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Liposuction or Bariatric Surgery – Which One Should You Choose?

18 May, 2021

No doubt, this is a question that many people ask themselves when they are deciding whether to lose weight or enhance their body appearance. Even though these two surgeries have a common objective, namely, to aid patients to look and feel better, they are quite different when it comes to the techniques used by surgeons and the requirements for the patients. Therefore, we will now help you understand the differences, similarities, and eligibility for bariatric surgery and liposuction in Mexico.

Bariatric surgery

One of the most performed bariatric procedures in the world is gastric sleeve Mexico, which restricts the stomach’s capacity to hold food. Thus, decreasing the appetite and food intake dramatically. Moreover, that surgery causes hormonal changes such as reduced secretion of the Ghrelin hunger hormone that causes people to be significantly less hungry.

  • Eligibility for bariatric surgery: Normally, a patient, is required to be 100 pounds overweight or have at least a body mass index (BMI) of 35, or have a body mass index of at least 30 and be suffering from an obesity-related condition such as hypertension or type II diabetes. Besides, these potential patients have not been unable to sustain a healthy weight loss with other methods for a prolonged period.
  • Weight loss surgery requires commitment:If a person wishes to enjoy long-term results, he must be committed to adopting a new healthy lifestyle and habits.
  • Bariatric surgery can be a life-saving procedure for some: Thanks to a prolonged and significant weight loss, some patients may experience reversals of certain illnesses that they had before surgery and that were life-threatening.

Patients who undergo a weight-loss procedure tend to lose most of their excess weight within one year after the surgery. Sometimes, because these patients have lost a significant amount of weight, they may have accumulated excess skin around their thighs, arms, and midsection. Thankfully, the best plastic surgeons in Mexico perform extraordinary procedures such as a body lift and tummy tuck that allow patients to a fantastic new figure after dramatic weight loss.

Liposuction in Mexico

Liposuction in Mexico is a procedure that reshapes body areas by removing excess fat and improving body proportion while giving a slim look. Of course, since liposuction is a cosmetic procedure, it is a surgery with the sole purpose of improving the patient’s appearance. The plastic surgeon focuses on making specific fat areas of the body look more toned and contoured.

During the procedure, a hollow instrument called a cannula is inserted under the skin. Then, a vacuum is connected to the cannula, which breaks up and absorbs fat cells underneath the skin.

Liposuction in Mexico can be used on fat-filled body parts like the abdomen, buttocks, thighs, arms, neck, and chin. Liposuction does not cure cellulitis, which can still appear even after the surgery but can be prevented with exercise and healthy habits.

Who is eligible for liposuction in Mexico? Generally, those who have reasonably good health and are not obese or who are within 30% of their ideal body weight make up the best candidates. These patients may have areas that have not responded to diet and exercise but that are still fatty or do not make them feel that they are aesthetically appealing. Of course, a significant portion of fat cells are permanently removed from the body during the procedure, but some might still be left and can be addressed through a healthy diet and exercise.

Similarities and differences between liposuction and bariatric surgery

Obviously, both bariatric surgery and liposuction in Mexico are surgical procedures that require careful planning, general anesthesia, and a period to recover fully. Thanks to the latest techniques, minimal scarring may occur at incision points. Also, several days off work or away from daily activities are typically required for recovery, depending on the type of procedure.

When it comes to a weight loss surgery procedure, the patient must adhere to a diet plan that gradually moves from a liquid diet to solid food. Besides, they must be aware of how much they should be eating so they do not stretch out their stomach or experience side effects. Significant changes in their lifestyle are required, as it was previously brought out, but the health benefits and fantastic.

On the other hand, it is up to liposuction patients to maintain their ideal weight to achieve better and permanent results. Individuals can expect some swelling and inflammation for about four weeks after the procedure. In the following months, to ensure that no new fat areas appear, it is essential to maintain a healthy diet and exercise routine. Sometimes liposuction patients chose to have touch-up liposuction procedures for optimal results.

Furthermore, it is vital to understand that if you suffer from obesity and want a long-term solution and reverse various obesity-related conditions, bariatric surgery will ensure better results. However, if you have a relatively healthy weight and want to minimize a stubborn fat area that has not responded to improvements in diet and exercise, liposuction is a good option.

A big difference is that liposuction in Mexico will not improve a patient’s health while bariatric surgery will because it is a permanent solution to obesity that helps control or cure chronic health diseases such as hypertension, diabetes, sleep apnea, heart disease, high cholesterol, and others. However, bariatric surgery can result in side effects like dumping syndrome and less nutrition if the patient is not following the surgeon’s and nutritionist’s guidelines.

Learn more about bariatric surgery and liposuction

Of course, there could still be some questions or doubts about whether to undergo a weight loss procedure or liposuction. Hence, schedule a free virtual consultation today. Our doctors and bariatric experts will help you understand which plan and procedure are best for you according to your circumstances and medical history.

Plus, if you wish to know more details, such as our standards during these Covid-19 times or want to know about all-inclusive packages for bariatric surgery and liposuction, our Health & Wellness Bazaar agents are ready to walk you through every detail you need to know to start feeling good from inside out. Just reach out to us at our toll-free number at +1 (858) 779-2552 or email us at [email protected].

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