Although there are no long-term results shows that the stomach may grow again after having Gastric sleeve surgery, it is proved that after a successful procedure, desired weight loss is achieved and sustained for many years. Ideal and desired weight of the patients is obtained approximately in 2 years after the surgery.
After the operation, 10-15 pounds of weight loss is achieved in the first month, while weight loss occur slower in the following months. It is also unhealthy and not recommended to weight loss to happen too quickly already. In such case, both vitamin and electrolyte deficiencies may occur and some parts of the body can sag. Average weight loss should be 4-5 pounds per month.
Gastric sleeve surgery is a procedure which aims to achieve weight loss by decreasing the size of stomach. If it is required to examine bariatric surgery methods, on average, 50-75% of excess weight loss is a successful and reachable goal. This goal is often reached at the end first year. But the weight loss speed and the consistency of the process are usually more dependent on the gender, age, diseases, eating habits of patients.
Properly managing the post-operative period of the surgery and changing the lifestyle is effective on the success rate. If weight loss slows down or stops after obesity surgeries, the first thing patients should do is to find out the factors that cause this situation. The best way to do this is to delicately track the food/drink and exercise. It may be boring, but it is proven to be efficient. People often eat more than they think. Snacks ate while watching TV, drinks with sugar inside, snacks consumed at midnight before bed, and many other eating behaviors can increase the amount of food people consume.
After Gastric sleeve surgery, growth of the stomach to a certain degree is a natural process. But when it is too much growth of the size of the stomach, this can cause the weight gain again. In order to prevent the patients to return to the old overweight, the stomach must not return to its old large size. After Gastric sleeve surgery, failing on the appropriate nutrition instructions and not adjusting the lifestyle are the main reasons for the stomach to grow.
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The most significant mistake of the nutrition plan is the drinking of carbonated drinks and the simultaneous intake of liquid and solid foods. Decrease on stomach size is not expected if you are careful with the rules of solid liquid and carbonated drinks including soda.
People have stomach volume between 2 to 4 liters. In contrast to the common belief, the difference between fat people’s and thin people’s stomachs is not much. When people feel the hunger and send a signal to the brain that they are about to eat, stomach muscles relax and get ready for the coming nutrients. While eating, the average person’s stomach can expand five times than normal size. A big part of the stomach is take out with Gastric sleeve surgery.
In surgery, the part of the stomach that has ghrelin, which is also known as the hunger hormone, is removed too. Plus, the taken part of the stomach is the part which has a thinner stomach wall and therefore it is more prone to expand. The part of the stomach left behind is thick-walled, its flexibility is less and it is harder for that part to expand.
The 80 percent of the stomach is removed out and the hunger hormone is not there anymore; that is how patients to lose weight after Gastric sleeve surgery. Although the stomach, which has decreased in size, expands a little during eating, it is one-tenth of the old size after the surgery, and patients consume less food because they do not feel severe feeling of hunger.
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