Bariatric Surgery

What Can You Expect After Weight Loss Surgery?

Jan 10, 2022

Weight loss surgery impacts patients differently. It is not a quick fix approach, and patients must work to attain both short and long-term goals. But what can you reasonably expect? In this article, we have provided an answer to that.

Reasonable Expectations After Weight Loss Surgery
As noted, results from weight loss surgery vary from person to person. Much of the differences depend on:

  • Overall health going into surgery
  • How much weight a patient is losing
  • The type of weight loss surgery performed
  • Patient commitment to adopting and maintaining a healthy lifestyle

If a patient is committed to doing their part and adhering to the suggested diet and exercise plan, they can expect a significant drop in their weight in the first 12 to 18 months after the surgery. They will be able to lose up to 50-70% of their excess weight in this timeframe. This means that in the first 18 months, a patient who underwent weight loss surgery can not only lose weight, but attain success like:

  • Increased mobility
  • Improved sleep
  • Reduction in obesity-related diseases
  • Better overall health and energy

The majority of people will resume normal daily activities within about a week. This success often snowballs on itself. A patient will start to feel better, become more active, and begin their new healthy lifestyle routine. Remember, all this success rests on the patients – if they adhere to all instructions given to them.

Tools Weight Loss Patients Need To Use For Success

  • Follow Instructions Linked with Recovery – Follow all instructions given.
  • Adhere to the Recommended Diet & Exercise Program – Doctors will recommend the best diet and exercise program to follow at each post-op stage.
  • Get Support – Make sure you surround yourself with supportive friends and family and those who have recorded success from their weight loss surgery. In addition, participate in all the complimentary support offered by the clinic, and reach out for additional help as needed.

Final Thoughts
Have you resolved to have weight loss surgery? Do all your research to make sure you have made an informed decision. Do you need a more personalized guide on what you can expect? Contact our skilled surgeons today!