Gastric sleeve surgery can produce excellent results if you stick to your diet and exercise plan after the procedure. Patients who do this can lose on average 50 to 60% of their excess weight within two years. The sleeve gastrectomy surgery is effective because it helps you to lose weight by making dieting easier for you in two ways.
Restricting the Amount You Can Eat
The main way that gastric sleeve surgery will help you to lose weight Is by reducing the amount of food that can fit into your stomach. Your stomach will be up to 85% smaller after the operation, so it will fill up much faster. You should therefore start to feel full much sooner when you are eating. Sticking to your diet should be much easier when you are able to feel full and satisfied even when you are only eating small portions of food. If you have found it difficult to diet in the past because you don’t feel full after eating, this effect of the gastric sleeve surgery could be particularly helpful for you.
Reducing Your Appetite
Gastric sleeve surgery can also help with your dieting in another way. Reducing the size of your stomach will also reduce the amount of appetite-stimulating hormones that it is producing. Having less of these hormones in your body should help to reduce your appetite. You will feel less hungry than you usually would while you are dieting. This effect can make the gastric sleeve procedure a great option if you have struggled to stick to diets in the past due to hunger. Although it will still take plenty of hard work to follow your diet and lose weight, the effects of the sleeve gastrectomy should help to make it a little easier.