You know, I always thought that getting a surgery was a thing that only doctors tell you but after so many years of living in this delusion, I came across something called “weight loss surgery” and how common it’s becoming. The situation is like this, surgeries in my mind are like those meds that need a doctor saahab ka nuskha and only a doctor advises you to get them but weight loss surgery is like Panadol, you just walk into a pharmacy with some money in your batwa and you buy a whole box of it; no need for asking a doctor. You are the boss, it’s your body, you have the right to destroy it, right? At Nutright, we do understand the need for getting procedures done on you but that should only be in extreme situations whereby your health is affected and as a last resort but in today’s world, the consciousness about our body and our looks is becoming so strong that many people, instead of changing their lifestyle, are opting for surgeries not knowing their alternatives and the painful consequences that could arise because of them.
Popular ‘Weight Loss” Procedures In The Market
For such a talked-about issue, “weight loss”, it’s kind of impossible to not have a gazillion medical procedures to do it but even so only a few of them are widely practiced and many only for cosmetic reasons rather than health reasons. Four of the most common procedures are:
- Liposuction: More of a cosmetic procedure; it removes fat from the body in an attempt to change its shape. Tubes are used to suck the melted fat out of the region you want to be changed. Oh! And you should have normal weight to get this done. (watch date movie, you’ll get a hint about lipo)
- Gastric Bypass: Uhhhh, the stomach is divided into two parts and somehow the small intestine is used to connect both. So, whatever food comes in, does not get retained in the stomach but is expelled and so you don’t get fat. Google pictures of this procedure, you’ll see what really happens and if you want to see someone who’s had the surgery, look up Adnan Sami. (that’s still controversial though)
- Sleeve Gastrectomy: a part of your stomach is ripped out of you. After the surgery, you only have a stomach that is probably a quarter of the original size. Since, the stomach is small, you eat less and you start losing the pounds. And side note, if you eat even a bit more than your stomach can take, you’ll either throw up at the spot or run for the toilet.
- Duodenal Switch: About 80% of the stomach is cut off, the intestine is rerouted, the gallbladder is removed and you don’t absorb most nutrients so figure this one out on your own.
Why You Shouldn’t Opt For Them
These procedures should only be considered when every other option has been ruled out and now the weight is becoming the reason you might reach your expiry date soon, other than that, no way in hell go for these; you got yourself to exercise and healthy lifestyle changes (refer to Nutright’s blog section for more on that). And if you still want to go for it: let me just tell you some general stuff about the problems that could arise due to these like hair loss, memory loss, vein blockage, vomiting, infections, ulcers, loss of a gallbladder, hemorrhage, skin sagging, energy loss, respiratory problems, blood clotting, cardiac arrest, medication dependency, visits to the hospital, IV drips and possible post-op weight gain. Do I need to say more?