After my close encounters with rhinoplasty, liposuction and breast augmentation surgeries, now I am face to face with a totally unique kind of surgery (no need for all the usual surgical instruments) to reduce obesity.
I read somewhere that 50% of the Americans are concerned with over weight. (really?)
Over weight people all over the world might have tried just about everything in the medical history to address their worry.
Everyone knows the miracle pills that promise to make you shed excess weight in weeks, the wonder exercise machines that keep popping up in the market, the attractive of flyers of plastic surgeons and so on.
Now the inventors of surgical procedures have come up with an option called Lap Band system.
"The LAP-BAND® System is an adjustable gastric band designed to help you lose excess body weight, improve weight-related health conditions and enhance quality of life.
It reduces the stomach capacity and restricts the amount of food that can be consumed at one time. The LAP-BAND® System procedure does not require stomach cutting and stapling or gastrointestinal re-routing to bypass normal digestion.
The LAP-BAND® System is the only adjustable and reversible weight-loss surgery available in the United States and the only weight-loss surgery approved for use by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)."
While doing a research on this surgery, I also came to know about a controversy on this issue concerning Travis County Commissioners.
Thats enough of blood and tissues for me.
I hope to find something interesting about Halloween tomorrow.