to achieve optimum weight loss. Certain patients will end up with at a normal weight after a weight loss surgery while others might loss substantial portions of weight but find that they are still overweight. Generally though, patients who undergo weight loss surgery will lose between one hundred and two hundred pounds within the first or second year, or the equivalent of up to seventy percent of their excess body weight. Once this point is reached, the weight loss levels and patients regain around ten percent of their weight, but in a manner slower than before. This ten percent weight loss takes place over two to three years before stabilizing with a minimal weight re-gain. Five years after the weight loss surgery, patients lose the same amount of weight through the lap band surgery as through other gastric bypass weight loss surgeries.
When you undergo weight loss surgery it is important that you are truly at a life or death situation and all other non-surgical weight loss treatments have been tried and failed. While there is no age requirement as a factor, it is still generally accepted that those who undergo weight loss surgery are between the age of eighteen years and sixty years.