Gastric plication is one of the weight loss solutions to help patients who have obesity lose their excess weight by reducing their eating amount. Clinic Center is registered in the UK and has an office in London where you can have a face-to-face consultation or if you aren’t able to come to London, have a video consultation before coming to Istanbul. For more information please fill our form.
What is a Gastric Plication – Stomach Folding?
In gastric plication weight-loss procedure, the surgeon reduces the size of the stomach by folding the stomach’s lining inside itself. Size and capacity of the stomach is reduced by approximately 50-70%, this helps patients to feel full faster with smaller amounts of food. The main reason the procedure is preferred is the fact that no resection is performed in the operation nor are there any foreign objects placed in the stomach. Since the stomach is not cut during this operation, there is no damage to the stomach.
Gastric plication in Turkey can be described as a version of the more popular gastric sleeve or gastrectomy surgery where a sleeve is created by suturing rather than removing a piece of stomach. The procedure is still fairly new, however, the research is still ongoing.
How is a Gastric Plication Surgery Done?
Gastric plication surgery in Turkey is performed in a fully-equipped hospital with general anaesthesia. Depending on medical condition most patient stay in the hospital for 1 to 2 days after surgery with the assistance of Clinic Center.
Surgery usually takes a 1-2 hours. After surgery, patient will be wake in a recovery room, where medical staff monitors you for any complications.
Patient will stay at the hospital for 1-2 days. Patient may feel nauseated during the first few days. Patients vital signs which include their pulse, blood pressure and respiration will be monitored, and patient will be checked to make sure that they’re not experiencing any post-surgery complications. Before being discharged, medical staff will provide the patient with detailed instructions on how to avoid complications.
Who is a Candidate for Gastric Plication?
Gastric plication procedure can perform if patient have:
BMI is 40 or higher (extreme-severe obesity).
BMI is 35 to 39.9, and having serious weight-related health problem that can improve with weight loss. Some of these problems are sleep apnoea, type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure or heart disease.
A How to Calculate Your BMI Index
Metric system: Formula: weight (kg) / [height (m)]2: Weight in kilograms divided by height in meters squared. If height has been measured in centimetres, divide by 100 to convert this to meters.
Imperial: Formula: 703 x weight (lbs) / [height (in)]2: When using English measurements, pounds should be divided by inches squared. This should then be multiplied by 703 to convert from lbs/inches2 to kg/m2.
How to Get Ready for a Gastric Plication?
The Clinic Center surgeon may ask the patient to have a complete physical exam, blood tests, ultrasound of gallbladder and visits with other health care providers before the patient has this surgery to make sure the patient is healthy enough to have the surgery. Patients have to visit their doctor if they have some medical problems like diabetes, high blood pressure, and heart or lung problems to make sure they are under control for having surgery. Also, if the patient is a smoker, they should stop several weeks before the surgery. After the surgery, they shouldn’t start smoking. Because, smoking slows down the recovery process and increases the risks for problems.
Patients should inform the medical staff about the possibility of being pregnant and the medicines, vitamins, herbs, and other supplements they are taking.
A week before surgery: Your Clinic Center surgeon may want the patient to stop taking some medicines that prevent blood clottings (blood thinner) such as aspirin, ibuprofen and others. (surgeon will inform about all forbidden medicines)
A day before the surgery: Patient has to follow instructions about when to stop eating and drinking before surgery time, and take pre-operation drugs if the surgeon has requested it.
Right before the procedure: Before going to the operating room, the patient will change into a surgical gown, surgeon and nurses may ask several questions. In the operating room, the patient is given a general anaesthetic that keeps you asleep and comfortable during the procedure before surgery begins.
What are the Risks of Gastric Plication?
Gastric plication is a major surgery that’s why it has many risks. Some of these risks are very serious. Patients may discuss them with our Clinic Center partner surgeon for further information.
Risks for anaesthesia and surgical procedure, in general, are listed below;
- Allergic reactions to anaesthesia or post-operation medicines
- Excessive bleeding, blood clots, infection
- Breathing or lung problems
- Heart problems
Risks for gastric plication procedure are listed below;
- Stomach perforation, injury to the stomach, intestines, or other organs during surgery
- Leaking from sutured areas
- Separation of stitched areas
- Scarring inside your belly that could lead to a blockage in your bowel in the future
Gastric Plication Results in Turkey
The most important thing that any weight-loss surgery candidate should know is that weight loss is individual. The amount and speed of weight loss varies from person to person.
