If you struggle with obesity, then you know how hard it is to get your weight under control. You may have been struggling with your obesity for years. One way you can gain control over your weight and finally say goodbye to all those extra pounds is to have gastric sleeve surgery. This is a type of surgery that is done to help people struggling with their weight who meet the criteria. You can learn more information about this weight loss procedure by reading more, which is offered in this brief guide on the gastric sleeve:
What is the gastric sleeve procedure?
This procedure involves having the surgeon reduce the size of your stomach. The procedure involves having a thin tube called a laparoscope inserted through small incisions into your abdomen and the surgeon removing roughly three-quarters of your stomach. The result will be you feeling full much faster, and this will help you to restrict the calories you eat, which will result in rapid weight loss.
The procedure usually only takes around an hour for the entire procedure to be done and for you to be placed in the recovery room where you will be monitored until you wake from the anesthesia and have good vital signs which include your blood pressure, your pulse rate, and your respiration.
What happens right after the gastric sleeve procedure?
After the procedure, you will have small incisions that have been stitched or stapled and you can expect them to heal quickly. In most cases, there will only be a very fine scar. You will only need to stay in the hospital for a few days, as long as everything went smoothly and you are recovering as expected.
You will be given information on what foods to eat, what foods not to eat, and how much to eat, as well as other instructions to help ensure a good recovery and the best weight-loss results. When you eat, you should expect to feel full quickly, and you will notice that you feel satisfied for hours, whereas you may have had a hard time getting full and staying satisfied for a period of time before having the procedure done.
What will life be like after healing from the procedure?
Once you are healed from the procedure, there will be a period of adjustment as you get used to the new way of eating. There will be certain foods you won't be able to eat anymore. For example, you will be instructed not to drink carbonated drinks, as they can stretch your stomach. The great news is that you will almost immediately begin to see rapid weight loss.
As soon as you are able to exercise, you should begin being more active. This will get easier as you increase your stamina and lose more weight. The exercise will be helpful when it comes to combating some of that excess skin that one is generally left with following such a substantial weight loss. The good news is the loose skin can be surgically removed to help you along on your journey of recreating your body.