How much weight can I lose with gastric sleeve surgery?

Gastric sleeve surgery, also known as sleeve gastrectomy, is a type of weight loss surgery that involves reducing the size of the stomach to help individuals lose weight. While the amount of weight lost varies from person to person, gastric sleeve surgery can lead to significant and sustainable weight loss for many individuals.

During gastric sleeve surgery at Formedi in Antalya, Turkey, the surgeon removes a large portion of the stomach, leaving behind a smaller, banana-shaped "sleeve" or tube-like structure. This reduces the stomach's capacity to hold food, leading to feelings of fullness with smaller meal portions and reduced calorie intake.

The amount of weight lost with gastric sleeve surgery depends on several factors, including:

1-) Initial Weight: Individuals who are significantly overweight or obese may lose more weight following gastric sleeve surgery compared to those who are moderately overweight.
2-)Diet and Exercise: Following a healthy diet and incorporating regular exercise into your lifestyle can enhance weight loss results after gastric sleeve surgery.
3-) Commitment to Lifestyle Changes: Gastric sleeve surgery is a tool to help individuals achieve weight loss, but long-term success depends on making sustainable lifestyle changes, such as adopting healthy eating habits and practicing portion control.

On average, individuals can expect to lose approximately 50-70% of their excess body weight within the first 12-18 months following gastric sleeve surgery. For example, if a person has 100 pounds of excess weight, they may lose between 50 to 70 pounds after surgery. However, individual results may vary, and some individuals may lose more or less weight than average.

In addition to weight loss, gastric sleeve surgery can also lead to improvements in obesity-related health conditions, such as type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, sleep apnea, and joint pain. Many patients experience increased energy levels, improved mobility, and a better overall quality of life after surgery.

It's important to note that gastric sleeve surgery is not a quick fix or a solution for everyone struggling with weight loss. Your plastic surgeon will assess your medical history, weight loss goals, and overall health before recommending gastric sleeve surgery as an option.

While gastric sleeve surgery can be highly effective for weight loss, it's essential to have realistic expectations and commit to lifelong lifestyle changes to maintain results.

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