One of the terms that you will hear frequently when you are considering weight loss surgery is restriction. It is an important effect of procedures such as gastric band, gastric bypass and gastric sleeve surgery that can help you to lose weight.
How Restriction Helps With Weight Loss
The restriction achieved through bariatric surgery is a restriction on the size of your stomach. The restriction is achieved in slightly different ways depending on the type of surgery that you have, but the effects are the same. The size of your stomach will be reduced so that it fills up faster when you are eating. You should feel full and satisfied even after a small meal, which should make it easier to stick to your diet. The easier it is to diet, the more likely you will be to achieve your weight loss goals.
The weight loss procedures performed at the London Obesity Clinic come in several different forms, all of which can help you to diet by restricting the size of your stomach:
- Gastric sleeve surgery removes part of your stomach, leaving you with a small sleeve shaped stomach
- Gastric band surgery places a band around your stomach, creating a smaller section above the band that will fill up as you eat
- Gastric bypass surgery creates a small stomach pouch that connects to your small intestine at a lower point than usual so that part of the gut is bypassed
Each of these procedures has its own specific risks and benefits, including some additional effects that can help you to diet. For example, gastric sleeve surgery can help to reduce your appetite as well as to restrict the amount you can eat. Your doctor can help you to decide which surgery is right for you.