Gastric Sleeve Surgery is one of the most effective methods for eliminating obesity. However, for this procedure to be successful, the postoperative period must be properly planned. Patients are looking for answers to various questions about this period.

Frequently asked questions after Gastric Sleeve Surgery will help provide detailed information about this process and understand how the process will work.

HOW MUCH WEIGHT CAN I LOSE AFTER SURGERY?


The amount of weight to be lost varies depending on initial weight, age, gender, lifestyle and other factors. It is therefore very difficult to give a clear answer. In general, there is rapid weight loss in the period immediately after the operation, after which weight loss slows down.

In the first 6 months after the operation, an average of 40 kg is lost if the diet and exercise program is adhered to. However, it should be borne in mind that this figure is different for each patient.

WHAT SHOULD THE DIET LOOK LIKE AFTER THE OPERATION?


A clear liquid diet is started immediately after the operation. Liquid or pureed diets are then administered. Normal food can be consumed after these phases.

When switching to a normal diet, portions should be small and high in protein. It is also important to avoid high-calorie foods. Patients should adhere to the nutritional program created for them.

WHAT LIFESTYLE CHANGES ARE NECESSARY AFTER THE OPERATION?


In order for the results of the operation to be permanent, serious lifestyle changes must be made. Patients should stick to the diet program created for them. Portions should be reduced and high-calorie foods avoided. They should also maintain an active lifestyle. They should exercise regularly.

HOW LONG AFTER THE OPERATION CAN I RESUME MY NORMAL LIFE?


This period depends on the speed of recovery. However, on average, patients can return to their daily lives after 2 weeks. It is important to avoid heavy lifting and strenuous work during this time. Full recovery is completed after an average of 6 weeks. After this process, patients may have some difficulty eating. However, these are not an obstacle to returning to normal life.

WHAT IS THE PROCEDURE FOR MAKING APPOINTMENTS AND AFTERCARE FOLLOWING THE OPERATION?


The doctors will provide detailed information about the check-ups after the operation. As a rule, a check-up is carried out in the first week. Thereafter, follow-up periods are opened and check-ups are carried out once a month. Dietary checks are also carried out. However, it should not be forgotten that this is all determined by the patients themselves.

WILL MY HAIR FALL OUT AFTER A GASTRIC SLEEVE?


Vitamin and mineral deficiencies and stress can occur after an operation. This can also lead to hair loss. Hair loss during this period is temporary. In addition, this problem can be remedied by stress management and vitamin and mineral supplements.

ARE VITAMIN AND MINERAL SUPPLEMENTS NECESSARY?


Gastric Sleeve Surgery does not interfere with the small intestine. Therefore, vitamin and mineral deficiencies are low, especially compared to gastric bypass surgery. Vitamin and mineral levels are monitored by regular blood tests. If necessary, nutritional supplements are administered.

HOW LONG DOES THE PAIN LAST AFTER GASTRIC SURGERY?


The duration of pain varies from patient to patient. However, it can be said that it lasts 2-4 days on average. The pain is relatively severe in the first few days. This time can be bridged well with the medication prescribed by the doctor. Later, the pain subsides and disappears.

DOES IT LEAVE A SCAR?


The laparoscopic method, i.e. closed surgery, is preferred for Gastric Sleeve Surgery. Very small incisions are made in the abdomen. After healing, these incisions disappear to such an extent that they are not noticeable from the outside. They do not pose a serious aesthetic problem.

WHAT ARE THE RISKS OF POSTOPERATIVE COMPLICATIONS?


There are some risks of complications after a Gastric Sleeve Surgery. These risks are: Infection, bleeding, redness in the incision area, leakage in the staple line, narrowing and blockage in the stomach, feeding problems. Although the likelihood of these risks is low, they should be taken into consideration and patients should continue to be monitored.

WHY IS PSYCHOLOGICAL SUPPORT NECESSARY AFTER SURGERY?


Patients may experience psychological problems after Gastric Sleeve Surgery surgery. In order for this process to be pleasant, patients should definitely receive psychological support. With psychological support, the process is much more pleasant and weight loss is easier. However, some patients do not need psychological support during this process.

WILL MY STOMACH BE SAGGY AFTER THE OPERATION?


Sagging can be caused by rapid weight loss. Regular exercise ensures that the sagging is reduced to a minimum.

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