Bariatric is a Greek derived word where “bar” means “weight and “iatr” means treatment. Therefore bariatric surgery is the treatment of obesity. Obesity has been receiving a lot of focus these days from the medical fraternity. This is because it is said to be the single most reason to cause 40 other diseases.
Human body does respond to proper diet and work out. However morbidly obese persons who have a BMI of more than 40 and severely obese person with a BMI of more than 35 develop complexities. The complexities are Type-2 diabetes, high blood pressure (hypertension) and other co-morbid conditions. Hence they have diet constraints and also they may not be in a position to do recommended work outs for weight loss in the initial stages because of their condition. So they are highly recommended to go in for a Bariatric surgery to bring their weight under control. The baratric surgery henceforth is said to bring some respite to the co-morbid conditions like Type-2 diabetes, they have developed.
It has to be borne in mind that Bariatric Surgery is not a cosmetic surgery like liposuction. In liposuction the shape of the body is changed and one gets a temporary shape. Liposuction does not result in reducing the weight of the patient. They also do not help in the curing of co-morbid conditions because only the fat deposits are sucked out of the targeted region.
Bariatric Surgery on the other hand acts on the co-morbid conditions like Type-2 diabetes, cures certain diseases associated with obesity, brings back lost health, reduces psychological stress and depression in the patients and definitely brings back the smile on their face and wellness.
In a nutshell, after liposuction a patient looks healthy while after a bariatric surgery, the patient begins to feel healthy.