Laparoscopic obesity and diabetes surgery seeks to ensure better results in weight loss, health and quality of life for morbidly obese, severely obese and obese with diabetes or other pathologies. The results include improved quality of life, increased and greater satisfaction in physical, occupational, psychological, social and sexual activity, directly related to personal self-esteem and aesthetics.
How much weight can I lose and at what rate?
The patient can lose a lot of weight gradually over a year and a half or two years. The process is progressive, so it is not good for health to lose weight quickly. During the first months, the weight loss process is faster and then slows down. It is not necessary to worry about this, since the important thing is to keep track of the weight lost and remember that after the sixth month, weight loss is slower. At the end of the process, patients usually lose more than 75% of their excess weight, in some cases, even 100%, reaching their ideal weight. However, it is important to remember that although obesity surgery is the best option, if the patient relapses back to bad eating habits, intake of industrial caloric products and sugary drinks, weight can be regained. Therefore, surgery can help, but always with a subsequent dietary control.
Benefits of obesity surgery
All the benefits of this surgery are also related to positive hormonal changes. Weight loss leads to changes in metabolism, which in the case of diabetes will be cured or improve significantly. In addition, cholesterol levels are normalized, arterial hypertension is cured or improved and sleep apnea syndrome and many respiratory problems, joint pains, etc. disappear. Likewise, there is an improvement in the patient’s quality of life, especially in physical, occupational, psychological, social and sexual activity. The problems of mobility limitations disappear. Together, weight loss not only improves health conditions, but also aesthetics.