What is a Bikini Line Sleeve Gastrectomy ?
You may have many interpretations for the term bikini Gastric Sleeve. But briefly, It is a laparoscopic Gastric Sleeve without visible surgical openings, only through two small openings at the bikini line below the abdomen.
It is also called bikini line sleeve gastrectomy.
What is the difference between a regular laparoscopic gastric sleeve and a bikini one?
The regular gastric sleeve is done through 5 small surgical openings in size not more than 1 cm in size, but they are visible wounds in the abdominal area, although they are very small in size.
A bikini gastrectomy is a laparoscopic procedure in which the same steps as the normal gastric sleeve process are performed, but with two small surgical openings at the bikini line below the abdomen. In addition to the camera slot at the navel. Consequently, it leads to a better cosmetic look due to the absence of any visible wounds throughout the abdomen.
Does the Bikini Gastric Sleeve fit for all cases?
The answer is: No, it's not suitable for all obese patients. Dr. Osama Khalil advises you to discuss with your doctor the possibility of choosing it for you. And whether it's good for your condition or not.
Who's the best candidate for the bikini gastric sleeve?
Bikini gastrectomy is suitable for these cases:
- Cases that suffer from bad healing and form prominent wounds that are not acceptable in form when healing, especially in the dark brown color skin.
- Unmarried women and girls who prefer the best cosmetic look of the abdominal area.
- Obese patients who prefer to make their bariatric surgery a a secret.
Does bikini gastric sleeve affect the area of the uterus and ovaries in women?
Dr. Osama Khalil confirms that there is no relationship between the procedure and the uterine area, the operation does not take place in the uterine area but beyond that.
The skilled surgeon hand... A key element in the success of bikini gastric sleeve:
Bikini gastric sleeve is one of the most difficult surgical procedures for the surgeon. It is performed through very small surgical openings as well as in the lower abdomen while the stomach and intestines are located at the top of the abdomen.
This procedure therefore requires skill and experience in bariatric surgery, as well as the use of some special surgical tools to reach the stomach from these openings located below the abdomen.
Dr. Osama Khalil is characterized by a balance of success stories in these operations of from different countries of the world.
Bikini gastric sleeve... An attractive process for medical tourism in Egypt:
As a result of the innovation of this operation in Egypt, its rapid spread and its distinctive results, it has become an attractive issue for medical tourism in Egypt from different countries of the world.
It has received a huge turnout, especially from obese women and girls seeking better cosmetic form in the abdominal area and invisible wounds.
Numbers in the bikini gastric sleeve:
1- The process takes only about 40 minutes.
2- The operation is performed through 2 very small surgical openings in the lower abdomen in addition to the camera opening in the navel.
3- You may need to stay for only one day in the hospital, the same as the regular laparoscopic gastric sleeve.
4- The patient returns to her daily work after a very short time and can return to work after 5 days of the operation.
5- Many cases of foreign obese patients, were able to travel home after 4 days of operation.
What about the pain after the bikini gastric sleeve?
You must realize that the fewer surgical openings in size, the less pain you feel.
Therefore, laparoscopic bikini gastrectomy is one of the least painful operations. It is also done by endoscopy and not by traditional opening, making it done pain-free for the patient.
Dr. Osama Khalil also uses PCA with his patients, a pain relief device. which is installed in the cannula during the operation. It releases calculated and specified amounts of the analgesic electronically at the click of a button from the patient.
Thus, the patient avoids pain completely, especially in the first days after the operation.
Bikini Gastrectomy... Your secret operation:
If you don't want to tell anyone about your bariatric surgery, a bikini gastrectomy is of course best suited for you after consulting your doctor.
No incisions or scars will appear throughout the abdomen, because the operation is performed at the bikini or caesarean section area as mentioned earlier.
What is the weight loss expected after the bikini gastric sleeve?
Obese patients lose 50-70 kilograms after this operation in the first year after the operation. They reach the perfect weight after the first year in most cases.
However, some obese patients generally experience weight stability after bariatric surgery. This is a reflex action of the body to the weight loss that occurred after the operation.
Therefore, Dr. Osama Khalil advises his patients to continue to follow up with the doctor and nutritionist after the operation to overcome this stage and reach the ideal weight.