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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

  • How does gastric sleeve work?
  • How much weight I can lose after gastric sleeve?
  • How is gastric sleeve performed?
  • Am I a suitable candidate for gastric sleeve?
  • Is gastric sleeve painful?
  • What are the advantages of gastric sleeve?
  • How much should I wait after gastric sleeve to get pregnant?
  • When can I get back to work after gastric sleeve?
  • Can I drink coffee after gastric sleeve?
  • When can I stand up after gastric sleeve?
  • Can I smoke after gastric sleeve?
  • When can I swim after gastric sleeve?
  • Will I experience hair loss after gastric sleeve?
  • Why is gastric sleeve so popular?
  • How much weight can I lose with stomach botox?
  • What are the side effects of stomach botox?
  • How long does the stomach botox last?
  • Is stomach botox alone enough for weight loss?
How does gastric sleeve work?

The aim of gastric sleeve operation is to reduce the food capacity of the stomach and thus achieve satiety with less food intake; this change of eating habits provide patients with rapid and effective weight loss.

How much weight I can lose after gastric sleeve?

The amount of weight patients loses after gastric sleeve operation changes depending on the individual condition of the patients; however usually, patients lose %75-80 of their excess weight after the operation.

How is gastric sleeve performed?

Gastric sleeve is performed by removing the %80-85 of the stomach out; the reduced size of the stomach changes the eating habits and leads for effective weight loss.

Am I a suitable candidate for gastric sleeve?

To decide if you are a suitable candidate for gastric sleeve operation, a detailed assessment should be made; your BMI value, current medical state and medical history are important while deciding on the operation.

Is gastric sleeve painful?

Gastric sleeve is performed under general anesthesia; patients do not feel any pain or discomfort during the procedure. After gastric sleeve, patients may feel some discomfort but it is very mild and disappears in a few days.

What are the advantages of gastric sleeve?

Gastric sleeve offers pain free and rapid weight loss to the patients; it is a very safe procedure which gives very effective results. It can also treat obesity related diseases like diabetes, heart diseases, high blood pressure.

How much should I wait after gastric sleeve to get pregnant?

Patients are advised to wait for at least 12 months after their gastric sleeve procedure to get pregnant.

When can I get back to work after gastric sleeve?

For the safety of the healing process, patients stay in the hospital for 3 nights; after they are discharged, it is recommended for patients to rest for another 3-4 days. Approximately one week off from week is advised.

Can I drink coffee after gastric sleeve?

Drinking coffee after gastric sleeve is not recommended; patients are usually advised to wait for at least a month to drink coffee after the surgery, however your surgeon’s opinion should be consulted to know the best time to drink coffee.

When can I stand up after gastric sleeve?

Patients are able to stand up and walk at the same day of the gastric sleeve procedure.

Can I smoke after gastric sleeve?

Smoking after gastric sleeve is not recommended sine it can affect the recovery period; patients should avoid smoking after gastric sleeve at least for a month.

When can I swim after gastric sleeve?

Patients can swim around 3 weeks after the operation.

Will I experience hair loss after gastric sleeve?

Hair loss is a common condition to experience within 3-4 months after the surgery due to lack of vitamin and zinc; it does not occur in every patient and when it occurs, it is not permanent. After your body adapts into its new state, your hair will grow back again.

Why is gastric sleeve so popular?

Gastric sleeve offers a very safe and effective medical procedure to patients; the results are life changing and side effects are very minimal comparing to many other surgical procedures.

How much weight can I lose with stomach botox?

In average, patients lose around 10-20 kg with gastric botox; but then again, with a strong and steady diet and exercises, this amount can go up to 30 kg.

What are the side effects of stomach botox?

Stomach botox does not have any serious side effects; some patients may feel nausea however it is usually very mild and only lasts for 1-2 days after the procedure.

How long does the stomach botox last?

The procedure itself lasts only for 10-15 minutes; the effects of stomach botox lasts around 6 months. If it is needed, the procedure can be repeated after 6 months.

Is stomach botox alone enough for weight loss?

Stomach botox requires patients’ effort to provide effective weight loss results; patients should follow a suitable nutrition plan and regularly exercise to achieve the maximum level of weight loss with the treatment.

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