When will I begin to lose weight?
Weight loss begins immediately after the operation. Most often, the greatest improvements in health occur in patients who began exercising and eating well before surgery.
How long does the weight loss process take?
The majority of bypass patients continue to lose weight for approximately 12 months. Banding patients lose weight more slowly, over about two years.
In either case, the best results are achieved when patients have realistic expectations and remain committed to their lifestyle changes.