Hair loss. It is one of the most common side effects after weight loss surgery. It is also one of the things that causes people anxiety about having the procedure. Many people even decide not to have the surgery out of fear or losing hair. It is important to understand why hair loss happens for bariatric patients and things you can do to make the process less stressful.
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People often ask “how much weight can you expect to lose after weight loss surgery?” This is a fair question and is one that you might be asking yourself if you are in the pre-op stage. The short answer is, it depends.
The pre-op diet for weight loss surgery can be extremely challenging. In my opinion, it is the most difficult stage of the entire journey. This is because you have to be on an extremely strict diet prior to the procedure and since you haven’t had the surgery yet, you are just as hungry as ever! You have to be able to resist foods and get control without the help of the surgery. It can be really difficult because you don’t have the tool of the surgery yet. However, it is important to follow the guidelines because the purpose of the pre-op diet is to shrink your liver prior to surgery. If you don’t do it, you could risk having complications.
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