Maintaining your body’s BMI has many health benefits, and obesity, on the other hand, serves as a risk factor for many diseases, and this is the reason why every doctor tells you to maintain a healthy weight. If you are somebody who is not able to shed the extra weight, a Plano gastric sleeve surgery can be the right fit for you.
What is a gastric sleeve weight loss surgery?
It is a surgery in which surgeons operate on your stomach and remove a part of it and sew it together to reduce its size. With this surgery, the stomach becomes banana-sized and is also called a “sleeve”; this stomach is just about 10 to 20 percent of the original stomach. This surgery results in you feeling full with just a portion of the food that you used to eat. Not just that, the part of your stomach that is responsible for making hormones that result in boosting up your appetite is also removed in the process, so you don’t feel hungry that often.
How does it work?
Since this surgery helps in feeling full with a small amount of food, you tend to lose weight, and even your normal activities will result in a calorie deficit. It helps you in losing weight as it encourages new healthy eating habits.
Who can get it done?
The doctor might want to run some tests on you before the surgery; however, it is a commonly performed surgery. This surgery would be a perfect fit for somebody who has at least a BMI of 40 which would mean that you are easily 100 pounds more than your ideal weight.
After the surgery
The surgery takes about 1 hour to be performed, and after that, the doctor gives you strict guidelines which are to be followed for about two to three months before you can shift to your regular meals.
For the first four weeks, you can just eat pureed food and protein shakes. For the next 1 to 2 months they advise you to switch to soft solid foods along with a few guidelines like taking mineral and vitamin supplements every day and drinking water only after half an hour of eating.
Gastric sleeve surgery is a good way to lose the weight causing you trouble and put you on the path of healthy living.