You can find the benefits of weight loss surgery on any business's website that performs those surgeries. Lets take a look at the drawbacks to these surgeries instead.
Cost of weight loss surgeries:
Adjustable Gastric Banding: $12,500 -$30,000
Gastric Bypass Surgery: $15,000 - $35,000
Biliopancreatic Diversion: $15,000 - $35,000
Liposuction: $2,000 -$8,000 (per body part)
Risks and side effects:
Adjustable Gastric Banding:
- Less Dramatic weight loss than other options.
- Likely to gain weight back over the years.
- High chances of vomiting due to the small amount of food your stomach can hold.
- Difficult to ingest all the vitamins and nutrients your body needs without taking pills.
- Body aces, hair thinning, and decreases mood and energy during the first 6 months.
- Should take 20-30 minutes to eat each meal.
- Should not drink water until 30 minutes after each meal so not to fill your stomach up to much.
- Difficult to stay hydrated do to the small amount of water your stomach can hold at one time.
- Eating unhealthy foods can still slow or stop weight loss.
- Not being able drink carbonated drinks and only small amounts of alcohol.
Gastric Bypass Surgery:
- Surgery in irreversible.
- Possible follow-up surgery to correct complications.
- possible hernias, blood, clots, vomiting and abdominal pain.
- Good chance at developing gallstones.
- Women should refrain from becoming pregnant for at least the first 18 months.
- Possibility of developing depression.
- eating unhealthy foods can cause complications such as vomiting and diarrhea.
- Difficult to stay hydrated.
- Complications could develop immediately or years after surgery.
- All possible complications listed above.
- Possible dumping syndrome.
- Possible Diarrhea, nausea, shakiness, and faintness.
- Large vitamin deficiency.
- Possible Anemia.
- Possible Osteoporosis.
- High risk surgery do to the reattachment of the small intestines further down the digestive tract which could cause digestive problems, leakage, and bleeding.
- Most doctors will recommend still getting 30-60 minutes of exercise on most days during the week to keep from gaining back weight.
- Occasionally a person's body shape is not even after surgery.
- Fat will return to the body part the liposuction was performed on if the patient does not live a healthy enough lifestyle to maintain weight.
- Possible infections, blood clots, sensation changes at the site of the surgery, and many other complications.
- Possibility of fat cells forming and growing in different areas of the body than before surgery.
- Possible complications with anesthesia and other drugs.
- Not designed to be a weight loss solution.
Surgery should always be a last resort. If you want a better weight loss solution, with fewer risks, fewer limitations, greater health benefits, and at a more reasonable price, then physical fitness along with a healthy diet is a much better option.