Business men are being extra cautious of the way they look and they are ready to shell out large sums of money to look their best. If exercise and dieting is not getting the desired results, men are taking up cosmetic surgery to lose weight. Here are, some of the major types of plastic surgery procedures that can be taken for weight loss:
Types of Cosmetic Surgery for Weight Loss
1. Gastric Bypass Surgery
As the name suggests, the gastric bypass surgery involves the alternation of the stomach size and the small intestines. The idea of curtailing the size of the intestine and the stomach is to make the person feel less hungry. With a smaller stomach, the person would not feel like eating much, thereby leading to weight loss over a period of time. The recovery time for individuals undergoing gastric bypass surgery is around three to five weeks. Two to five days of hospitalization is required for the said surgery. The common side effects associated with the surgery include nausea and vomiting. However, the good thing about the surgery is that the individual is able to lose weight faster than other methods as the stomach size inhibits him or her from eating excessively. Nevertheless, one has to make lifestyle changes that include eating healthy and taking iron and vitamin supplements.
2. Lap Band Surgery
Conforming to its name, the lap-band surgery involves banding the stomach into a smaller pouch so that the individual feels satiated with a small amount of food. The laparoscopic procedure involves placing an inflatable band around the stomach, which makes a small pouch for the food to pass. The ability to eat and digest large quantities of food is greatly reduced and therefore, the individual starts losing weight by following lifestyle changes. Lap-band surgery does not involves cutting or stapling of the stomach as in the case of gastric bypass surgery and the band that is bound around the stomach is adjustable. The pros of the procedure include lesser surgical complications, shorter hospital stay and recovery time. However, the concern about the lap-band surgery is that the band might slip or erode, which might require follow-up surgery. In addition, the weight loss through this type of surgery is slower as compared to the gastric bypass surgery. Nausea and vomiting are common side effects as the new stomach is not able to hold much liquid or food.
3. Body Contouring
The aesthetic cosmetic surgery that is increasingly being used for losing weight, is body contouring. Under the process, the loose and flabby skin is removed, giving the body a corrective figure. The surgery involves removing the excess flesh by making incisions and then the skin is stitched back. The process is carried on under anesthesia or sedation. The process of removing excess flesh from the tummy area, which might have come because of pregnancy, drastic weight loss or age, is called “abdominoplasty”. “Brachioplasty” and “Mastoplexy” are terms used for removing excess flesh from the upper arms and the breasts, respectively.
Body contouring gives the body a corrective shape by removing the excess flesh. The recovery time for an individual undergoing the procedure varies. While a person has to be hospitalized for a day or two, it takes about six weeks for the swelling to go and it is only after three months that the desired or the final result of the surgery is visible. The best thing about body contouring surgery is that the results are long lasting. However, the procedure is not without drawbacks. Since the procedure involves stitching back the skin, there are scars that remain after the surgery.
The British businessmen are increasingly opting for the above mentioned surgical procedures to lose weight. Looking good and presentable has become the norm of good business. No one likes to show their weak side, especially if it is a physical one. It is for this reason that businessmen are not shying away from going under the knife.
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