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- WHAT IS WEIGHT LOSS?
There are several options available to patients today who might be struggling with weight loss issues, and who are unable to shed unwanted pounds on their own through diet, exercise, and will power alone. Being overweight isn’t just a question of beauty society inflicts on us. Obesity is a medical condition which can have serious, even deadly, implications. Weight loss surgery is a solution for people who are endangering their lives. Overweight people are more likely to suffer from diseases such as heart disease and diabetes. Revolutionary surgical procedures can be life-changing, life-saving, and undoubtedly beneficial to those who need assistance with their weight loss goals. There are several types of bariatric surgery (weight loss surgery) available today. A bariatric surgeon operates on the digestive organs which results in either a malabsorption of nutrients or a redirection of nutrients leading to successful weight loss in most cases.
There are other procedures available to those who desire a more shapely silhouette, those who have suffered from bodily damage due to childbirth, or those who simply want to improve their well-being by changing the appearance of their physical body. This is done through surgical procedures such as abdominoplasty and liposuction. Procedures such as these actually reshape the body and remove fat from inside the body.
WHO PERFORMS THE PROCEDURE?
A bariatric surgeon is the most qualified physician to perform any surgical procedure dealing with weight loss. These doctors are specialized in this area. A patient should ask it their surgeon maintains membership in the American Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS). An experienced, qualified physician can assist a patient in making the right choices when it comes to this type of surgery.
A board certified plastic surgeon is the best choice for abdominoplasty. This ensures that the surgeon has at least five years experience and has been educated at a reputable institute for plastic surgery. Although many dermatologists perform liposuction, a plastic surgeon is a better choice because they have had more extensive surgical training in this type of procedure.
Types of Bariatric Surgery:
– Adjustable Gastric Band Surgery is gaining popularity because it is adjustable, reversible, and requires only a short hospital stay. In this procedure an adjustable band is placed around the upper part of the stomach through very small laparoscopic incisions, thus creating a smaller area for food to go into which limits food intake. This procedure allows a patient to feel full with only a small amount of food. The band can be altered quite easily as the patient needs.
– Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass Surgery (RYGB) is a procedure where the stomach is divided into two potions. The upper, smaller portion of the stomach is directly connected to the small intestine so that food is redirected. This creates a lesser degree of absorption of what is eaten. The larger portion of the stomach maintains blood flow so that the gastric juices stimulate the stomach to eventually mix with the food of the small intestine, thereby creating weight loss.
– Sleeve Mastectomy (SG) is a procedure where the majority of the stomach is surgically removed. The remaining part of the stomach can only hold roughly three oz. which limits food intake. This is a simpler procedure than the Gastric Bypass because it does not involve surgical alteration of the intestines. However, for morbidly obese patients a second malabsorptive surgery may be necessary for optimal results.
Types of Cosmetic Weight Loss Procedures:
– Lipoplasty (Liposuction) is a surgical procedure that removes extra fat from the area between the muscle and skin. This is performed through the use of a small tube that is inserted directly into the fat through small incisions in the skin and then connected to a powerful suction pump. This procedures has dramatic results for improved body contour. This procedure is commonly performed on areas of the body where excess fat may be a problem.
Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck) is a procedure which removes excess skin and fat from the abdominal area. In most cases, the abdominoplasty will restore weakened or separated muscles and give the patient a smoother, firmer, more desirable abdomen. Abdominoplasty can also be used in conjunction with breast reconstruction as a method of treatment for women who have undergone a mastectomy due to breast cancer. In this procedure, skin is grafted from the abdominal area and used to reconstruct the nipples.
The side effects of bariatric surgery can be reduced by following the physician’s guidelines following surgery. Often patients will experience nausea and vomiting, dehydration, food intolerance, changed bowel habits, dumping syndrome (characterized by sweating, feelings of weakness and/or diarrhea), and cold intolerance. These side effects are usually alleviated after a period of 1-3 months as the patient becomes accustomed to new eating habits. In addition, hair thinning may occur and women may experience increased fertility as a result of weight loss. Patients may also experience excessive, sagging skin after weight loss that may require plastic surgery for optimal satisfaction. With all this said, bariatric patients outweigh these side effects as minimal when compared with the alternative of a life of obesity and disease.
The side effects of liposuction can be scarring, bruising and swelling following surgery. Some patients experience lumpiness following liposuction, which usually disappears several months prior to surgery as the body becomes accustomed to its new shape. Abdominoplasty carries certain side effects, most commonly swelling and pain at the site of the incision. Although patients will experience some discomfort post-operative, this is the body’s natural defense in the healing process. Most discomfort patients experience will not last for a period of more than six weeks. As with any surgical procedure, patients need to closely follow the recommendations of their doctor, make sure they have plenty of help at home (particularly lifting small children), and follow up with any post-operative appointments as recommended.
When it comes to weight loss there are two categories that need to be addressed: health and well-being. Being overweight or just not feeling good about physical appearance can cause problems in relationships and alter your self esteem. No one wants to suffer from these problems, and it is refreshing to know that help is readily available. Obesity is a medical condition that affects a person’s health and ability to lead a normal, healthy lifestyle. In a case like this, a patient needs to carefully consider with their doctor the many options available through weight loss surgery. Bariatric surgery is a revolutionary surgical procedure that has saved lives that seemed to be out of control, out of hope, and more importantly fighting the clock for survival.
