Obesity has always been a problem among people all over the world and that is why some people choose to go through weight loss surgery in Iran and also every other country around the globe. No matter where you are, take a walk on the streets and you see dozens of people who are overweight or actually in the Obese Zone! Being a little overweight might not be a problem, but when you cross that “line”, it can cause a lot of problems, including damages to your overall health. Although some people believe that physical beauty is an attribute that each person perceives differently, that is not the case here. The reason that should be a motivator for you to lose weight is the fact that you will face health problems sooner or later (if you are not already fighting one!). So what should you do if you want to lose weight as quick as possible? The answer would be Bariatric surgery, AKA weight loss surgery! In this article, I will introduce you the concept of weight loss surgeries, its types and also explain why obesity surgery in Iran is more popular and why many people choose to do their laparoscopic surgery in Iran. And yes, these are all the words describing the same thing: weight loss surgery and its different types.
What is weight loss surgery?
Weight loss surgery which is also called bariatric surgery includes different procedures helping you lose weight quickly if you are in great health risk or just tired of trying different diets and not seeing any results. The growth rate of bariatric surgeries in the U.S. “has increased to 113,000 cases per year” based on a study conducted Livingston E.H. Not only people in the U.S., but also citizens in other countries and continents are seeking these fast solutions as their last resort to make their body a better home for their soul and avoid health problems that come with obesity.
What are the common health problems that come with obesity?
Obesity indicates that your body mass index (BMI) is more than 30. And that is NOT a good sign for your mind and body. There are lots of diseases that follow the obese people such as heart disease and stroke, diabetes, different sorts of cancer (e.g. colon, breast, and kidney), high blood pressure, high cholesterol, fatty liver, osteoarthritis, breathing problems and so on and so forth. Even though a fat person might not have all of these diseases, but not gaining control over their weight leads to no good and seeing some of those diseases in the long run. Studies show that type 2 diabetes is common among people who are overweight. And also osteoarthritis, what causes pain in the knee, hip and back of the ones whose weights are much more than their body can tolerate. So not only your physical appearance would be influenced by being overweight, but also your health is in great danger and you need to go under weightloss surgeries if you can’t maintain a diet or can’t work out. Now let’s dive deeper into knowing the different procedures that a weight loss surgery offers.
What are the different types of bariatric surgery?
Some types of weight loss surgeries are more common which have been proven useful than the rest of the options. These types are:
- Gastric Balloon
The balloon in the name is there for a reason. So does the inflated silicon balloon that surgeons put in the stomach for this procedure. The idea is to put this balloon inside the patient’s stomach for 6 months, leaving that person with less room left for the food they consume. This type of weight loss surgery would be suitable for the ones with 10 to 30 kg of extra weight. The whole system makes you think you are full, by eating less than before. If you don’t have enough self-control and can’t resist eating, then this type is the right choice for you.
- Gastric Band
Another type of weight loss surgery suitable for the ones with 35-40 BMI is Gastric Banding. In this procedure, a silicon device will be put around the upper part of the stomach with the help of laparoscopy, slowing the consumption rate and as a result, making you feel full and willing to eat less. But keep in mind that it only reduces up to 40 percent of the extra weight you are carrying around. So you need to work on reducing the rest yourself.
- Gastric Plication
Just like Gastric Banding, Gastric Plication helps obese people with BMI around 35 to 40 to lose weight as quickly as possible by making them feel full. But how it differs than the former? Nothing will be removed from your body or added to it. Surgeons just fold in the stomach and it works like magic. Although it is considered to be more painful than Gastric Banding, the results are outstanding.
- Gastric Sleeve
Gastric Sleeve is somehow more famous than other kinds of weight loss surgeries. Some people know it by the name “gastrectomy”. In this type of surgery, a part of the stomach will be removed with the goal of helping you eat less and feel satisfied enough to stop eating the way you used to eat. The advantage of this process is that it helps to lose between 40 to 70 percent of the extra weight.
- Gastric Bypass
As the name suggests, this surgery involves bypassing some parts of the stomach and the small intestine, resulting in the reduction of the amount of fat and calories absorbed by the body. You can lose up to 80 percent of your extra weight. It even works for the ones with severe obesity.
