No. After weight-loss surgery, eating and drinking at the same time will flush food out of your stomach. This can make your stomach feel like it can hold more food, which can cause you to overeat. To avoid this sensation, we recommend drinking 30 minutes before and after your meals.
Walking, jogging, biking and swimming are just a few examples of exercises that can help you reach your target weight after your surgery. Plan to exercise for 30 minutes or longer three to five times per week.
Talk to your doctor about your medications before you leave the hospital. You may need to change your normal dosage for some time after your surgery. Ask your doctor or pharmacist about changing your medications to a liquid form.
Your skin may sag or feel loose after surgery. The decision to receive plastic surgery to shape or tone your body is up to you. Exercise can help some patients achieve their desired results. If you decide you want plastic surgery, you should wait at least two years after your weight-loss procedure.
Women of childbearing age should be able to have children after their surgery. Losing weight can even increase your ability to conceive. We recommend you wait at least 18 months before trying to become pregnant.
Individual results may vary. There are risks associated with any surgical procedure. Talk with your doctor about these risks to find out if bariatric surgery is right for you.
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