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Bikini gastric sleeve

Obesity surgeries

Many people suffer from obesity, and many try in many ways to lose weight through diet and exercise, but many of them fail, so they resort to bariatric surgeries to get an ideal weight and a better life. Obesity operations have more than one type, such as sleeve gastrectomy, bypass, balloon and gastric band. These operations are developing day after day, and there are several types of gastric sleeve operations, such as micro-gastrectomy, single-hole sleeve gastrectomy, and bikini sleeve gastrectomy, and we will talk about the latter type in detail in this article. 

Bikini sleeve: 

It is a sleeve gastrectomy at the bikini line, and it is distinguished that the effects of the surgery are not visible to the eye.Candidates for bikini sleeve surgery: 

1- The body mass index should be more than 40.

2- Undergoing the bikini sleeve gastrectomy between the ages of 18-65 years.

3- Those who suffer from complications of obesity such as high blood pressure, sugar and cholesterol.

4- Those who tried to lose weight through diet and exercise and did not achieve the desired result.

5- Some cases may be prohibited from the bikini sleeve, depending on the health condition and weight.

Steps of the bikini sleeve:

1- A small incision is made at the navel area, through which the camera is inserted and the stomach is removed.

2- Make two holes to insert the endoscope tools, and each hole does not exceed more than 1 cm.

3- The operation takes place at the bikini line in places that are not visible at all, and therefore it does not affect the aesthetic shape of the abdomen.

4- The duration of the operation is about an hour.

5- Staying in the hospital for one day, and the recovery period and wound healing is very short.

Tips after the bikini sleeve:

1- Chewing food slowly and well.

2- Not eating in cases of distress and anxiety.

3- Eat well-mashed foods.

4- It is forbidden to eat sugars, fast food, and hydrogenated fats.

5- It is forbidden to eat foods with high calories.

6- Take the nutritional supplements recommended by the doctor.

7- Exercising.

8- Keep drinking water regularly.

Expectations after the bikini sleeve surgery:

1- Preserving the normal functioning of the digestive system.

2- The operation contributes significantly to the treatment of complications of obesity such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, sleep apnea, arthritis, and also significantly improves the psychological state.

3- It helps to reduce the feeling of hunger and the speed of feeling full after eating small amounts of food.

4- Loss of 60% of excess weight within one year.

5- Changing the patient’s lifestyle in terms of following a new diet and adhering to sports to maintain the results of the operation.

The traditional sleeve gastrectomy and the bikini sleeve gastrectomy:

Traditional sleeve gastrectomy

1- It is done laparoscopically through 5 small holes, the length of which does not exceed 1 cm.

2- The first incision in the navel to insert the camera, and the other incisions are made in the abdomen area and left some small scars in the abdomen.

3- It affects the aesthetic appearance of the abdomen and causes some discomfort and embarrassment, especially for women.

4- It is done by cutting a large longitudinal part of the stomach until it becomes like a tube or a sleeve, thus the person feels full and satisfied.

Bikini sleeve gastrectomy

1- As we mentioned the steps of the operation before, and it is distinguished that it does not affect the aesthetic shape of the abdomen and does not leave traces of wounds like the traditional sleeve gastrectomy.

2- The bikini sleeve procedure helps to reduce the rate of secretion of the hormone ghrelin, which is secreted through the cells of the dome of the stomach, and it is the hormone responsible for stimulating the feeling of hunger.

3- The tools that are used are long, and it can only be performed with a surgeon with great experience.

Information about micro-gagging and single-hole quantification:

Accurate quantization

1- The openings are made through the five openings of the endoscope in its normal place

2- It is made with very precise machines, its thickness is only 2 mm.

3- Do not close with sutures and leave no trace of the wound.

Single hole quantization

1- The doctor brings a tool from some companies that looks like a funnel with small holes.

2- A hole is made in the navel so that the speculum and the tools for the speculum can be inserted into these small openings.

3- This operation is not the best choice for the surgeon because he works in a narrow space.

Complications of obesity surgeries in general:

– Any surgery in general is not without complications for many reasons, such as failure to adhere to the doctor’s instructions before and after the operation, or problems that may occur from anesthesia and sometimes the doctor’s lack of experience.

– However, on the other hand, the complications of bariatric surgeries have become few, due to scientific and medical progress and the use of the latest technologies to get rid of obesity, especially after the start of using the surgical endoscope to help reduce the bleeding rate and the short recovery period.

– There are some complications that may occur after bariatric surgery, such as:

1- Infection.

2- Severe bleeding.

3- Intestinal leakage or obstruction.

4- Surgical hernia of the abdominal wall.

5- Injury to some organs such as the liver and spleen.

And if any of these complications occur, you should consult a doctor as soon as possible.

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