is after weight loss surgery that for the
first few months some will
experience the most rejuvenating period of the lives in a long
time. This is because you will lose pounds by the numbers yet
previously you could hardly drop a few pounds.
others they will literally wake up and ask "What in heavens name did I
do to myself?" This happens as it hits home how life is going to
avoid negative psychological state of mind it is imperative that one
attend counseling on your life after weight loss surgery. Infact most
professional centers will not allow you to undergo surgery without pre
post surgery counseling. This will help you anticipate the great
changes brought about by weight loss surgery.
Here we look of some of the changes. It by no means entails all
possible changes in post bariatric surgery.
The Main Changes After Weight Loss
The first noticeable change that will
will be on your diet. From
the time you walk out of surgery and for the rest of your life, your
dietary needs and habits will be changed forever. It is required of you
to adhere to these changes to avoid regain that can even occur with
bariatric surgery in place.
post weight loss surgery
diet will mainly consist of small meals. Since the surgical
procedure tends to reduce the size of your stomach, you can rarely hold
more than one cup of food at a time. However it should be noted that
with complete heading of the procedure, at the 6-9 month your "small
stomach" has capability to expand.
you train it to accommodate more food it will expand and allow you to
Similarly the procedure tends to restrict the kinds of food you eat.
And though with time you will eat nearly all the variety of foods you
could pre-surgery, some variety you will need to stay away
a lot of sugar stuff and you end up with dumping syndrome which results
to nausea, vomiting and such stomach irritations you will quickly learn
to pass such foods.
The trick with the post surgery diet is to eat high nutritious food low
in calories supplement. Vitamins and minerals and finally
thoroughly chew your food to avoid risking blocking your
significant dietary change is you will need to learn to constantly sip
fluids. Even with a reduced stomach your body still needs to be
hydrated. But since you cannot help more that ½ a glass of
water at a time you will need to be sipping water/ fluids through the
major change after weight loss is what refered to wrongly as loose or
hanging skin. The theory behind this is that as you gained weight the
skin had to stretch to allow for fat deposition. The bigger you grow
the more the skin stretched.
the extremely obese, the skin has stretched beyond if elastic level and
cannot possible shrink back to its original state. And with huge
amounts of weight loss, the skin doesn’t shrink back and ends
skin after weight loss surgery
is common around the waist abdomen,
under arms thighs and buttocks as well as chest. This depends on how
your body deposits fat. Unfortunately only cosmetic surgical procedures
are recomended to most people to remove this excess skin. The argument
is that exercises only tone the muscle but do not tighten skin.
loss liposuction can not help tighten skin either.
excess abdominal skin it is usually recomended you have a
tummy tuck or what is technically known as abdominaplasty. Loose arm
skin calls for an arm life (branchic plasty), lose chest and breast
skin needs a breast lift on mastorexy while both thighs and buttock
In cases of huge amount of fat loss, the individual may require all
these cosmetic surgeries to improve body contour. This is called a body
lift. All these are additional cost to weight loss surgery.
these body contouring leave significant amounts of scaring. Infact the
decision is usually a matter of trade off. You either choose to have
loose skin and an unshapely body, or tight skin with body contour but
with scaring. Generally those with huge amounts of redundant skin opt
for the scaring. But it seems most people are more conscious of the
scaring than with loose skin. This however does not need to be, other
options are discussed in the weight loss guide.
third major change after weight loss surgery is lifestyle. You cannot
afford to live the way you used to pre-surgery. You will need to be
physically active to keep the weights off and also to improve general
health. You will also need to choose your diet carefully and healthy
About Losing Belly Fat" (get it FREE
puts lifestyle change central to a
weight loss. It approaches it from the top four reasons for weight loss
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change as new information on weight loss becomes
available. The information is intended for
educational purposes only. Please
consult your healthcare provider before beginning
any kind of weight loss program