Frequently Asked Questions
Patients after Sleeve Gastrectomies generally feel very well, however nausea and vomiting are side effects of having had a General Anaesthetic.
Weight-loss results vary from patient to patient, and the amount of weight you lose depends on several things. You need to be committed to your new lifestyle and eating habits. Obesity surgery is not a miracle cure, and the kilograms won't come off by themselves. It is very important to set achievable weight-loss goals from the beginning. Weight loss of over 1kg a week in the first year after the operation is possible, but this varies from patient to patient. Twelve to eighteen months after the operation, weekly weight loss is usually less. Your main goal is to have weight loss that prevents, improves, or resolves health problems connected with severe obesity.
Not usually, after a Sleeve Gastrectomy. As a rule, plastic surgery will not be considered for at least a year or two after the operation. Usually, the skin will mould itself around the new body tissue. You should give the skin the time it needs to adjust before you decide to have more surgery.
Plastic Surgery is much less commonly required in patients who have Sleeve Gastrectomies or Lap Banding as opposed to other types of Obesity Surgery.