Typical candidates for weight loss surgery fall within the BMI range of 35-40. But since there are many different types of weight loss procedures, so choosing one that is best for you can often be difficult and potentially research-intensive.
Regardless of the surgery you decide on, you can expect to significantly lower your risk for cardiovascular complications and other weight-related health issues. But since everyone has different weight loss goals and medical backgrounds, it’s important to decide on what surgery works best for you.
The downsides of the bypass procedure are that the surgery is permanent and results in significantly reduced nutrient absorption. And gastric sleeves, while lower in risk, work a lot slower than the bypass procedure.
Of course, gastric balloons can cause many unpleasant side effects in the short-term. And gastric bandings run the risk of becoming damage, which can be extremely painful and will require emergency surgery.