It is the procedure that is performed laparoscopically that involves surgically removing a portion of the stomach. The size of the stomach can be reduced by 80% but does not alter the gastrointestinal tract or the pylorus.
The duration of the procedure varies between one and three hours and is performed under general anesthesia. On average, patients stay in the hospital for two or three days and after two weeks can return to normal life. A balance between the quantity and quality of the foods consumed along with regular exercise is the key to achieving and maintaining a healthy weight after surgery.
If you are thinking of undergoing a Plastic or Aesthetic Surgery, go to the plastic surgeon’s office. After an exhaustive study, it will solve all your doubts and will recommend the most appropriate technique for your specific case.