We have all hit a stage in life where we wanted to be better, be more – be able to look at yourself and think, “wow I am so happy with who I am.” Regardless if that moment happens on the outside or the inside, everyone deserves to love themselves and be comfortable in your own body. If you are ready to take the next step with affordable gastric sleeve in Mexico, see if you qualify today.
What to Expect After Gastric Sleeve
These before and after pictures, testimonials, and success stories should give you a sneak peek into life after gastric sleeve surgery. If you are still on the fence, here are more key components to expect from the vertical sleeve gastrectomy (VSG). Also, if you have a success story or progress that you’d like to share, please comment below!
Weight loss is significant and begins immediately following gastric sleeve surgery. The best results typically happen in patients who change their lifestyle habits through diet, exercise, and post-op diet. As long as you practice healthy eating habits, you are unlikely to stretch your stomach. Here is an average excess weight loss (EWL) for past patients at various stages of post-op sleeve gastrectomy surgery.
Percentage of Excess Weight Loss (%EWL)*:
- 3 months: 25-35%
- 6 months: 45-55%
- 1 year: 65-70%
- 18 months: 70-75%
- 3 years: 60-72%
- 10 years: 40-60%
Health and Quality of Life Benefits
Your Skin After Rapid Weight Loss
Vertical sleeve gastrectomy is performed using a minimally-invasive technique, known as laparoscopic surgery. Scarring tends to be minimal as the surgeon uses 3 to 5 tiny incisions across the abdomen – unless you choose single-incision instead. But being overweight or obese for a long period of time can create less-elastic skin around areas like arms, thighs, legs, and stomach.
Loose, Sagging, and Excess Skin
Sagging skin may appear due to the rapid weight loss after gastric sleeve. Depending on the skin’s elasticity, excess skin may need to be removed with cosmetic surgery procedures. Excess skin varies from patient to patient, usually being influenced by age, size, amount of weight loss, and period of time being overweight.
*Remember, individual results may vary and these results may not be typical.