The IGB System consists of a soft, expandable balloon, the placement tube and a filling system so a physician can orally insert the weight loss aid.
Once inserted in the stomach, the empty balloon is filled with either sterile saline or air (depends on the type of balloon being used and the preference of the surgeon). When full, the balloon is too large to pass into the bowel and will now float freely in the stomach. The balloon is then filled with saline solution that partially fills the stomach. You will have then the feeling of fullness even after eating smaller amount of food.
Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy
Laparoscopic gastric banding is surgery to help with weight loss. The surgeon places a band around the upper part of your stomach to create a small pouch to hold food. The band limits the amount of food you can eat by making you feel full after eating small amounts of food.
After surgery, your doctor can adjust the band to make food pass more slowly or quickly through your digestive system.
The size of the stomach is reduced and an intestine is made a bypass in this method. The food consumed goes down directly from this intestine. This method is very beneficial in the persons suffering from diabetes and obesity.
It is a procedure, which is both restrictive and malabsorptive. In this procedure, stapling creates a small stomach pouch (15-20 ml), this forms the restrictive element. The outlet from this newly formed pouch empties directly into the lower portion of the small intestine, thus bypassing a certain length of the intestine. This forms the malabsorptive element, as no absorption occurs in the segment of the intestine bypassed. This surgery is more effective in inducing weight loss. It has other major advantages like significant improvements and even cure of diseases like diabetes mellitus, hypertension and metabolic syndrome.
This procedure flattens your abdomen by removing extra fat and skin, and tightening muscles in your abdominal wall.
But be cautioned: This is a major surgery, so if you’re considering it, take the time to educate yourself, thoroughly analyze your own situation and do not rush to make the final decision.
A tummy tuck should be the last resort for people who have exhausted all other measures, and the procedure should not be used as an alternative to weight loss.