The best time to find out what to expect after bariatric surgery is before you go under the knife. That way, your life after weight loss surgery is easier and more predictable. Get basic answers to your questions about bariatric surgery here and then talk to your doctor about how your weight loss after surgery and other changes may occur.
FAQs About Life After Bariatric Surgery
6.How fast will I lose weight after gastric bypass or bariatric surgery?
How fast you lose weight after surgery depends on the type of weight loss surgery you’ve had and how well you are able to follow the eating and exercise guidelines provided by your physician.
According to the National Institutes of Health, you’re likely to lose 10-20 pounds per month in the first few months after surgery. But The rate at which you lose weight after bariatric surgery will slow down over time. The American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgeons says that you may lose as much as 60% of your excess weight in the first six months after surgery, and 77% of your excess in the first year.
Some reports have shown that patients who undergo sleeve gastrectomy or gastric bypass may lose weight faster than patients who undergo lap band surgery. And dieters who are on a liquid or pureed diet are likely to lose weight faster than those who return to solid foods.