Bariatric surgery or weight loss surgery is the only method that leads to sustained weight loss in patients suffering from clinically severe obesity or morbid obesity. There are various types of bariatric operations. The mechanisms by which bariatric surgery leads to weight loss are listed as under:
In the first 3 to 6 months after the surgery, weight loss is the fastest and most patients would lose approximately 50% of their excess weight. After 6 months, weight loss slows down but continues for about 12 to 18 months. It is important to keep up with regular exercise, follow a healthy diet, keep up with follow up schedule of your bariatric team and attend support group meetings regularly to maintain the weight loss.
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