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Revision Bariatric Surgery Corrects Unsatisfactory Results

Published on November 10, 2017

We see a lot of new cosmetic procedures being introduced every day. Imperfections big and small can now be corrected easily. But what if a cosmetic procedure goes wrong? Not all cosmetic procedure mistakes can be easily corrected. But for weight-loss-surgery issues, revision bariatric surgery is available to correct unsatisfactory results.

Reasons Why People Choose Revision Bariatric Surgery

Every type of surgery has qualification criteria and post-surgical instructions. Only when these are met will the results be as expected. When they are not, complications can occur during and after the procedure, making revision bariatric surgery necessary.

With bariatric surgeries, maintaining a stable weight before and after surgery is recommended. You will also be advised to maintain a healthy lifestyle afterwards. If these recommendations are not followed, it might affect the results of the surgery.

People with irregular or exceptionally low metabolism can be bad candidates for weight-correction surgeries. If they get bariatric surgery regardless, their results may be disappointing.

Sometimes, specific bariatric procedures fail, and these can be corrected accordingly. Complications can also occur during the surgery. If a gastric band was placed, unexpected movement of the band can be a problem, so a correction procedure to reposition the band would be recommended.

If the patient’s weight falls out of the healthy BMI range, a single bariatric procedure might not prove fruitful, so the results obtained might not be evident. In these cases, revision bariatric procedure may be requested.

The Consultation

If you are looking for a revision bariatric procedure, the first step is the consultation. During your consultation, you will speak with your surgeon regarding several points. You will first need to tell your surgeon about the exact nature of the issues that have necessitated the revision surgery.

Your surgeon will want to know about when and how the initial weight-correction surgery was performed; there might be a specific gap suggested between the actual procedure and the revision surgery. The position of the incision made during the bariatric procedure will also be an important factor.

The Revision Bariatric Surgery Procedure

The techniques used in revision bariatric surgery will depend on the details of the original surgical procedure. Typically, the same procedure will be performed again but with the aim of obtaining the actual corrections expected. It will usually take longer to perform a revision bariatric procedure than the original procedure took.

Though it will be the same type of surgery, the position and the size of the incision may vary. There may also be scar tissue from the previous surgery; these areas will have to be avoided in order to not affect the previous incision area.

The surgery may be performed in stages instead of completing the correction in one single session. The revision process takes time, but the results obtained can be remarkable. Revision surgeries are also known to have a very high success rate.

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