Results of Revision Weight Loss  Surgery


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Most of the methods offered to you for revision surgery have a very high success rate, and it is seen that nearly all patients who undergo revision surgery succeed at losing the amount of weight they originally wished to lose. Results following revision surgery however may not be as rapid as results that you may have initially achieved through your first surgery, the weight loss may be at a much steadier rate and could require a lot of hard work. You should bear this in mind that with the types of surgery you will be offered there are statistics showing the results patients usually achieve, but in your case they might be slightly harder to achieve.

Gastric Band

With a Gastric Band a beneficial aspect is that you can have the band adjusted and moved to impact on the amount of food you can consume this will in turn effect on how much weight you will lose. Statistics show that around 50 to 60% of excess weight is usually lost within the first 12 months following the procedure; however it may be slightly longer for someone who is having a band fitted as revision surgery. Statistics also show that a Gastric Band can improve on ones medical health, between 80 and 85% of people find that any medical issues they have been suffering from which are effected by their weight are improved greatly or in some instances completely disappear. Such medical issues which are improved are Type 2 diabetes, High Blood Pressure, Sleep Apnea, Infertility and back pain – amongst others.

Gastric Bypass

With a Gastric Bypass there is a much higher percentage of excess weight loss associated with it, possibly due to the fact that a bypass uses both the reduction of your stomach size and also adjust your intestinal route, it has been seen that around 75% of people who undergo this type of surgery can lose up to 80% of their excess weight over 24 months. You will also find that with the weight loss comes and improvement in your health and you may feel much healthier, with some people finding that any illnesses they have may disappear all together. You will also find that once you get on the path of weight loss your self confidence will improve as will your self esteem.

Duodenal Switch Procedure

With this type of procedure people often find that they achieve high results with weight loss statistics, with most people finding that they lose between 75 and 80% of their excess weight within 12 to 24 months following the procedure. This weight loss also influences how people feel within themselves, which can lead to a great improvement within their lifestyle both through personal and professional aspects; some people have even claimed that after surgery they have had a wider range of opportunity available to them through work. You may also experience a great improvement in your health, this type of surgery has been found to improve upon or completely eliminate specific health problems associated with obesity, these include – asthma, infertility, Type 2 diabetes, Heart problems, and high blood pressure, to name a few.

Biliopancreatic Diversion

As with some of the other revision surgeries offered this procedure offers statistics which show it is very effective in reducing your weight, it has been known that the majority of patients following this surgery lose between 75 to 80% of their excess weight, with even some people achieving a weight loss of around 90% of their excessive weight. There is of course a lot of difference between that 80  and 90% if weight loss and there are many things you can do to ensure that you achieve the best results. These are detailed below in the next section. You will also find that with a Biliopancreatic diversion the more weight you lose the better your life will become, the weight loss will open up more opportunity to you and you will feel much more self confident. You will also find that your medical health improves greatly and that you are able to do much more after surgery than you could prior to the procedure.

How do I get the best results?

With all weight loss surgery procedures you will need to work hard to get the best results possible, it may also be slightly harder after revision surgery. You will have access again to a strong aftercare team and they should provide you with assistance for dietary, exercise and psychological advice. You should ensure at all times that you follow everything you have been told, and that you adapt your lifestyle. You should also seek the support of your friends and family as the support of the people closest to you can offer an excellent support net, it may also help if you follow the diet with someone else, perhaps someone you live with, or ask a family or friend to be your exercise partner. You can also join support groups, these groups should offer you support through a likeness, there will be people there who share the same struggles as you and you should be able to draw strength and motivation from groups like this, as well as even meet new people who are going through something similar to what you are feeling.


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