Bariatric Surgery is a life-saving surgery, not a cosmetic surgery — BIMC Hospital Bali

Bariatric Surgery is a life-saving surgery, not a cosmetic surgery

Posted on : October 18, 2022

Bariatric Surgery Is A Life Saving Surgery, Not A Cosmetic Surgery

Bariatric Surgery is a life-saving surgery, not a cosmetic surgery — Bariatric surgery is an invasive procedure that promotes weight loss by changing the digestive system’s anatomy, limiting the amount of food that can be eaten and digested. While it might help in weight loss (which can be considered as a method to make a person have ideal look), bariatric surgery is primarily done for people who have gone through every weight loss technique available with no good result.

Severe obesity is associated with impaired functioning of almost all organ systems and a shortened lifespan. Conversely, bariatric surgery leads to improvement in the functioning of a range of human organs and increases overall survival. The bottom line is, bariatric surgery adds years to life and life to the years, a life-saving surgery.

While cosmetic surgery cannot be compared with bariatric surgery as it is only done to enhance looks meant to aesthetically improve the appearance within the superficial level. 

The person who loses weight due to a bariatric surgery and looks good due to the weight loss, is merely experiencing a ‘side-effect’ of the surgery. The main goal of bariatric surgery is not making a person look better, but to help them losing weight and live a healthy life.

If you are suffering overweight condition, it is essential that you combat the cause of your obesity before considering cosmetic surgery. By dropping some weight and embracing a healthier lifestyle, you will feel more confident and attractive. After reaching the ideal weight, you may decide to undergo aesthetic procedure, perhaps tighten up areas of excess skin or stubborn areas of fat that still won’t quite go.

Bariatric surgery is available in BIMC Hospital Nusa Dua, performed by board-certified surgeon and bariatric team. If you are ready to change your life, schedule your appointment for initial assessment via email at

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