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Auralia Medical Group has implemented all recommended protocols as issued from the HSE and the National Public Health Emergency Team and WHO in relation to Covid 19, and adhere to them strictly.
We are constantly monitoring additional protocol elements and reacting accordingly.
Auralia does not accept walk-in patients, and all Patients that do attend must comply with the HSE Covid 19 precautions.
The safety and well-being of our Patients, Team members and their families are our key priority at this time.
It is important to understand that Auralia, unlike all Public and many other Private hospitals is a private hospital specialising exclusively in elective cosmetic/plastic surgery and weight loss surgery. All our medical teams are exclusive to Auralia.
We are a fully equipped Internationaly accredited surgical unit, where there is no opportunity for an unannounced walk-in by any unvetted sick patient.
At Auralia, we operate fully accredited HEPA air filters throughout, we have upgraded our disinfectant protocols, PPE and Structural protection in response to the current outbreak, and extensive hand sanitation and protective equipment, when needed is available on site.
All Patients are invited to avail of hand sanitisers located throughout the Hospital/Clinics and at the entrances, while our aim is to create a safe environment for both Patients and Staff.
We have implemented best practice standards for Cosmetic/Plastic and Bariatric hygiene, and we currently vet all Patients prior to attending the hospital/clinics to further enhance measures to prevent the spread of the Virus.
All Patients are temperature tested, surgical Patients are tested for Covid 19 on arrival, and Staff are tested weekly.
Our Occupational Health Advisor regularly checks on all members of staff and providing and updating our Medical Director and Clinical Governance Committee on best practice advice ongoing.
We are engaged with the relevant authorities for guidance on best practice as we continuously monitor the situation on a daily basis, and update our communication channels to any change in approach as the situation develops.
Our key objective is to provide a safe and controlled environment for our Patients and Staff and continue to minimise the spread of Covid 19.
It was the best decision I made. I’m 1.5 months after a tummy tuck. The results are amazing. Huge Thank you to Dr Salman and Dr Ahmad and all staff.
Both my sister and I got work done here and I must say They are brilliant! All the staff from when you enter with the first consultation to the last consultation. Anyone looking for work and is nervous I was the same, I have done a lot of research for a few years and I’m delighted I chose them! I got liposuction will be going back for a tummy tuck also.
Wonderful experience, I am delighted with my results! Dr Salman and the team are very professional, kind and helpful. I would definitely recommend, it was one of the best things I have done.
Treated by: Dr Ahmed Salman MB. BCH. BAO. BMEDSC. COSMETIC SURGEON
Regular exercise is essential to achieve and maintain weight loss following your bariatric surgery.
Along with a healthy diet, exercise will help you achieve your goal weight after a procedure such as the gastric band.
In the months following your bariatric procedure, you’ll notice significant weight loss as you consume controlled portions of food and feel fuller for longer.
However, exercise shouldn’t be overlooked as it helps build muscle and maintain these weight loss results.
In addition to weight loss, exercise has many other advantages, including improving your brain health, reducing your risk of fatal diseases, and strengthening your bones and muscles.
When discussing how to lose weight following a gastric band, our patients often ask whether we encourage cardio workouts or strength training such as weightlifting.
To accurately answer his question, we first need to make sure you understand the difference between cardio and weightlifting and how each contributes to healthy weight loss.
Cardio, or cardiovascular exercise, is any exercise that gets your heart rate up and keeps it there for a prolonged period.
After the gastric band procedure, cardio is an excellent way to achieve and maintain weight loss as it burns calories quickly. Examples of cardiovascular activities include:
In addition to weight loss, cardio workouts have many other benefits. These include boosting the immune system, preventing blood high pressure, supporting your mental health, and strengthening your respiratory function.
Experts recommend at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity, blood-pumping exercise or 75 minutes of high-intensity cardio per week. It would help if you aimed to spread these workouts over five days of the week.
High-intensity interval training, or HIIT workouts, are becoming an increasingly popular form of cardio.
HIIT workouts include short bursts of intense activity followed by recovery periods. This cycle of activity and recovery is repeated anywhere from 3 to 10 times, depending on the workout.
By increasing the intensity of the workout, HIIT exercise routines allow you to burn the same amount of calories as other cardio exercises in a shorter amount of time.
This makes HIIT exercises a great choice for gastric band patients who lead busy lives but are committed to their weight-loss goals.
Weight training, or weight lifting, is a type of strength training that develops the power and size of your muscles.
Weight lifting might not burn as many calories as other forms of exercise, but it has its advantages.
Building muscle through weight lifting increases your resting metabolism and the number of calories you burn performing normal functions.
This means that while cardio burns calories during your workout, weight training will allow you to continue burning calories even after your workout is finished.
Another significant benefit of weight lifting is its ability to help reduce loose skin following a weight loss procedure.
As weight loss happens rapidly following bariatric surgery, it may result in loose skin being left behind. When you build muscle through weight lifting, it can help fill out this excess skin.
Other benefits of strength training include:
So, let’s answer the question: Is weight lifting or cardio better for weight loss following a gastric band procedure?
Considering the above points, we recommend you incorporate both cardio and weight training into your post-gastric band fitness routine.
The two forms of exercise hold unique advantages regarding weight loss following a bariatric procedure, and cardio and strength training improves your overall health and well-being.
It’s a good idea to create a workout plan that you can begin incorporating into your life once you’ve recovered from your gastric band surgery.
Remember that regular exercise is only one factor in the success of your weight loss surgery.
Even if you’re working out regularly, your surgery won’t be successful unless you focus on your eating habits, portion control, alcohol consumption, sleep, and hydration.
If you want to learn more about how you can lose more weight after your weight-loss procedure, feel free to contact a member of our talented team.
The team at Auralia has years of experience performing bariatric surgery in Ireland and can provide you with the procedure you need to feel more confident about your body.
Book in for a free consultation today with our leading team of Irish cosmetic surgeons.