Making plans for a new you for the coming year? Setting goals for your health is important and if losing weight is on your radar, WeightWise can help. We know that for some people healthy eating and exercise are not enough to lose weight. Gastric sleeve surgery could be a great option for you.
However, there is no one right answer for how much weight you will lose nor how fast you’ll lose it. There are a lot of factors involved, including family history, what your starting weight is, and how dedicated you are to the process. Weight loss procedures (sleeve gastrectomy, duodenal switch, gastric bypass surgery) are just one piece of the puzzle.
Before any bariatric surgery at WeightWise, you will meet with one of our surgeons for an initial consultation. Potential gastric sleeve patients will be asked about family history, why they want to lose weight, if there are any past injuries or emotional blocks that could affect weight loss.
During this conversation, the expected weight loss post-surgery will also be discussed. Depending on your current weight, losing 100 lbs may not be the most ideal weight loss target. However, most target weights are reached around one year after surgery.
Is there a normal weight loss rate?
The weight loss rate can range, depending on the person and their individual goals. Before you undergo surgery, talk to your doctor about what your ideal weight is for your body style and height. It’s also important to note that this is not weight loss that happens overnight.
It requires dedication and a patient, positive attitude. After surgery, some people can lose between 50 and 100 pounds in one to two years. Not everyone experiences these numbers – it could be a little less or a little more. Losing weight after surgery requires changing your diet and lifestyle.
Weight loss surgery impacts your digestive greatly. It will take some adjustment after you have surgery. That means you will need to be patient with your body and the healing process. But remember, your new body and newfound energy will be worth all of the efforts you’re putting into it.
What’s gastric sleeve surgery?
This laparoscopic procedure is an extremely effective way to lose weight. The physician removes 70 to 80 percent of your stomach, leaving a small sleeve that’s about the size of a hotdog. Hormone changes happen after this surgery to help control your hunger and food cravings. The result: you eat less and you lose weight.
However, if you expect to lose any weight and keep it off for the long term, surgery is just the first step. Dieting and exercising are also required in the months after surgery and the rest of your life. WeightWise will give each client a dietitian and exercise physiologist to help plan meals and physical activity.
Remember, you’re not in this alone. We want you to succeed as much as you do. And while you’ll be going through several physical changes, we also want you to be mindful of possible emotional changes, too. That’s why each patient will be provided with a patient advocate.
This advocate will be there when you need a pep talk, to answer questions about insurance, and to share in your successes. We feel this holistic approach to weight loss gives our patients the best chance to lose the weight and keep it off.
Interested in learning more about our process? Watch this free online seminar to find out why our patients have been so successful. Feel free to contact us today to learn more about gastric sleeve surgery. When you’re ready, schedule a consultation with one of our bariatric surgeons. We look forward to helping you on your journey to weight loss!