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Most Common Weight Reduction Surgeries in Dubai

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Losing weight is indeed a cumbersome task that requires a lot of determination and effort. Because of these reasons, most people opt for easier options to conveniently shed those extra pounds.

Emirati people like the rest of the world, have also started focusing on cosmetic weight loss and body shaping procedures like VelaShape III, gastric banding and tummy tuck in Dubai that help them get slim in no time.

Today we’re going to throw light on some of the most common weight reduction procedures that are popular in the UAE.

Different Weight Loss Surgeries

There are many weight reduction surgeries that people can undergo in order to get rid of their excess weight. Let’s take a look at some of them:

Restrictive Surgeries

The restrictive surgeries focus on restricting your food intake that will eventually lead to weight loss. They focus on reducing the size of your stomach and after this surgery the amount of food your stomach can hold reduces significantly.

The bariatric surgeries are further divided in many subtypes. However, we’re going to discuss some of the most popular ones and they’re:

Gastric Bypass

Gastric bypass is probably the most common, successful and popular weight loss surgery. During this procedure, the surgeons create a small pouch in the stomach to restrict your food intake. They attach a Y shaped section of the small intestine to it to bypass the rest of the stomach. By doing so, they’re greatly able to reduce the number of calories and nutrients your body can absorb.

Sleeve Gastrectomy

Sleeve gastrectomy is a procedure which involves decreasing the size of your stomach. After this surgery, ¾ part of the stomach gets removed. The new shape takes the shape of a narrow tube thus giving the procedure its name. This way, only the amount of food eaten is reduced. After this procedure, the patients experience an increased sense of satiety and feel less hungry.  

Gastric Banding

Gastric banding is another popular procedure for restricting your food intake. During this procedure, surgeons use a band to tie your stomach that will restrict your food intake. Generally, an adjustable inflatable silicone prosthetic device is placed in the upper part of the stomach during gastric banding. The band is placed through laparoscopy.

Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass

This is also a type of gastric bypass surgery but it is a revisionary procedure. It is usually chosen in patients who weren’t able to meet their weight loss goals after the first procedures. This procedure is usually conducted via laparoscopy and takes two weeks downtime. The weight loss rate after this procedure is excellent and the patients are able to reach their desired weight.  

Body Shaping Procedures

Other than weight reduction surgeries, many people also opt for plastic procedures that help them in attaining their dream body shape. However, sometimes, even after immense weight loss body shaping procedures are performed to get rid of the excess skin.

Tummy Tuck

Tummy tuck is a body shaping procedure that helps people in achieving their desired body shape. Through this procedure, you can achieve a flat abdomen in no time as it removes all the excess fat, skin and tissues from your abdomen area. After this surgery, your weak abdominal muscles restore their original shape and you get a smoother, firmer and tighter abdomen. However, if you’re a woman and are planning a pregnancy, you should avoid getting it until you’ve given birth. Pregnancy can lead the abdominal tissues to restore their previous shape.   


Liposuction is another widely popular cosmetic procedure. You can easily get this procedure done by any renowned plastic surgeons in your area. The surgeons use a suction technique to suck out excessive fats from your body. This technique is particularly popular for removing fat from the abdomen, buttocks, hips, thighs, arms or neck. Similarly, this technique is also quite suitable for contouring your body.

Liposuction isn’t exactly a whole-body weight loss technique. Rather it’s a technique using which you can easily remove targeted fat pockets from your body that are too stubborn to go away.

All in all, each of their procedures have their own set of pros and cons. Also, not everyone is a suitable candidate to get these procedures. So, it is important to do research on your part before going for any of these surgeries/procedures.

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