Gastric Bands for Weight Loss
A gastric band is an inflatable silicone device put around the top part of the stomach to reduce the patient’s food consumption. It’s used to treat obesity and is a low-risk minimally invasive surgical procedure.
Gastric bands result in smaller scars, less pain, faster recovery time and shorter hospital stay. It doesn’t involve any permanent alteration to the boy like removing part of the stomach.
Gastric bands don’t interfere with the absorption and digestion of food. It can be removed if needed. Dumping syndrome and vitamin deficiencies are also less likely to develop with gastric bands.
Gastric bands provide a more gradual weight loss than other types of gastric surgery. Weight loss can also help improve various health conditions associated with obesity such as high blood pressure, Type 2 diabetes and high cholesterol.
Your psychological welfare will improve as well. You will be more confident and have a better quality of life as you will be able to move a lot easier.
Unlike other bariatric surgeries, gastric bands don’t require stapling or cutting of the stomach. However, it carries potential risks such as blood clot in the lungs or legs, internal bleeding, and infection.
One in ten people who have a gastric band will require a further operation at some point in the future. The band or wound may become infected, and this will need the band to be removed or replaced.
There’s also a risk that the band will slip out of position and the stomach pouch will become engorged. The band would have to be re-sited in the right position.
If you are looking for a non-invasive and safer way of losing those stubborn fats, you should consider cryolipolysis or hi-Fu.
How Cryolipolysis Helps You Lose Weight
Cryolipolysis removes fat cells by freezing them. It’s an excellent option for localized reduction of stubborn fat deposits. Cryolipolysis can help reshape the body’s contours as well.
The extreme cold causes damage to the subcutaneous fat tissue without affecting the overlying skin. Side effects include bruising, numbness of the skin and transient local redness, but these are expected to disappear after several days.
- Cryolipolysis can be used to remove visible fat bulges in the flank, upper arm, abdomen, submental area and underneath the buttocks as well as back fat and bra fat.
- This procedure doesn’t require any anesthesia. It also doesn’t involve recovery time.
- Cryolipolysis triggers a gradual and natural process that eliminates cells, so it’s a safer method than liposuction or gastric bands.
- This procedure doesn’t damage the bones, nerves or blood vessels in the treated area.
To know whether you are an ideal candidate for cryolipolysis, schedule an appointment with us today!
Hi-Fu for Fat Reduction
hi-Fu (High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound) permanently destroys fat cells without harming the skin surface. It also offers a skin tightening effect.
This procedure delivers high intensity focused ultrasound heat to the fat cells. The heat passes through the heat and kills the fat cells beneath the surface.
The body naturally eliminates the destroyed fat cells that are drained to the liver through the body’s natural lymphatic channels. This leaves you with tighter skin in the treated area and a thinner contoured waistline. Here are some reasons why you should consider hi-Fu.
- Results can be seen within 4 to 12 weeks, but you might experience the full effects of the procedure nine months post-treatment.
- There’s no downtime. Therefor, you can do your daily tasks immediately after treatment.
- 100% safe and effective
- hi-Fu is FDA cleared.
For more information about hi-Fu, feel free to call us anytime!