Therefore, you may expect a 30 to 40 pound weight loss during the first 3 months. Typically patients continue to lose weight at a gradually slowing rate for the initial 9 to 18 months following their VSG and then (hopefully, with considerable effort on their part) stabilize at their nadir (lowest) weight.
Is it normal for weight to fluctuate after gastric sleeve?
This is a normal and transient phenomenon not to be worried about. With some time, weight starts to decrease again. Important! Temporary weight stalls does not indicate treatment failure or insufficient weight loss in the future.
When does weight stabilize after gastric bypass?
Weight loss is rapid during the first 2–3 months after the surgery, but slows down later. The lowest weight is reached around 9–12 months post-surgery. By this time, around 70–80%, and sometimes even 100%, of the excess weight will be lost.
How long does it take to feel better after VSG?
Average recovery takes about 2-3 weeks for the incisions in your stomach to heal and between 6-8 weeks for your staple line to heal. After a month, most gastric sleeve patients are able to start a normal exercise regimen and are on the way to a full recovery.
Why is my weight loss so slow after gastric sleeve?
Typically occurring after the three-week mark post-op, a gastric sleeve weight loss plateau is when the rapid weight loss slows down or stops altogether. Bariatric plateau is very normal, temporary and is generally caused by the bodys attempts at adjusting to a new diet and an alternative energy source.
How much weight should I have lost 3 months after gastric sleeve?
Expected Rate of Weight Loss in 3 Months You could lose an average of 25-35%* excess weight – between 30 and 40 pounds.
Can your stomach stretch back after gastric sleeve?
The answer is yes: your stomach will stretch a little bit after getting the gastric sleeve. In fact, its supposed to. Stomachs naturally stretch during normal operation, even before surgery.