Am I a suitable candidate for bariatric surgery?

Candidates who have tried to lose weight by dieting and doing exercises for a long time but failed to get any results, and candidates whose BMI is 35 or over, may be suitable for the surgery.

When does the weight-loss start?

It can start right after surgery and continue for the next 18 to 24 months.

What are the methods for bariatric surgery?

Gastric balloon, adjustable gastric banding, gastric bypass, sleeve gastrectomy, diabetic surgery (transit bipartition)

Is it possible to lose too much weight and become underweight after the surgery?

The rapid weight loss observed right after the surgery gradually slows down, and by adjusting the diet, the weight loss is eventually stopped.

Does the stomach reach its former size after the surgery?

Because the stomach has elasticity, it will expand to a certain extent through time; however, it can never return to its original size. To prevent weight gain in the future, it is best to avoid carbonated drinks and high calorie intakes. It is also crucial to separate liquid and solid food while eating.

Is there any pain after the surgery?

The patients are discharged from the hospital in 3–4 days, and as long as the work isn’t heavy labor, they can return to their workplace in 10 days.

Am I going to have loose skin after the surgery?

This depends on the patient’s tissue quality, his or her BMI ratio, and whether he or she exercises after the operation. If the patient has problems with excess skin, it is advised that only if 2 years have passed after the surgery and the weight loss has stopped should he undergo plastic surgery to remove the excess skin.

When can I start exercising again after the surgery?

For the following month, avoiding lifting heavy objects and doing 15–30 minutes of jogging are advised. Six weeks later, you can start doing exercises.

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