How long do the results of bariatric surgery last?

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Bariatric surgery gives the best and most durable weight loss compared to medications for weight loss and diets. Results last out to ten-plus years. The benefits of surgery are not just keeping weight off long-term but also sustained improvement in other health conditions associated with obesity. 
About 20-30% of patients who have a weight-loss procedure experience weight regain sometime afterward. There are various thoughts as to why this happens: It could be loss of dietary restriction or just the resetting of the hormones that had improved after the bariatric operation. There are options to correct this, but they often include revisional surgery so follow up is important to try and prevent recurrence of co-morbidities.

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Weight Loss Procedures and Surgeries

Weight Loss Procedures and Surgeries

Weight loss surgery procedures, including liposuction, gastric bypass, gastric botox and Lap Band surgery are viable options for those needing help with excessive weight loss. But they aren't without their risks. Weight loss surge...

ry procedures should only be performed on individuals for whom regular diet, exercise and medication didn't prove effective. Check out the answers below for more information on how weight loss surgery has advanced over time and which one might be best for you.
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