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Weight loss surgery can be a life savior for all obese people! Today, the most common weight-loss operation is “Sleeve gastrectomy”. It has upgraded the fitness game—and potentially shake up the cosmetic industry with amazing results.
Sleeve gastrectomy in Dubai aims to restrict the stomach size for limited food intake. In this operation, surgeons remove the part of the stomach creating a banana-shaped “sleeve-like” structure that cannot accommodate large amounts of food. This way, an early feeling of fullness arises and the patient doesn’t feel the need to overeat.
Aside from weight loss, it can handle a couple of concerns like:
- Heart Diseases
- Blood pressure
Even though it’s the most common bariatric procedure performed in Dubai and worldwide. Still, there are so many misbeliefs around. Here, we break down everything from what the procedure is like to who should be getting it. Scroll down to see what experts say about this surgery.
- Surgery time: Two hours
- Recovery: 4 weeks
- Risks: Infection, bleeding
Note that: Sleeve gastrectomy has a lower complication risk when compared to other bariatric procedures.
Is this Surgery for me?
Sleeve gastrectomy in Dubai is typically reserved for people having a Body mass index (BMI) of 35 or higher. However, each patient needs to meet the specific criteria to become fit for this surgery. Know that this surgery doesn’t only serve cosmetic concerns but also a wide variety of medical issues. Below are some serious medical conditions in which this surgery is performed.
- Severe complexities due to an enlarged liver
- High blood pressure due to abnormal cholesterol levels
- Serious weight-related concerns
- Heart diseases
In case you experience any of the above conditions, book an initial consultation with our specialists.
In this session, our dietitian and physiologist examine and diagnose you properly to ensure you don’t suffer any condition that might hinder recovery. Our counselors make sure to go through your previous weight loss attempts and give truly reliable suggestions.
If, however, your health seems fit for this surgery, you will be informed of the surgery date by the end of this session. But before the operation, preparation is a must by following some dos and don’ts.
Before surgery, you are expected to do the following.
- Limit calorie intake
- Get enough proteins
- Don’t take liquids a day before surgery
Later onwards sleeve gastrectomy, you will enjoy a higher quality of life without being self-conscious and with no fear of coming upfront in public. The body slowly comes in shape. Overall it requires 6-12 months before you notice a great difference in your figure.
What Happens on a Big Day?
The steps involved in Sleeve gastrectomy in Dubai are:
- Step-1: Pre-Analysis:
When you step inside our clinic, our team will check your blood pressure, pulse rate and doctors ask for your pre-anxieties and answer your end-moment inquires. This way you would have a truly comfortable experience.
- Step-2: Anesthesia:
Once your inquiries are cleared, you will be moved to the operation theatre. Doctors first give anesthesia and surgery begins.
- Step-3: Creating Incision & Inserting Laparoscope:
Surgeons primarily make 2-5 small incisions on your abdomen. Then insert a laparoscope (an instrument with attached camera and light) through one incision to see the internal organs of the stomach more clearly.
- Step-4: Adjusting Stomach Size:
Additional instruments are inserted through other incisions to remove around 70-80% of the stomach. Then a sleeve-banana-shaped stomach is sculpted by stapling the other part of the stomach.
- Step-5: Closing Incisions:
In the end, incisions are closed with sutures.
Be aware: This surgery takes no longer than 2-3 hours. After this, most of the patients require 1-2 nights’ stay. Upon discharge, they are given recovery instructions while considering their actual health.
Recovery after Sleeve Gastrectomy:
Immediately after the treatment, you will sense some mild pain and body aches which are normal and temporary. However, eating isn’t allowed for at least 7-8 hours. The diet begins with sugar-free liquids for the first few days, the normal food routine can be continued after at least four weeks of surgery. Your doctor will advise you on some diet plans and medications for a better and speedy recovery.
However, consider the following points to boost your healing process quickly.
- Limit your daily calories
- Take multi-vitamins twice a day
- Use medications regularly, prescribed by your doctor
- Discuss your sleeping position with the doctor
- Must follow the post-surgical sessions frequently
Sleeve Gastrectomy procedure has changed the lifestyle of thousands of people around the globe.
- Balanced blood pressure and cholesterol levels
- Cheaper than other bariatric procedures
- Perfect figure
- Enriched self-confidence
Cost of Sleeve Gastrectomy Dubai:
Sleeve gastrectomy is quite expensive but in Dubai, you can find this surgery at reasonable rates. On average, sleeve gastrectomy costs land anywhere from AED 22,000 to AED 40,000. If any clinic offering rates less than this means there is a danger. Because the cheaper surgical option can put patients at risk of disease.
Please consult our doctors directly for a more clear estimate.
The Bottom Line!
Limiting diet isn’t as simple as it seems. Especially for obese people as they have very large stomachs owing to excessive intake of poor diet. So why not limit the size of the stomach?
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