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How much weight can I expect to lose from a Gastric Sleeve Surgery?

Over the course of different articles at this website, we tried to explain different aspects of bariatrics and gastric sleeve surgery.

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How much weight can I expect to lose from a Gastric Sleeve Surgery?

Over the course of different articles at this website, we tried to explain different aspects of bariatrics and gastric sleeve surgery. However, one common question still remains to be answered – i.e. how much weight can I expect to lose from a gastric sleeve surgery? You should know that there is no universal answer to this question.

While it is true that gastric sleeve surgery is a treatment for obesity, each body type is different. Some patients reportedly experience rapid weight loss after the procedure, while others suggest that it took several months for them to lose weight. However, the eventual outcome of these procedures is an improved lifestyle where the patient feels content with his/ her new body.

How Much Weight Will I Lose After the Gastric Sleeve Surgery?

Although there is no specific estimation, doctors can give you a general idea about the expected amount of pounds that you can shed after the surgery. To do this, the doctor will calculate your BMI. Also known as Body Mass Index, BMI is an indicator of ideal weight that you are supposed to have in proportion to your body type and height.

You can also calculate your BMI at home by following a simple formula that is available online. You just need to calculate your height and determine your body type, whether it is ectomorph, mesomorph or endomorph. Afterwards, you need to multiply the height with a preset BMI number to determine the ideal weight bracket. As far as body types are concerned, the latter type leans towards obesity. It may take more time for you to experience post gastric sleeve surgery weight loss if you happen to be an endomorph.

The first few months after gastric sleeve surgery are treated as recovery and training period, the sleeve will take time to work properly. Also, you will be experiencing a lot of changes in your body, which can be a lot to adjust to.

The actual weight loss phase starts 7 – 8 months after the gastric sleeve operation. This is the time where you have gained control over your food related impulses, and overall lifestyle. At this point, you have a better perspective of how your body has adjusted to the changes.

You will have better idea about which foods to eat and which ones are to be given a second priority. Top it all off with an exercise regimen and you are looking at overall optimal performance levels. You will feel active throughout the day, and will be able to get things done quickly with more efficiency.

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