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How much weight will I lose with gastric sleeve surgery

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How much weight will I lose with gastric sleeve surgery

Many people have been asking themselves the question: how much excess weight will I lose with a gastric sleeve? Well, gastric sleeve is a bariatric surgery that can help you achieve significant weight loss.

In this article, we will discuss what gastric sleeve is and how does it work, and also how much weight are you expected to lose after going through weight loss surgery.

Specifically, we will try to answer these questions:

  • How does gastric sleeve work?
  • How much excess is your expected weight loss after gastric sleeve surgery?
  • What things should I consider before getting this weight loss procedure?
  • What should you eat after your surgery?
  • What lifestyle changes should I follow after having gastric sleeve surgery?
Gastric Sleeve

How does gastric sleeve work? How does it differ from a gastric bypass?

Gastric sleeve is a bariatric surgery that was introduced in the 1970s. This procedure works by reducing your stomach to about 25% of its original size, which helps you feel full after eating a small amount of food.

It differs from gastric bypass in such a way that gastric bypass reroutes the small intestine to a gastric pouch, while gastric sleeve does not.

How much excess weight will I lose with gastric sleeve surgery?

Most people who have gastric sleeve surgery can expect an average weight loss of about 60% of their current amount of weight. This means that, on average, gastric sleeve patients can expect to lose weight by around 40-50 pounds in the first year after surgery.

What things should I consider before getting a gastric sleeve procedure?

Before considering gastric sleeve weight loss surgery, it’s important to know if this kind of weight loss method will be effective on you and help achieve your goals as well as improve your health condition.

There are many factors involved in this decision making process: like whether or not you suffer from any medical conditions related to obesity (such as high blood pressure), what does your BMI say about how overweight you currently are, and your motivation to lose weight.

For gastric sleeve to work effectively for you, make sure that:

  • Your Body Mass Index (BMI) is over 40;
  • You have failed trying other methods such as diet and exercise;
  • You have associated weight-related medical conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, etc.

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What should you eat after your surgery?

After gastric sleeve surgery, most people are advised not to have solid food for about a month or so. You will be allowed only clear liquids during this time of recovery.

Then gradually you will start eating soft foods like yoghurt, ice cream etc., which needs to be pureed for them to fit through the narrow opening that is created by gastric sleeve surgery procedure.

What lifestyle changes should I follow after having weight loss surgery?

There are certain restrictions with what kind of activities can do after gastric sleeve surgery: such as no heavy lifting (more than 20 pounds). It’s also recommended to avoid alcohol consumption because gastric sleeve surgery patients are at higher risk of gastritis (since there is less stomach).

Also, gastric sleeve weight loss surgery patients need to avoid gaining excess weight because this will make your bariatric procedure ineffective.

Consider joining a support group after gastric sleeve surgery to help you stay motivated and meet other people who have gone through the same experience.

The last thing recommended by surgeons is getting regular checkups with your doctor after having a gastric sleeve so he/she can monitor how effectively your weight loss method works on you.

At The Health Store Turkey, our highly competent and qualified medical team will gladly assist you throughout the process of your surgery. Give us a call anytime if you have any questions or inquiries about having or taking a gastric sleeve surgery.

FAQs

How long does the surgical process take?

The surgery usually takes less than one hour. But before the surgery, you need to take care of things. You might need to take some time off work or school. After the surgery, there is a short stay in the hospital for two nights to recover and for your doctors to monitor you.

What happens after surgery?

The surgery uses minimally invasive keyhole incisions. This means that the pain should go away quickly after the surgery. The anaesthesia will wear off in two to three hours and you will feel alert again. You will stay in the hospital for two or three days, and they will give you medicines depending on your general condition and how you respond to the surgery.

Will I experience hunger after surgery?

Most patients who go through gastric sleeve surgery does not feel hungry most of the time. If you maintain a healthy diet and exercise plan, then you should lose weight over time.

Will my eating habits change?

After surgery, your eating habits will change. You will have a smaller appetite so you will stop eating when you are full. Your favourite foods might also change after surgery. After surgery, it may be hard to eat because of the effects of the surgery and anaesthesia.

After surgery, doctors recommend that you eat only liquids for two weeks. After this, you should follow a pureed diet for two more weeks. Then you can start eating soft food in stages over the next two weeks.

You can eat solid food six to nine weeks after surgery. Just remember to chew your food well and eat slowly.

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