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Stomach reduction


The stomach reduction causes a significantly reduced food intake similar to how the lap band. A stomach reduction is performed only in patients who suffer from stage 3 obese or have a body mass index of over 40. The patient must have unsuccessfully tried other therapies before doing this and be unsuitable for a gastric band surgery. Because the removed part of the stomach won't re can implantation surgery should be the last choice.

The stomach reduction surgery

The surgery is performed under general anesthesia with small holes in the abdomen. The doctor operates through the small openings and removed approximately 75% of the stomach. The remaining area of the stomach is sewn afterwards. In a few cases, it is necessary in addition making a cut on the belly, so that extends the duration of the surgery accordingly. Magenverkleinerungs OPs are not carried out by plastic surgeons, but by general surgeons. The plastic surgeon ensures that, after the therapy that removes the excess skin and fatty tissue. Often several OPs over a period of months are necessary.

How does the stomach reduction

By reducing the volume of the stomach, it can absorb less food. The feeling of satiety is significantly faster than before the surgery. Trying to destroy, as before the OP usual portions, a feeling of nausea come over one and you must vomit. After surgery, it is forced in a new eating habits which has a strong weight to the result. As a result of the transition, there may be an altered taste perception. Foods that you previously loved, are repulsive and other foods taste at once.

Stomach reduction and health insurance

Assume that health insurance companies in many cases the cost of the operation. This, it should be the health insurance after that conservative treatment options and therapies have been previously unsuccessful and surgery represents the last chance of a cure. To get funded to the OP, you must fill out a criteria catalogue of health insurance. The catalog is to prove which therapies have failed already. A BMI of 40 (obesity type 3) usually costs take over the health insurance fund. It depends on the particular circumstances of the individual with a BMI below:
-Health situation (supplementary and secondary diseases)
-Mental health
-Unsuccessful diets or treatments for weight loss

BMI - body mass index

The body mass index assesses body weight relative to body size. This formula: weight in kg divided by (size in meters high 2), so m / l sq.. BMI also distinguishes between women, men, and the age. Here, there are slight differences to the evaluation of the BMI.

Heavy underweight16
Moderately underweight16-17
Slightly underweight17-18.5
Normal weight18.5-25
Obese, obesity 130-35
Obese, obesity 235-40
Obese, obesity 340 +.

After the stomach reduction

The weight loss in a stomach reduction is first of all permanent and promises a long-term success. Through the extremely fast weight loss, the skin suffers and you can make an appointment with a plastic surgeon for skin firming in all problem areas immediately. Removing the excess flaps of skin is then subject to several OPs. You survived it all, to maintain his scars with a good Narbencreme, and is looking forward to a life without the excess pounds.

The yo-yo effect

The reduction of fat cells stretches years depending on the age, muscles, metabolism, and living conditions. Genetically seen that is also useful to bypass simpler times with food shortages. Cut one turns the body of food and energy balance, then empty the fat cells only, are available but still in full number. If again fall back now, after a few months with weight loss in his old schema the fat cells fill up again and some new ones. So, it comes to the notorious Yo-Yo effect, which brings more weight on the scales at the end as before the diet.

Price - cost in euro: 

8000 - 12000


Operation kind

General anesthesia

Operation duration

2-4 hours

Cutting length

Several small incisions


After successful weight loss is usually a plastic surgeon for skin tightening.


The entire process with preparation, slimming and firming then takes at least. 1-2 years

Ability to work

After 2 weeks


  • Infection, haemorrhage
  • Sensory disturbances in the operated area (injured nerves)
  • the risk of infection is very low in endoscopic surgery
  • Frequent vomiting
  • Injury of the esophagus
  • Tissue damage
  • Bleeding


Most permanently as it is forced for at least 1-2 years in another eating behavior

Health insurance

From a BMI 40 +, when all other treatments have failed. The personal circumstances play a role in the decision.


Due to the high risk associated with a stomach reduction, you should always try to finance the operation of the health insurance can be. Should complications occur after the surgery, you must not finance itself after this. That can be quickly very expensive at OPs in the abdominal cavity.

Prior to surgery:

  • Disciplined eating practice
  • Provide proof of several unsuccessful conservative therapies
  • 10 days before any blood-thinning agents
  • 10 days before no cigarette and alcohol consumption
  • Forego hormone medications or birth control pills

After the surgery:

  • 2 Month2 no sports or other heavy physical work
  • Abstain from cigarettes and alcohol for several weeks
  • Appointment with a plastic surgeon to the removal of flaps of skin

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