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What to Expect After Weight Loss Surgery

What To Expect After Weight Loss Surgery

Mood and Energy Levels

It is common to experience low energy levels after bariatric surgery. Make sure you have help at home for the first few days, especially if you are a caregiver for young children or elderly family members.

Give yourself time to heal. Intersperse your periods of rest with 10-20 minute walks and deep breathing. You may experience periods of sadness. This is quite normal and potentially related to the medications you may have received while in surgery.

Post-Surgery Diet

Follow the Stage 1, Stage 2, and Stage 3 Dietary Guidelines given to you by your dietitian.

Physcial Limitations

  • Wait 24 hours post surgery before showering, unless specifically instructed otherwise by your surgeon
  • Use gentle soap, like baby soap, to go easy on your skin
  • Avoid driving or operating heavy machinery while taking prescription painkillers
  • Don’t lift more than 10 pounds for 4 weeks post surgery
  • In regards to sex, listen to your body and be careful for 2 weeks post surgery
weight loss procedures without surgery include diet modifications

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