Are You Struggling with Weight Loss? Finding what works can be an arduous task. From crash diets and workout programs, to finding one that best suits you can be dauntingly confusing. With all this advice out there it can be hard to know what’s the right approach.
Obesity and overweight are major health concerns, leading to chronic illnesses like diabetes as well as having detrimental effects on self-esteem and body image.
If you are seeking to shed the weight without surgical interventions, gastric balloons may provide an effective and non-invasive option to help accelerate weight loss and kick start your weight loss journey. They offer rapid initial weight reduction while being an easy and safe way to begin that journey.
Gastric balloons work by filling a portion of your stomach, decreasing feelings of hunger and prompting you to consume smaller portions. Over time, this may lead to weight loss; however, to maintain lasting results it’s essential that diet and exercise plans continue after you remove the balloon.
An expandable silicone balloon is placed into the stomach using minimally invasive techniques for an outpatient procedure that typically lasts 30-40 minutes.
After being implanted, the balloon will be deflated and removed through your mouth using an endoscope. For optimal results during this procedure, take all medication as directed while adhering to a healthy diet and exercise program during its duration.
If you are severely obese and struggle to lose weight through diet and exercise alone, bariatric surgery could be an option for you. Singapore has established a subsidy program to assist those eligible for bariatric surgery.
Gastric bands are one of the more well-known forms of bariatric surgery. This process entails implanting a silicone ring with an expandable balloon in its center around the top part of your stomach and tightening it around itself to control weight.
A medical doctor can adjust the tightness of the band so you feel satisfied more quickly, leading to reduced hunger levels and appetite. By slowing food’s passage from stomach to small intestine, he or she can decrease food consumption and hunger levels over time. This method reduces food intake and leads to reduced appetite as a result of its impact.
Patients often experience rapid weight loss with the band. Unfortunately, however, this loss is temporary as people can regain their original weight if their lifestyle doesn’t change accordingly.
Liposuction is an effective solution to tackle localized fat accumulation in certain areas of the body. It can remove stubborn pockets of fat resistant to diet and exercise regimens and reshape the physique more proportionately.
Under either local anaesthesia or general anaesthetic, a small incision will be made in order to access the area where fat needs to be extracted, after which a tube or microcannula will be inserted to suction out any extra fatty deposits.
Depending on the size and scope of the area being treated, surgery can either take place as day surgery or will necessitate one night in hospital. Compression garments will then be given out to help reduce swelling and bruising.
Liposuction results are permanent, yet to keep them looking their best in the future, it is crucial that a healthy diet and regular exercise be maintained for long-term maintenance of results. Doing this will ensure they remain as consistent and look as great as possible after liposuction surgery has taken place.
Weight Loss Surgery
Obesity is a serious health condition that can seriously impede both mental and physical wellbeing. This chronic and progressive illness has the potential to lead to many medical complications including diabetes, hypertension, heart diseases and strokes.
Bariatric surgery (also referred to as metabolic surgery) offers an effective solution for obese individuals who have failed to achieve weight loss through diet and lifestyle alone. Not only can it address obesity itself, but it may also address associated comorbidities like type 2 diabetes, sleep apnoea and hypertension associated with it.
Gastric sleeve gastroplasty is an effective and minimally invasive procedure to help you lose weight by shrinking the size of your stomach. Your doctor will remove approximately 20% of it during this procedure to create a tube-shaped stomach called a “sleeve.”
The sleeve stomach is significantly smaller and does not stretch during mealtime, making it easier for you to feel satisfied and reduce your appetite. In addition, its shape means it produces less of the hormone that stimulates hunger – ghrelin.