What To Expect After Bariatric Weight Loss Surgery


If you’ve decided to have weight loss surgery, you’re life is about to change for the better. But now that you’ve got the body that you’ve always wanted, you need to ensure that you’re taking measures so that you don’t end up gaining weight again. The best way to be proactive about your weight is to follow the three following rules:

Eat Smaller Meals – Eating smaller meals throughout the day will prevent you from eating large portions all at once as well as help you to avoid snacking. It will also give you more energy.

Eat Healthy – If you have poor eating habits, then it’s time to change. You need to put the best fuel into your body- not fast food or junk food. The better you eat, the better you’ll look and feel.

Exercise – Most people were probably hoping that exercise wouldn’t be included on this list, but you really need to get over it. Exercise will not only help you to stay slim, but it also helps you to look younger, be more energetic, and will increase mobility, as you age.

So now that we got that unpleasantness out of the way, let’s answer some other questions that you may have about the procedure.

How Much Weight Will I Lose?

This is a question that you should ask your doctor, but, you can lose a lot of weight from weight loss surgery. And depending on how much you currently weigh, you may be unrecognizable to your friends and family after the procedure.

How Long Will It Take to Recover?

On average, most people will spend about two to three days in the hospitable. You should be able to exercise again within about 30 days.

What are the Side Effects?

Everything has potential side effects, and not everyone will experience them, but there are a low percentage who may (ranging from minor to serious).

The most common side effects from weight loss surgery are:

  • Constipation
  • Gall Stones
  • Dumping Syndrome
  • Blood Cots
  • Leaks
  • Blood in Stool

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