Your individual health may play a pivotal role in your family planning. If you want to have children of your own but are struggling to control your body weight, bariatric surgery could be the answer. Along with assisting with weight management, weight loss surgery makes it possible for many women to become pregnant. However, there are a few essential points to understand and a timeline to follow to ensure that you and your baby are safe and healthy if you want to become pregnant 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.
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.
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.Read More
Patients who undergo bariatric surgery can have a more rewarding and successful experience if they know as much as possible before going in. Even before your consultation for this procedure, you should understand two things: first, candidates must fit certain criteria for bariatric surgery, and second, surgery is NOT the easy way out.