- Mini Gastric Bypass
Yeah! It’s the mini version of the Gastric Bypass with less complication and the ability to reverse the process. But don’t underestimate its power! Mini Gastric Bypass works even for the ones with a BMI more than 45!
- Biliopancreatic Diversion
Biliopancreatic Diversion, also known as BPD, is a procedure for reducing the size of the stomach and decreases the intake of fats and carbohydrates resulting in quick weight loss. In this surgery, you can see quick results with a less painful healing process.
Gastric Sleeve Packages
Accommodation + Visa + Transfer
Gastric Bypass Packages
Accommodation + Visa + Transfer
How to know if you need weight loss surgery?
Up to this point, you learned about weight loss surgeries and the types of bariatric surgeries. All this time you might wonder whether you should go under one of these surgeries or not and if you should, where should you go to get the best out of the surgery. Well, lots of people consider Iran as the best place for doing their surgeries. If you decided that you do need one, then read on and we will educate you about the advantages of having your weight loss surgery in Iran.
According to Mayo Clinic, “In general, weight-loss surgery could be an option for you if:
- Efforts to lose weight with diet and exercise have been unsuccessful
- Your body mass index (BMI) is 40 or higher
- Your BMI is 35 or more and you have a serious weight-related health problem, such as type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure or severe sleep apnea
- You’re a teenager who’s gone through puberty, your BMI is 35 or more, and you have serious obesity-related health problems, such as type 2 diabetes or severe sleep apnea
In some cases, you may qualify for certain types of weight-loss surgery if your BMI is 30 to 34 and you have serious weight-related health problems.”
So depending on the factors above, you can understand if you should see a consultant for weight loss surgery or not.
Why choosing Iran for weight loss surgery?
According to Iran Daily, a report by the World Health Organization indicates that “62.7 percent of Iran’s total population was obese or overweight. According to the figures, obesity affects an estimated 50 million out of Iran’s population of 80 million, making the country one of the most obese nations in the world.” These numbers show a great demand for weight loss surgery in Iran. Great doctors from all around the world have been gathered in Iran trying to help people lose weight quickly and put an end to obesity in this country.
Iranian bariatric surgeons have been graduated from the top universities and have great and in-depth knowledge about the field. Their high-standards, up-to-date knowledge about the field ensure an almost risk-free operation for the patients. In fact, they provide these services for tourists as well, since there are a lot of people who believe in doing obesity surgery in Iran because of the great doctors and affordable prices.
Quick services combined with the mentioned advantages and also the advanced technologies to assist in the performance of the surgeries, create a good package for the ones who are considering weight loss procedures. Plus, many agencies offer patients packages with a significant reduction in the total amount of what they should pay to get the job done.
Effects and side effects of weight loss surgery in Iran
There have been many studies suggesting that almost all of the individuals who went under these kinds of surgeries, lost up to 80% of their extra weight. That is good news for the ones doubting if the surgery is actually a good and effective solution. However, everything comes at a price. You cannot expect the surgery to leave you without a scratch. Sometimes you might face some side effects that need patience and in some cases, the help of a doctor to overcome. Most of the time, by listening carefully to the doctors and their suggestions, you can take good care of yourself before, during and after the surgery and decrease the risk of seeing side effects from your procedure.
Weight loss surgery cost in Iran
Now, let’s get to one of the most important factors that lead to deciding if having a weight loss surgery in Iran is a good idea or not. As I have mentioned earlier, skilled surgeons, advanced technologies and affordable prices, are the three main reason persuading people to visit Iran for their medical goals. Being among the top countries that offer low-cost surgeries, Iran became the paradise and the favorite destination among other places in the field of Medical Tourism. Depending on the weight loss surgery type you choose, the price you should pay differs. Usually, the total cost would be no more than 5K dollars. But there are some agencies that create special offers and make the total cost much more affordable than what it already is. These agencies sometimes offer you a room in a hotel and the planning for the whole surgery procedure as well. So all you need to do is to buy the package and they will handle the rest of the stuff for you.
Now you know the reason why so many people choose Iran as their destination when it comes to surgeries. There’s no doubt that weight loss surgery in Iran is the best option among many other choices in front of you if you want to make sure everything goes right with the lowest price possible. And here’s a little tip for you: Don’t forget to check for special packages of different agencies before booking with the first result that comes up on the internet!