Weight Loss Procedures
HELPING PATIENTS TO ACHIEVE A HEALTHIER BODY WEIGHT AND LIFESTYLE
Medically reviewed by The Harley Medical Group Clinical Governance Board, Chaired by Simon Smith (Medical Director & Consultant Surgeon) on 13th September 2018.
Over 10 million adults in the UK are classified as obese, which is based on a body mass index – BMI – of above 30kg/m2. Maintaining a healthy weight in today’s world is an ever increasing challenge and many people are turning to weight loss procedures for a long term solution. Do any of the following apply to you?
- You’ve tried many diets and can lose weight in the short term but struggle to keep it off
- Your weight is impacting your confidence and self-esteem
- Your weight is affecting your mobility, energy levels and overall quality of life
- Your health is affected and you’ve developed or are at risk of obesity related conditions such as type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, sleep apnoea
At The Harley Medical Group, we are specialists in cosmetic procedures and receive regular enquiries about fat removal procedures such as liposuction or tummy tuck. For the best results, however, these procedures should be used for body contouring after weight loss, not primarily for weight loss.
It’s important to reduce your weight to a healthy level before contemplating any of our procedures and a weight loss procedure is a safe, effective way*. Weight loss surgery is a specialist discipline with a very different set of skills so we refer our weight loss clients with a BMI over 32kg/m2 to our partner provider, Healthier Weight.
Who are Healthier Weight?
For over 13 years, Healthier Weight has been a leader in weight loss surgery with an international reputation. Their specialist knowledge and expert aftercare support are key to delivering weight loss results in line with centres of excellence across the world. We chose Healthier Weight as a partner as they share our high clinical standards and commitment to client success.
When you click to get a weight loss quote, we will refer your enquiry to Healthier Weight who will contact you to discuss your options. If after speaking to their team, you would like to find out more, you can arrange a free consultation with a Healthier Weight consultant.
What procedures are available?
There are four main procedures, and these are:
- Gastric Band Surgery
- Gastric Sleeve Surgery
- Non Surgical Sleeve / ESG (Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty)
- Non-Surgical Gastric Balloon
A gastric bypass procedure is also available but this is targeted at people with specific needs. If it is relevant to you we will discuss it when we speak to you.
*Weight loss results and benefits vary and are different for every individual. Specific weight loss goals cannot be guaranteed.