Weight Loss Surgery Options

A malabsorptive weight loss surgery procedures more weight loss than restrictive surgeries, but the risks due to complications are higher. With malabsorptive surgeries, you can expect to lose a large mount of weight in the first 10 months. After that, weight loss will continue but at a slower rate.

Making The Stomach Smaller

This is done by putting a band around part of the stomach so you feel full before your entire stomach is full. Part of the stomach is left unrestricted so food can still pass through and be digested, absorbed by the body or discarded as waste.

Alteration of The Intestine

After this procedure, your body will absorb less calories from the food you eat.

Adjustable Gastric Band

A device is attached to the inside of your stomach. It sends signals to your brain that you are full.

Biliopancreatic Diversion

You basically get a new, much smaller stomach. A full bypass is performed so no food passes through your old stomach. The new stomach is much smaller. It can only hold six to eight ounces of food. This way, you eat less.

Manually Emptying The Stomach

This new technology lets you empty the contents of your stomach. This surgery is done in 15 minutes usually under twilight anesthesia. You will have to chew your food very thoroughly and eat a balanced diet for this to work well.


Through this procedure, you will lose weight and look smaller, but this is not a solution to diet and exercise, and it won’t get rid of cellulite. You will be put under general anesthesia, intravenous sedation, or local anesthesia. Fat is loosened and then sucked out of different areas of the body. The areas of the body where lipo can be done include the chin, neck, cheeks, breasts, chest, stomach, legs, thighs, waist, hips, buttocks, back and arms.

Body Contouring

A surgeon removes extra sagging and loose skin as well as fat after major weight loss. Incisions are made, and loose skin is cut away. Through the removal of excess skin, body parts are given a lift much like a face lift. Everything may be lifted from the thighs, arms and breasts, to the buttocks, abdomen and groin.

Gastric Balloon

With this procedure, a balloon is inserted into the stomach and filled with a solution so that it becomes inflated. This allows it to take up space so you don’t eat as much to feel full. One balloon can be kept in for up to six months. With a single treatment, you can expect to see a five to nine percent reduction in your BMI.

Stomach Folding

This surgery involves pleating the stomach in several places. Eventually, your stomach shrinks; however, it still retains all of its functions. This is safer than many of the other procedures because it is less invasive, so the chances of infection or surgical complications are reduced. Learn more information at SmartShape, which has more online resources available.