Severely overweight Brits are transforming their lives for the better by turning to bariatric surgery to lose weight and live a healthier lifestyle.
Figures from leading cosmetic surgery provider The Hospital Group have seen a huge surge in the number of people striving to achieve a slimmer shape with the help of bariatric surgery.
Interest in gastric balloons has increased by 42 per cent since 2009, with a 50 percent increase in the amount of women interested in having the procedure to gain a svelte figure.
Gastric bands are also proving popular and are up 31 per cent after celebrities such as Tina Malone opted for the procedure to help them live a more fulfilled life and gain the figure they had always wanted.
For those looking to live a healthier lifestyle and gain a slimmer figure, The Hospital Group provide a range of weight loss procedures that are performed in state-of-the-art facilities by expert surgeons.
The Hospital Group is one of the UK’s biggest providers of bariatric surgery including gastric sleeves and gastric bypasses, all of which can help patients to achieve the body they have always dreamed of.
Actress Tina Malone, who had her gastric band fitted at The Hospital Group said: “I’ve struggled with my weight for 25 years. I’ve been dieting ever since my daughter was three years old and I was in my early 20s.
“I had to put my hand up and say: ‘I need help’, and the only thing that’s worked for me is having the gastric band fitted. It’s the best thing I’ve ever done in my life.”
David Ross, Chief executive of The Hospital Group, which has 19 clinics across the UK said: “We have seen a large increase in the amount of people who want to improve their appearance and lose weight just like Tina has done.
“Many people find it really hard to lose weight and often find themselves in a cycle of overeating or are on a constant diet that doesn’t actually work.
“Although weight loss surgery is not an easy option, and the patient needs to work with the procedure, it can help people live a much healthier lifestyle as well as giving them back the confidence they lacked when they were overweight.
“Those who come to The Hospital Group, can be assured of a dedicated, professional service, with astounding success rates and a limited waiting time. This latest news is just another reason to seek an effective weight loss solution with The Hospital Group.”
Obesity surgery news : 30 November 2010