Bariatric surgery is not a quick fix. You need long term commitment to get the best outcomes.
You will need to make substantial lifestyle changes before your surgery. This might mean giving up smoking and most patients will need to use meal replacements for 2-4 weeks beforehand to increase safety of the surgery.1
After your weight loss surgery, you will have to follow a healthy lifestyle plan and you will need to take vitamin and mineral supplements for the rest of your life. It’s important that you work on your mental health and get help if you need it, as it will increase your chances of success.17
Obesity is a chronic and progressive disease and there is a high likelihood that you may regain some weight at some point. If you stay connected with your healthcare team, you can help minimise weight gain and live a healthy, active lifestyle.1