The weight loss device known as the intragastric balloon is not available in the United States, but those seeking the treatment can cross the border to Canada in have it inserted. This balloon like device is small and placed in the stomach in order to take up room so that the patients feel full sooner.
However, there is serious concern about its safety and it seems very unlikely that it will be granted approval by the Food and Drug Administration. Dallas weight loss experts, who promote healthy and effective weight loss, for example, work with patients the need to lose a lot of weight and want to do so quickly without using intragastric balloons or weight loss surgery.
The balloon has been available in Canada since 2006, and it is also used in Europe and South America. It is placed inside of the stomach of a patient for about six months in order to achieve rapid weight loss. For people that have a lot to weight to lose, it can seem like a good option over more invasive options like bariatric surgery. However, risks involved obstructing the intestines and puncturing the abdomen, which can be life-threatening.
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Recent media attention about singer Carnie Wilson’s second bariatric surgery has raised questions over revision weight loss procedures. While the need for a secondary weight loss surgery is rare, patients should be aware that it can happen.
Statistics have shown that revision weight loss surgery has a higher complication risk than primary weight loss surgery. For the safety of the patient, a doctor who performs revision weight loss surgery should have extensive primary weight loss surgery and revision weight loss surgery experience. Patients need to understand that weight loss procedures are a serious commitment and require drastic lifestyle changes and an open mind.
Weight loss centers, including Diet Doctor Dallas, cite the most recent report from the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS), that states that 15 million people in America suffer from obesity, while less than 1% of the clinically eligible population undergo weight loss procedures each year.
Patients who undergo bariatric surgery may improve their life expectancy by as much as 89%, but the procedures are not an immediate fix. Strict maintenance of a healthy diet and nutritional supplements is essential to staying healthy and losing weight.
Diet Center Dallas can help guide patients in making the right choices to fit their individual needs.
Varicose veins are both painful and a cosmetic problem. Dr Adam Gropper MD is among few doctors in South Florida that have begun a noninvasive, painless, and quick treatment for varicose veins that will be covered by most insurance companies. Dr. Gropper calls it the “lunchtime leg lift” because his first patient was treated in forty-five minutes over her lunch hour.
This condition results from defective or damaged valves that prevent backward flow of flood within the vein. The associated increase in blood volume during pregnancy can worsen the condition, as well as prolonged standing and obesity or a distended stomach.
The ultrasound device used for this new treatment has a revolving tip to close the vein and the ultrasound helps put the vein in its proper place.
Dr. Gropper’s first patient left very satisfied, claiming she didn’t feel any pain.
“I couldn’t see those bumps, ugly varicose veins. They’re not there anymore” she remarked once the procedure was finished.
She went then went back to the office to continue her work day.
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While it’s widely believed that certain exercises can help reduce the amount of fat on the hips, thighs, stomach, or butt alone, there is simply no way to “spot-reduce” fat by exercising. Diet and exercise are great ways to reduce a person’s overall body fat and help them maintain a healthy weight, but reducing fat on only specific areas to reshape your figure may require other treatments.
The Science Behind Body Fat
Body fat is stored in cells called adipose cells. These cells are mostly distributed around the hips, thighs, buttocks, and stomach in women and around the midsection in men. How much fat an individual stores is determined genetically by the number of adipose cells present in a particular area. When a person loses weight and reduces the amount of fat on their body, a little bit of the fat comes off each of the areas of the body where adipose tissue is found – and doing exercises like crunches and squats that target fat-storing regions won’t reduce the number of adipose cells on the stomach or thighs.
What Are My Options?
Though it may go against the goals of diligent sit-up and tricep-curl performers, these types of exercises won’t give the desired effect with just dieting and workouts. The only way to spot-reduce fat on the body is via a surgical procedure like liposuction. Liposuction is a way to both remove body fat and reduce the number of adipose cells on the treated area, thereby permanently reducing the amount of fat that can be stored there. After recovery time is over, patients report seeing noticeably more sculpted figures as well as a permanent redirection of fat storage – that is, if a patient who undergoes liposuction of the abdomen gains weight, he or she will not see as much extra fat in the abdominal area as before.
