Weight loss surgery - Bariatric surgery vs. Liposuction
- Liposuction is a very popular cosmetic procedure intended to remove existing fat on certain area(s) of the body. This is basically a body contouring procedure, not a weight loss operation. It’s also important to make clear that this procedure is not a cure for sagging skin or cellulitis.
- Bariatric surgery (gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, lap-band, etc) is a stomach operation that restricts food intake and/or reduces caloric absorption. Bariatric procedures are focused on improving the quality of life and health of the patient, providing a sustained and long-term weight loss for the treatment of obesity.