I was right when I said weight loss surgeries have become a trend “Habba” in Kuwait because Kuwait has just scored a new Guinness World Record for leeve gastrectomy or in other words stomach reduction surgery. They say over 6,000 surgeries are made every year which is the highest in the world! Well, I expected that in my post back in March 2012 [link] because almost everyone I know is considering or thinking to get a surgery done, I think part of the problem is that many local and international celebrities are announcing that such surgeries have helped them lose so much weight and look sexy.
What pisses me off though are those quacks (AKA unethical surgeons) out there who never turn anyone back even if the patient doesn’t need any surgeries and a diet control plan plus some exercise can totally solve the problem, but sadly they don’t care because such surgery costs around KD3,000, do simple calculation and you will get 10-18 Million Dinar roughly spent on stomach reduction surgeries per year in Kuwait, that’s indeed one huge tempting market. Please people listen and understand, I know some people desperately need such surgeries but smart exercise and diet do can wonders, so beware.
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Note: Not all surgeons are unethical, there are many who practice medicine righteous way.