Another option for patients seeking to firm and improve the look of the skin on the thighs and buttocks is cellulite treatment. Cellulite, the “dimpled” appearance often found on the skin of the legs, is caused by deposits of fatty tissue which push unevenly on the skin. Diet alone cannot reduce the appearance of cellulite, but laser treatments and massage therapies performed by a cosmetic dermatologist Westchester can help. These treatments are performed over a series of several weeks or months, and they can provide the skin a firm and tight look as well as give the patient more confidence in their body.
Making The Right Decision
Liposuction or cellulite treatments may not be the right choice for all patients, but consulting with an experienced cosmetic dermatologist can help concerned individuals make the right choice. Connecticut dermatologists Drs. Dale and Michelle Abadir are dedicated to offering their patients more confidence in their own skin while offering a better patient experience and keeping them safe. For more information on their practice and services, visit www.drabadir.com.
Everyone knows that Botox can be used to reverse the signs of aging by filling in fine lines on the face. It’s less-surgical nature makes it very popular and people even throw parties where a doctor injecting Botox is the special guest. A new study shows that Botox has another aesthetic purpose: it can also be used as a minimally invasive solution for weight loss. The doctor conducting the study, Dr. Robynne Chutkan, said that injecting Botox on the walls of the stomach can suppress the appetite.
When injected to the face, Botox specials Westchester relaxes the muscles at the injection site, smoothing the lines that form wrinkles. Like the face, when injected to the lining of the stomach, Botox will relax the muscles at the injection site. Relaxing the muscles slows down the digestion pumping process, making the person feel more full for a longer period of time. Patients are injected with the Botulinum Toxin Type A solution through an endoscope and could be a more minimally invasive solution to weight loss than gastric bypass.
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If you have lost a significant amount of weight it is likely that you have some excess sagging skin that you would like to get rid of. Procedures such as body, breast, buttocks, chin and face lifts are popular ways of reducing the excess skin and restoring a tight youthful appearance. However, these types of procedures require major surgery and places you at a risk for surgical and plastic surgery complications.
As an alternative, a new procedure called suture suspension lift has emerged as a growing trend among those who desire a lift after weight loss, but don’t want the risk and hassle of major surgery. The suture suspension lift is a technique that uses small sutures inserted into the underlying tissue to lift and reshape the outer contour of the body. This can be done with local anesthesia only and doesn’t leave major scars.
This type of minimally invasive procedure is highly desirable over standard surgical lifts. For example in a standard breast lift, a surgeon would first have to place you under general anesthesia before then making three large incisions on your breast (along the underside, up the middle, and around the nipple). Then he or she would remove portions of the skin and tissue before using internal sutures to re-contour the shape of the breast. However, in a suture suspension procedure, the anesthesia, incisions and skin removal can all be avoided.
According to Dr. Jonathan Walker, a cosmetic surgeon and expert in breast lift Phoenix via suture suspension, the results are permanent and yet also reversible. Many people wait until they have achieved their total weight loss goals before pursuing cosmetic procedures. However, this could take years. By using a suture suspension lift as soon as you need it, you could change or alter the lift if you loose more weight in the future. In other words, you don’t have to wait to feel good about your appearance.
Resource: Suture Suspension Lift: A Less Invasive Plastic Surgery Alternative
It appears that bariatric surgery is the hot topic in weight loss these days. The International Diabetes Federation (IDF) released a new position statement in support of the use of bariatric surgery as a cost-effective treatment option for people with type 2 diabetes that are severely obese.
The statement, written by 20 experts in diabetes and bariatric surgery, calls for doctors to consider bariatric surgery sooner in treatment courses in order to prevent serious complications that arise from type 2 diabetes.
“The dramatic rise in the prevalence of obesity and diabetes has become a major global and public health issue and demands urgent attention from government, health care systems and the medical community….Faced with the accelerating global diabetes crisis, health care providers require as potent an armamentaruim of therapeutic interventions as possible,” wrote the IDF authors in the statement.
They therefore concluded, “In addition to behavioral and medical approaches, various types of surgery on the gastrointestinal tract, originally developed to treat morbid obesity (“bariatric surgery”) constitute powerful options to ameliorate diabetes in severely obese patients, often normalizing blood glucose levels, reducing or avoiding the need for medications and providing a potentially cost-effective approach to treating the disease.”
Similar to the recommendations released by the American Heart Association last week, the IDF says bariatric surgery should only be a weight loss option in the severely obese (IDF says a BMI above 35 whereas the AHA says 40) and when other medial options have faild at adequately controlling blood sugar.