Even after you have decided to undergo a surgical procedure to help you lose weight, you will still need to make some lifestyle changes to lose as much weight as possible and keep it off. Eating large amounts of food with a smaller stomach will certainly be problematic, so you will need to adjust your eating habits accordingly. There are some things you can do before your surgery to make the process go more smoothly and effectively.
A study by the Stanford University School of Medicine found that for every 1% of weight loss before surgery, you could expect to lose 1.8% more weight one year after surgery. Patients who lost at least 5% of their weight had a reduced operating time, which means a lower risk of complications.
You will also need to follow certain practices after your weight loss procedure in order to achieve the most effective results. The experienced weight loss doctors at Garden State Bariatrics will give you all the information you need to prepare for your bariatric surgery. Contact us today to learn more or schedule a consultation.