Patients generally want to know exactly how much weight they will lose after undergoing bariatric surgery. Surgical procedures such as Gastric bypass & Sleeve gastrectomy emerge as a lifesaver for those struggling hard with obesity and its related side effects.
The amount of weight you will lose depends upon several factors such as the initial weight, excess weight, adequate protein & liquid intake etc. but on an average people can lose around 80% of their excess weight after surgery.
Generally, people lose 10% of their initial weight in the 1st month after surgery. From the second month, they lose around 5% of their weight every month. The first 6 months is the golden period for weight loss. Weight loss continues for 18 months to two years post Bariatric surgery.
Once you start losing weight, you will feel motivated. Undoubtedly, weight loss surgery is not the easy way out to shed extra pounds but you should pursue a healthy lifestyle after undergoing it to maintain the weight long term