Even though belly shrinking procedures may seem like a great idea and a great way to lose a lot of weight really quickly, the truth is that not all of them are created equal. Some of them, in fact, simply are not worth your money and can be more harmful than helpful.
Knowing which belly shrinking procedures to avoid can help you make the right decision so that you spend your money wisely and so you don’t risk putting your health at risk. Keep reading to learn about a few of the procedures that simply are not worth your money.
The Stomach Restrictive Surgery
Your stomach is an organ that has the ability to actually stretch in order to accommodate more food. As digestion takes place, the stomach can then shrink back to what its normal size would be. But if you are the type of person who eats a lot more than your stomach can hold, and you do so consistently, the signals that would normally alert you to feeling full could be adversely affected. The folds in your stomach continue to stretch to the point that they no longer return back to normal. The stomach ends up being able to accommodate even more food, and you will have more difficulty feeling full.
With a stomach restrictive procedure, you can get the stomach to return back to its normal size and reduce the amount of food you need to eat in order to feel full again. However, rather than opting for this procedure and spending your money on it, you could take a non-invasive and less expensive approach by doing a pouch reset instead.
A specific type of restrictive surgery is gastric banding, in which an inflatable band is used to squeeze your stomach into two sections to reduce the amount of food that you can eat before you start to feel full.
The problem with gastric banding is that it can often result in less dramatic weight loss than what you’d get from better procedures. There could be complications as a result of the band that is used, and you may even need subsequent surgeries, costing you more money. And after a few years, you’re likely to regain the weight anyway.
There are many belly shrinking procedures available today, but it’s a good idea to talk to your doctor about the safest procedures. And only turn to these procedures when you have no other effective weight loss options available.