If improvement in the existing shape of the body is desired through liposuction or a tummy tuck, a board-certified plastic surgeon can dramatically help both men and women to achieve a new, life-changing figure that can boost a patient’s self-image that may not be possible through diet and exercise alone. Whatever the weight loss goals are, finding the right doctor is imperative in any weight loss procedure. The results can and do change lives for the better…forever.
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Param Vir Chakra –India’s highest gallantry award.
Ask any aspirant, serving or a retired personal of Indian Defence Services, these three words “Param Veer Chakra” mean more than their life to them. Many who have attained Martyrdom while fighting for the nation with extreme courage have been honoured by this medal, for every other young man who stands at the Line of Action it is the ultimate dream & honour.Have you ever thought about what does the design on that medal mean or who designed it?? Let me tell you about it.
Savitri Khanolkar is the designer of India’s highest gallantry award, the Param Vir Chakra.
Savitri Khanolkar, born Eve Yvonne Maday de Maros, on July 20, 1913 – 1990 in Neuchâtel, Switzerland, to a Hungarian father André de Maday, professor of sociology at Geneva University and President of the Société de Sociologie de Genève, and Russian mother Marthe Hentzelt, who taught at the Institut Jean-Jacques Rousseau. She later was known as Savitri Bai, the name she was given after she married an Indian, became a Hindu and took Indian nationality.
She spent her early childhood in Geneva, where she grew to be a compassionate girl with a love of nature and the outdoors. In 1929, when she was still a teenager, she met Vikram Khanolkar, who born in Marathi family, a young Indian Army officer undergoing training at the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst in the United Kingdom, who was holidaying in Europe. Although he was many years older than she was, Eve fell in love with him. Her father however, did not agree to let her go away to a faraway country like India but Eve was a determined young woman, and her love was strong. She followed Vikram to India a few years later, and in 1932, she married him at Mumbai. She began her new life adapting to Indian culture as Mrs. Savitribai Khanolkar.
Despite coming (or maybe because of coming) from a European background, Savitri Bai identified so closely with Indian traditions and ideals, that her integration into Indian society was smooth and effortless. She was a vegetarian, learnt to speak fluent Marathi, Sanskrit and Hindi and learnt Indian music, dance and painting. She always claimed that she had been “born in Europe by mistake” as she was Indian soul, & woe unto him who dared to call her a “foreigner”! She was so fascinated with Hindu mythology that she read extensively from Hindu scriptures and had a deep knowledge of India’s ancient history and legends. It was this knowledge that led Major General Hira Lal Atal, the creator of the Param Vir Chakra, to ask for Savitri Bai’s help in designing a medal that would truly symbolize the highest bravery.
Soon after Indian independence, she was asked by the Adjutant General Major General Hira Lal Atal to design India’s highest award for bravery in combat, the Param Vir Chakra.
Major General Hira Lal Atal was given the responsibility for creating and naming independent India’s new military decorations. His reasons for choosing Mrs.Khanolkar were her deep and intimate knowledge of Indian mythology, Sanskrit and Vedas, which he hoped would give the design a truly Indian ethos. She was a painter and an artist, and wife of Captain (later Major General) Vikram Ramji Khanolkar, a serving officer with the Sikh Regiment, at the time of the request.
Coincidentally, the first PVC was awarded to her elder daughter’s brother-in-law Major Som Nath Sharma from 4 Kumaon Regiment who was posthumously awarded for his valour of November 3, 1947 during the 1947-48 Indo-Pak war in Kashmir.
The design of Param Vir Chakra :
Savitribai thought of the sage Dadhichi – a vedic rishi who made the ultimate sacrifice to the Gods. He gave up his body so that the Gods could fashion a deadly weapon – a Vajra, or thunderbolt, from his thigh bone. Savitribai gave Major General Hira Lal Atal, the design of the double Vajra, common in Tibet. Its a myth that the medal also carries images of the fearless warrior king Shivaji’s sword Bhavani but this is a popular perpetuated myth. The Indian General Service Medal (1947) which contained the Bhavani sword was withdrawn later.
The medal itself is a small one. It is cast in bronze, and has a radius of 13/8 inch. In the centre, on a raised circle, is the state emblem, surrounded by four replicas of Indra’s Vajra, flanked by the sword of Shivaji. The decoration is suspended from a straight swiveling suspension bar, and is held by a 32 mm purple ribbon.
Savitri Bai had always done a lot a social work which she continued in her later years, working with soldiers and their families and refugees who had been displaced during the Partition. After her husband’s death in 1952, she found refuge in spirituality, and retired to the Ramakrishna Math. She wrote a book on the Saints of Maharashtra that is popular even today.
Mrs. Savitri Bai Khanolkar died in 1990, but her memory lives on in the great award that she designed. It is fitting that a remarkable lady who truly loved India and was intensely proud of being an Indian designed an award that is given to soldiers who love their country so much that they are ready to die for it.
(Contributed by : Amr on 29.09.2012)Param Vir Chakra –India’s highest gallantry award. Ask any aspirant, serving or a retired personal of Indian Defence Services, these three words “Param Veer Chakra” mean more than their life to them. Many who have attained Martyrdom while fighting for the nation with extreme courage have been honoured by this medal, for every other young ...
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