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Pattie Vincent

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Sleeve gastrectomy is becoming a more popular weight loss surgery. People who undergo it lose about 40% of their extra weight. What are the short-term and long-term complications from having weight loss surgery?
 

lonerolling

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Risks associated with the surgical procedure can include:
  • Excessive bleeding
  • Infection
  • Adverse reactions to anesthesia
  • Blood clots
  • Lung or breathing problems
  • Leaks in your gastrointestinal system
  • Death (rare)
 

BigElectricKat

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There are risks with any surgical procedure. A person can die (if certain conditions arise) from getting stitches for a cut on their finger! Getting any surgery is risky but there should always be a balancing test between the risks and the rewards of getting said surgery. You will hear many people to tell you "Just be happy with your body" or "Self-acceptance is a way to your happiness" or some other pithy saying. But the bottom line is whether or not you are now and/or shall remain happy. You should do what YOU need to in order to be happy/healthy. What other people think is irrelevant. They aren't paying your bills, cleaning your house, or washing you back for you (and even if they did, it's still your decision).

Best wishes to you!:)
 
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