Given that diabetes is becoming more common among Asians, the Obesity Surgery Society suggests that the customers must have a body mass index (BMI) of more than 32.5 or higher with obesity-related health issues such as diabetes, hypertension, or sleep apnea, etc.
In most cases, patients typically stay in the hospital for 5 days and 4 nights after surgery. Normally, patients can walk comfortably and return to work the following day. However, it is important to be cautious and avoid heavy lifting or tasks that require prolonged abdominal strain. Office-type work can usually be resumed right away.
Eating is divided into three time periods:
1. In the first 1-14 days after surgery, it is recommended to consume medically prescribed foods such as milk or protein to help the stomach recognize the food intake.
2. From day 16 to day 30 post-surgery, you can consume a wider variety of foods, such as steamed fish, soft-boiled eggs, and minced pork tofu soup.
3. Beyond 30 days post-surgery, you can eat almost normally, but it’s important to chew your food for at least 30-45 seconds before swallowing.
After completing the surgery and recovering for 14 days, you can engage in light physical activities like short walks. After 30 days, you can gradually start participating in higher-intensity sports such as brisk walking or yoga. Beyond 45 days, you can also seek guidance from a fitness trainer.
– You might experience slight nausea.
– There might be minor hair loss.
– Excess skin may be noticeable after the surgery.
– These symptoms are expected to improve within a timeframe of 5 to 12 months.
The surgery is performed laparoscopically, resulting in small incisions that aid in quicker patient recovery. Patients will have small incisions on their abdomen, consisting of 5 incisions near the ribcage about 2 mm each.
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