Sometimes a balanced diet and exercise are not able to reduce excessive fat or cellulite in obese people. But overweight and excess fat put them at higher risk of severe health problems like diabetes, heart diseases, arthritis, etc.

In order to lose extra flabby skin, fat or cellulite, many people across the world are opting for bariatric surgery in Istanbul. This operation is performed to help obese individuals lose weight and extra fats so that they can lead a healthier life. According to various studies, bariatric surgery can also lower the risks of the death rate in patients with severe obesity, especially when combined with healthy eating and lifestyle changes post the surgery.

Body mass index (BMI)

Body mass index (BMI), a measure of height in relation to weight, is used for define different levels of obesity. It is also used in determining whether bariatric surgery is required or not. Clinically a BMI of above 40 kg/m2 or a BMI of above 35 kg/m2 is considered as severe obesity that can further become the cause of major health problems.

Some health problems related to obesity are arthritis, type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and obstructive sleep apnea. If you’re suffering from any of these problems due to obesity, the bariatric surgery Istanbul is a good way for bringing yourself to a healthy lifestyle.

Types of Bariatric Surgery

There are different types of bariatric surgeries that can be performed using an “open” approach to operate the abdomen or by the means of laparoscopy – in which instruments are guided into the abdomen via small half-inch incisions.

Instead of open surgery, the laparoscopic method is preferred for bariatric surgery in Istanbul because it requires less extensive cuts, causes less tissue damage, and leads to very few post-operative complications.

There are four types of operations:

  •  Vertical sleeve gastrectomy (VSG)
  •  Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB)
  •  Adjustable gastric banding (AGB)
  •  Biliopancreatic diversion with a duodenal switch (BPD-DS)

Surgical and post-operative risks

People who have had bariatric surgery Istanbul are recommended to adhere to a rigorous lifelong exercise and diet plan to prevent further complications to avoid putting on weight post the surgery. In addition, the patients are likely to develop excess loose and folded skin that also needs to be removed after the surgery.

The bariatric surgery is also associated with risks such as deep vein thrombosis, infections, internal bleeding, and pulmonary embolism.