Gastric Sleeve Surgery FAQs

Are The Results of a Gastric Sleeve Permanent?

How long the results of your gastric sleeve last will depend on the effort you are willing to put in to maintaining a healthy lifestyle after the surgery. A healthy diet and regular exercise are important to encourage and maintain weight loss. The size of your new stomach can be increased due to stretching if you do not adhere to a healthy, balanced lifestyle.

Will Having a Gastric Sleeve Affect My Ability to Get Pregnant?

A gastric sleeve should have a positive impact on pregnancy and childbirth. Many women with obesity suffer from subfertility as a result of their weight. However, as you lose weight, your fertility increases and you are much more likely to be able to conceive. It is important that you are aware of this effect if you want to avoid getting pregnant.

Additionally, losing weight will result in a significant reduction in the risk of complications during pregnancy and childbirth. Your weight loss will allow you to be much more active both during and after pregnancy. This will ensure that you can get maximum enjoyment out of what should be a very happy time in your life.

How Do I Know If I Am Suitable For a Gastric Sleeve?

This will depend on a number of factors. These include your BMI, your age, your current medical and psychological health, and your motivation to go ahead with the surgery. The final decision on your suitability for a gastric sleeve will be made by your surgeon but they will of course involve you in the decision making process.

Published: Tuesday, February 9, 2021

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