You might think it’s silly to be on a pre-op diet before getting weight-loss surgery – but there is a very good reason for it.
- The main reason is medical; it will assist in shrinking your liver before surgery, improving the safety of the operation as well as allowing better access to the surgeon. The liver size must be no greater than 25 cm for the surgeon to operate safely.
- It helps you lose weight prior to surgery because the healthier you are going into surgery, the better.
- The more you can change your behaviors and habits prior to surgery, the more likely you will keep the weight off long-term. Remember, surgery is just a tool to assist you.