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How Much Weight Can I Expect to Lose After Weight Loss Surgery?

Modern weight loss surgeries have been refined into precise procedures that yield reliable results for appropriate candidates. If you are a candidate for bariatric surgery, there’s no question that you WILL lose weight after surgery. The amount of weight you will lose depends on factors such as your starting weight, health, type of weight loss surgery, and lifestyle; notwithstanding, the average patient can expect significant and life-changing weight loss after bariatric surgery.

The First Month

During the first month after surgery, your body will begin to adjust to the surgical changes to your stomach and digestive tract. This process kick-starts immediate weight loss. Most patients will lose between 8 and 18 pounds by their post-operative visit about 2.5 weeks after surgery. With necessary dietary changes and graduated introduction of physical exercise, accelerated weight loss will continue.

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What is the Biggest Myth About Weight Loss Surgery?

There are many misconceptions and false ideas about elective surgeries. One widespread myth about weight loss surgery is that it is the “easy way out,” like some magic bullet that instantly fixes everything. Expert bariatric surgeons and patients who have undergone weight loss surgery can personally attest that it is definitely NOT the easy way out! But with the help of our team, you can navigate the challenges and experience life-changing benefits with your weight loss journey.

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