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Bariatric Surgery with Allure Weightloss

Lose up to 70% of excess body weight with a gastric bypass or sleeve with Allure Weightloss. Bariatric surgery is a permanent weight loss procedure, as opposed to gastric balloons which are temporary. With Allure, all procedures are accompanied by a unique aftercare service that puts you at the heart of what we do.

What is a Gastric Bypass?

A gastric bypass is a permanent procedure which looks to alter your digestive tract. Also known as the Roux-en-Y Bypass, this alteration will drastically reduce the space inside your stomach, leaving you feeling fuller for longer. On the back of this procedure, you will need to make the appropriate lifestyle changes as laid down for you by our team of medical weight loss professionals and your GMC registered Consultant. With Allure, the Bypass surgery will last around 1 – 2 hours and you should expect to stay overnight at one of our clinics. You should plan to take 7 – 10 days off work, and plan for a full recovery from 6 – 8 weeks. You must have a BMI of no less than 35 to even be considered for a gastric bypass.

roux-en-y gastric bypass, bariatric surgery diagram

What is a Gastric Sleeve?

The sleeve gastrectomy differs from the bypass as there is less of an alteration to your stomach and more of a removal. This technique is simpler, and results in a smaller stomach as 80% of it is removed. Patients are typically in surgery for 1 – 2 hours, and a full recovery can be expected around 6 weeks. Patients should also expect to take at least 1 week off work. As with all bariatric surgeries, gastric sleeves look to reduce to comorbidities associated with obesity, such as diabetes, cancer, and obstructive sleep apnea.

Diagram of a Sleeve Gastrectomy

Unrivalled Aftercare

Patients will be glad to know that they will not be left to their devices post-op and will work with a Bariatric Nurse and HCPC registered Dietitian to ensure everything goes to plan. Everything from your recovery to diet will be monitored and advised in these meetings, ensuring you have the knowledge and support that you need going forward.

Need More Information About Bariatric Surgery?

Enquire today and book private bariatric surgery through Allure Weightloss for a dedicated aftercare programme. Simply call 0345 512 0094 for more information today, or email info@allureweightloss.com now.

Allure Weightloss is a CQC registered provider of gastric balloons and bariatric surgery in the UK.

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