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Understanding Obesity, Bariatric Surgery & Gastric Bypass

What is Obesity?
WHO defines Obesity as an abnormal or excessive fat accumulation that presents a risk to health. It is a disease and not just side effect of overeating which can be taken casually. 
A very simple technique of measuring Obesity is BMI, which is calculated as follows:

i.e. A person’s weight (in kilograms) divided by the square of his or her height (in meters).
A very simple and straight forward measurement that draws the results as follows:
·BMI> 25- Overweight ·BMI> 30- Obese ·BMI> 40- Morbidly Obese
A person with a BMI of 30 or more is generally considered obese. A person with a BMI equal to or more than 25 is considered overweight. But if the BMI is above 40, it is considered as chronic obesity.
Few Key Facts about Obesity*
·Worldwide obesity has nearly tripled since 1975.·In 2016, more than 1.9 billion adults, 18 years and older, were overweight. Of these over 650 million were obese.·39% of adults aged 18 years and over were overweight in 2016, and 13% were obese…

10 Plastic Surgery Myths Busted

Plastic Surgery MythsIf you have chosen to undergo Plastic surgery, it in no way proves that you are obsessed with your looks. If people around you make you feel like that, it is best to ignore them.

It can also mean that there is part of your body that concerns you, makes you feel less confident, which is your reason to rectify or improve. 
Like any surgery, there are several myths and misconceptions associated with plastic surgery too. So here are some of the most common myths associated with plastic surgery that we have debunked.



1. Plastic surgery is for self-obsessed people: When women apply make-up, they don’t do it because they are obsessed with themselves, they do it to put their best foot forward and feel more confident.  
Most people get cosmetic surgery done for the same reason. Rather than being obsessed with their facial looks or body structure, most of the people opting for plastic surgery may be unhappy with a specific feature of their appearance. 
Plastic surgery is also us…

Gastric Bypass with “Seam Guard” for Better Results

Gastric Bypass Surgery
Gastric Bypass is one of the most commonly performed weight loss surgery procedures. The procedure is highly effective in providing long-term, consistent weight loss.  But since the procedure is major surgery and has its share of risks and complications involved as with all major surgeries, researchers and doctors have been constantly looking for techniques to improve the outcome of the surgery.  Bioabsorbable seam guards are the latest technology that can highly improve the outcome of the procedure. Research has shown that the seam guard helps in significant reduction in postoperative gastrojejunal stricture formation and also prevents anastomotic bleeding and leak to a large extent.

Gastric Bypass 
In a Gastric Bypass or Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, the stomach is made smaller by creating a small pouch at the top of the stomach using surgical staples or a plastic band. The smaller stomach is connected directly to the middle portion of the small intestine (jejunum), ca…

Liposuction in India- Is it still popular among Medical Tourists?

Liposuction in India
Well, one of the most popular procedures among Westerners, Liposuction sculpts the body by removing stubborn fat deposits from a particular area.  
With the availability of modern technology, Liposuction can be done on almost any part of the body- face, chin, neck, breasts, bra strap rolls, back, abdomen (popularly known as stomach liposuction), love handles, thighs, buttocks, hips, calves etc.


Relatively much less invasive, liposuction offers quick recovery and a swift return to your work. You need to wear a compression garment for about six to eight weeks after the procedure to help the skin shrink, but you are all set to flaunt your new curves and improved body after that.
Now, comes the question, do medical tourists still choose to travel to get their Liposuction in India?
Well, the answer is a BIG YES!
Liposuction in India is still a very popular procedure among medical tourists and one of the most important reasons for this is Liposuction cost in India. The cos…