Gastric plication in Turkey is still a new and experimental weight loss surgery procedure therefore there isn’t too much long-term information. But studies show that it may be possible to lose 40-60% of excess weight within the first year after the procedure. Always keep in mind that you must also be willing to make permanent changes to lead a healthier lifestyle, lose weight and avoid complications from the procedure. Patients have to follow the exercise and eating guidelines that their Clinic Center doctor and dietitian have given them.
Gastric plication in Turkey can make it much easier for you to move around and perform routine daily activities, which could help improve your quality of life with the help of the Clinic Center.
What to Expect After a Gastric Plication Surgery?
Gastric plication procedure in Turkey is reversible without any significant complications for some time (current estimates say approximately 1 year). The restrictive effect of the bariatric procedure is achieved without removing any parts of the stomach, massively restructuring it or adding any foreign objects to it.
You may experience changes as your body reacts to the rapid weight loss in the first three to six months after your procedure like; body aches, feeling tired like you have the cold, feeling cold, dry skin, hair thinning and hair loss, and mood changes. These will disappear when your body starts to tolerate the speed of your weight loss. You can always contact your Clinic Center medical consultant at any time to learn more.
Advantages of Gastric Plication in Turkey Assisted by Clinic Center
With Clinic Center’s all-inclusive packages, you will not have just your gastric plication treatment but everything you could possibly need during your gastric plication abroad. Clinic Center provides you with top gastric plication surgeons for you to have the best gastric plication abroad.
In addition to that, weight loss procedures may improve some of these conditions that are often related to being overweight such as; gastroesophageal reflux disease, heart disease, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, obstructive sleep apnoea, type 2 diabetes, stroke, infertility, asthma.
Gastric Plication Cost in Turkey
You may need a treatment that isn’t covered by your insurance and without it, it is pricey. You may have also tried to go to a state hospital but were told that you will have to wait for a long time. However, you feel like you may not be able to wait that long. So, you look abroad for the gastric plication procedure. A lot of patients naturally would like to have a procedure that Is reasonably priced. Naturally, they usually seek a budget-friendly place to get treatment, especially if they need to have it, but can’t afford it where they live. So, when they find out they can have this procedure in Turkey, they wonder how much a gastric plication procedure costs. This can change from hospital to hospital. However, we can give the guarantee of a reasonable intragastric balloon procedure price. For more information please fill out the online form:
Gastric Plication All-Inclusive Package
- Free physical consultation in London, online & video consultations all over the world
- Adjustable gastric band surgery carried out by the best plastic surgeons
- Best price guarantee
- 4 nights of accommodation at a 4-star hotel
- 1-night hospital stay if surgeon required1-night hospital stay if surgeon required
- Transfers between the airport, hotel, and hospital
- International patient host
- Special discount for group bookings
- Preoperative tests
- Consultation and Checkup
- Medical garment
Gastric Plication Recovery and Aftercare
After the surgery, the patient will be given a special diet plan given by our Clinic Center partner doctor that will have some restrictions or limits on how much and what the patient can eat and drink. After the surgery, the diet begins with liquids for the first seven days, then to thicker liquids like soups and juices eventually leading to semi-soft foods for next two weeks. After 4 weeks the patient may start their new diet. Which consists of smaller meals, meals should be small to avoid stretching the remaining stomach. In general, the maximum volume is four spoonfuls of food per meal. Most surgeons recommend that the patient opt for nutritionally dense foods and avoid carbohydrates and fat.
Gastric plication doesn’t affect absorption of nutrients or bypass the patient’s intestines but patients may still need to take vitamins or minerals after surgery because they won’t be eating as much as before and this can cause in a decrease of important nutrients.
All Inclusive Package
With this all-inclusive package, you have a trouble-free journey from your home to Turkey after having a successful butt lift. For your maximum comfort, Clinic Center will arrange everything you may need. Here are the details:
Internationally Certified Doctors
Clinic Center partner plastic surgeons are decided on after a close screening and hold reputable EBOPRAS, ISAPS and ASAPS memberships. With our partner medical team, you can be certain that you are in good hands and will achieve the best results.
A day after your surgery you will have your check-up and aftercare instructions for a successful healing process. We also provide regular follow-ups to make sure you have the best breast reduction results.
Special Group Discount
The more the merrier! You and your friend will benefit from a special discount in the case of bringing them along with you for breast reduction surgery.
Medical garments, support bra etc.
Clinic Center will provide you with the necessary equipment to be used after breast reduction surgery.
Accommodation at a 4-star Hotel
Having surgery whether it is small or big requires efficient resting for full recovery. For this reason, Clinic Center will make sure you have one of the most comfortable stay till your departure by providing accommodation at a 4-star hotel in Turkey.
