Weight loss surgery changes how the body handles food and beverages. In order to allow the stomach to heal, weight loss surgery patients will be placed on a special meal plan. A very specific diet must be followed for 6 weeks. This diet restricts the types of foods and how much to eat and drink.
On the same day after surgery, you will be able to move around. You will be started on clear liquids the first day following surgery. It is important to follow the feeding instructions that your surgeon provides.
In addition to diet:
a long-term exercise plan is prescribed
regular follow-up appointments
Remember, surgery is only the start of a new you. You will be in control of the results of the surgery.