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How much weight will you lose after weight loss surgery?

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Ask your doctor how much weight you can expect to lose. The type of weight loss surgery makes a difference. Surgeries that affect digestion, such as gastric bypass, tend to result in faster and greater weight loss than adjustable banding procedures.

Many people find that their weight loss ebbs and flows over months, dropping, then leveling off, and then dropping again. Depending on the procedure, you might keep losing weight for up to 2 or 3 years after surgery.

SOURCES:

American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery web site: "Post-Bariatric."

American Society for Bariatric Surgery web site: "Brief History and Summary of Bariatric Surgery: Gastric Bypass."

American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery web site: "Bariatric Surgery: Postoperative Concerns."

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive Kidney Diseases, "Gastrointestinal Surgery for Severe Obesity."

WebMD Medical Reference: "What is Gastric Bypass Surgery?"

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on August 8, 2018

SOURCES:

American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery web site: "Post-Bariatric."

American Society for Bariatric Surgery web site: "Brief History and Summary of Bariatric Surgery: Gastric Bypass."

American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery web site: "Bariatric Surgery: Postoperative Concerns."

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive Kidney Diseases, "Gastrointestinal Surgery for Severe Obesity."

WebMD Medical Reference: "What is Gastric Bypass Surgery?"

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on August 8, 2018

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