- Bariatric surgery
- Weight loss surgery - global preferences
- BEFORE and AFTER bariatric operation - practical guidelines
How the weight goes away
Bariatric Surgery - DoctorWeight.com – 2008
After undergoing bariatric surgery to embark on a new life, you must have realistic expectations and understand the mechanisms of weight loss so as to help your organism lose weight. Desirable results will follow, but remember that the operation is a means and not an end in itself.
Life after surgery can be divided into two periods, that of weight loss and that of stabilization. Weight decreases with varying levels of intensity for 12-18 months. The time is necessary to the gradual transformation of your metabolism. It is believed that the optimal rate of weight loss is 1 kg a week. Moreover, slow reduction of weight allows your skin to regain its elasticity and to shrink at least partially (unfortunately, after a massive weight loss the skin almost never recovers completely, thus necessitating plastic surgery in the future).