What to expect after Gastric Sleeve Plication Surgery
What Will It Be Like After Sleeve Plication Surgery?
It might be a bit scary when trying to make the decision for the right weight-loss surgery for you. With many options, you might not know which one will give you the best results without causing you to spend months recovering from the surgery. There are many risks and complications to consider and it is also very important to understand what your life will be like after surgery.
With many of the weight-loss surgeries, studies show the results for a large amount of patients and there is plenty of information. However, with gastric sleeve plication surgery, studies are still ongoing and there just isn’t much information. This is because plication surgery is very new and has not been around long enough to show the same results as other surgeries.
You can still find out what to expect after gastric sleeve plication surgery from the patients that have gone through the actual surgery. Starting with the recovery time, which is far reduced compared to sleeve surgery or bypass surgery, you can see a significant difference. With most weight-loss surgeries, you can expect a recovery time of 3 to 9 months, but with gastric plication surgery, you will be back to your normal day-to-day life within just a week or two.
Just like with most other surgeries of this nature, you will start with a liquid diet and gradually work your way back to eating solid foods. This will take some time and you will need to learn how to eat smaller amounts of food, chew your food thoroughly, and follow strict dietary restrictions to ensure your body gets the nutrients it needs.
Since no part of your stomach is actually removed, like with gastric sleeve surgery, your body can still absorb nutrients normally. Your diet won’t be as restricted and you won’t be at as high of a risk of malnutrition with this surgery. There will not be any open wound for heavy leaking either, like with sleeve surgery.
After gastric sleeve plication surgery, you can expect to see the majority of your weight loss within the first year. This is very common with all the different surgeries for weight-loss. The patients that went through this procedure with Angeles Health have seen similar weight-loss results as those going through a gastric bypass surgery.
You will need to make a few lifestyle adjustments after surgery, but these are common with all surgeries of this nature. With Angeles Health, you will automatically be enrolled in the Angeles Post-Procedure Support Program to help you towards your weight loss goals. We support you every step of the way from making the right decision for you to full recovery and a new lifestyle.