How much weight can you lose with gastric sleeve?

Gastric Sleeve surgery or Sleeve gastrectomy is a surgical procedure that induces weight loss by restricting food intake. It is the laparoscopic procedure.
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How much weight can you lose with gastric sleeve?

Unread post by tracy » Wed Oct 10, 2018 5:32 pm

the ultimate goal of undergoing weight loss surgery is to reach and maintain a long-term healthy weight. People who have undergone gastric sleeve surgery have lost anywhere between 42 percent and 78 percent of their pre-surgery excess body weight. But most people lose up to 60 percent of their excess weight following gastric sleeve surgery.That being said, you won’t lose that kind of weight overnight. It will take time to see significant results, but most patients hit milestones at 3, 6, 12 and 18 months.

Expect a quick surge in weight loss the first 3 months.

During this phase of your weight loss journey, you will gradually transition from consuming only liquids to eating solid food again. As a result, you could lose between 30 and 40 pounds in the first 3 months following surgery.

Your weight loss should start to level out at 6 months
At this stage, you will have likely lost between 30 and 40 percent of all your excess body weight. In addition, you should be averaging a weekly weight loss of one to two pounds.

You should be close to your goal weight one year after surgery.
Some people reach their weight loss goal within a year or are close to reaching it, but not everyone will. And it’s impossible to determine exactly how much weight you will lose within the first year.
At this point, your weight loss will greatly depend on your starting weight and whether or not you experience any setbacks caused by overeating or health-related complications.

Expect your weight loss to slow down after 18 months.
The 18-month mark is the point that you’ll start to max out your weight loss. It’s also important to note that when you undergo other weight loss procedures, such as gastric bypass, you’ll lose the majority of your excess weight in only 12 months.

However, losing an excessive amount of weight that quickly is not always better; it’s less natural and can result in more visible stretch marks and flabby skin.

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