Gastric bypass is one of the most commonly performed types of bariatric surgery. Gastric bypass is done when diet and exercise haven’t worked or when you have serious health problems because of your weight.
A reduction in body image dissatisfaction is linked to improved sex after gastric bypass ( 35 ). “When I was obese my confidence was so low that if someone did talk to me, I’d shut it down pretty quickly. A lot of the ‘nice society phenomenon’ after surgery could probably be attributed to us being more open to being talked to.”
After making the incisions with the open or laparoscopic technique, the surgeon cuts across the top of your stomach, sealing it off from the rest of your stomach. The resulting pouch is about the size of a walnut and can hold only about an ounce of food.