Airport, hotel, and hospital transfers
For a more convenient journey, from the moment you arrive to Turkey your transfer will pick you up at the airport and bring you to your hotel, and to your hospital.
Fast Facts About Gastric Plication
|Procedure:||Limits patient’s eating-drinking volume|
|Duration:||1 to 2 hours|
|Stay:||1-2 nights hospital, 6 nights hotel|
|Recovery:||1-2 day to discharge, 1-2 weeks to back to work (depending on each patient’s medical condition)|
|What to bring:||Comfortable clothes that are easy to slip on or off as needed, (sweatshirts, button-down or zipped shirt, flip-flops, slippers or socks with tread etc.)|
|Side Effect:||injury to the stomach, intestines, or other organs during surgery, leaking from the line where parts of the stomach have been stitched, low blood sugar (hypoglycaemia), nausea, scarring inside your belly, vomiting, allergic reactions to anaesthesia or post-operation medicines, excessive bleeding, blood clots, infection, breathing or lung problems, heart problems|
|Exercise:||After 4 to 6 weeks|
|Pain:||Mid-level (depends on the patient)|
|Results:||Discharge 1-2 days, patient should be able to move around without too much problem.|
|Combination of Surgeries:||Excess skin removal surgery (panniculectomy), is very common surgery people undergo after extreme weight loss.|
Gastric Plication FAQ
How long does gastric plication take?
Gastric plication in Turkey usually takes around 1 to 2 hours.
Will I feel any pain?
The procedure is usually performed under general anaesthesia and there is no possibility of having pain during the procedure. Most patients have some pain after surgery and they just need to take oral pain medications for a few days after surgery. The majority of patients felt that pain was not a major issue during their recovery.
Will I need special care when I arrive home?
You should be able to function completely on your own after your discharge. A small number of patients with physical disabilities before surgery sometimes require extra assistance.
When can I go back to work after surgery?
After surgery, most patients return to work after 1 to 2 weeks. Some may be able to work from home as early as one week after surgery. Because of the significantly reduced calorie intake, many patients have low energy for 1-2 weeks after surgery. However, most patients gain their energy back once they start to have soft food.
When can I start exercising again after surgery?
You can slowly start exercising after 4-6 weeks but you should listen to your body and your surgeon. If you lift weights or do sports, do it lightly for the first month; avoid competition, think participation. Build slowly over several weeks. If you swim, your wounds should be healed before you get back in the water.
How long should I wait to get pregnant after surgery?
It is strongly recommended that women wait at least year after surgery before getting pregnant. Approximately one year postoperatively (depending on how much weight you needed to lose), your body will be fairly stable and you should be able to carry a healthy baby to term.
How do I know if I am successful with my weight loss?
Success is not getting to your aimed weight; it is getting to a “healthy” weight. If you have achieved a weight within approximately 40 pounds of your ideal body weight and maintain your weight, you are considered a success.
How will I know when to stop losing weight?
Your body knows how much weight it needs to lose. As long as you stick to your nutrition and exercise program, your body will adjust to the weight loss and stabilize at its appropriate weight.
Is it possible to regain my weight after gastric plication surgery?
Yes. This procedure is not a cure for obesity. Snacking, drinking with meals, drinking caffeinated and carbonated beverages, not drinking enough water in between meals and not exercising are usual behaviours that may cause you to regain your weight.
Does gastric plication surgery guarantee permanent weight loss?
No. A small percentage of patients will regain a notable amount of the weight that is lost. This usually happens when the patient does not stick to the dietary instructions in the months and years following the procedure.
What do I do about excess skin after weight loss?
Most people can minimize excess skin by maintaining a healthy lifestyle. But if you need to have excess skin removed, we can arrange a consultation with one of our plastic surgeons.
Must I be in good health to qualify for the surgery?
No, many of potential weight loss surgery patients are in poor health because of diseases caused by their obesity. These diseases include diabetes, high blood pressure, heart problems, lung problems, and kidney difficulties.
Will I need any preoperative tests?
Yes. To make sure the best possible outcome, your surgeon will administer specific blood tests, a chest x-ray, and an electrocardiogram (EKG) and more.
Can the surgery be reversed?
Yes. A surgeon can potentially remove the stitching to reverse the procedure. However, unless it is required for medical reasons, we would generally advise against reversal as you stand the chance of regaining lost weight.
Will I need to take vitamins?
No. Gastric plication doesn’t affect absorption of nutrients or bypass your intestines but patients may still need to take vitamins or minerals after surgery because they won’t be eating as much as before and this can cause in a decrease of important nutrients.
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