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Keep in mind that while weight reduction surgery has the potential to improve your life, it is simply the first step. Following surgery, it’s critical to take steps to ensure that the results last and that your health and quality of life improve.

Don’ts after Bariatric Surgery:


Do Not Consume Carbonated Beverages

Carbonated beverages should not be consumed because the gases that cause them to fizz can build up in the stomach, stretching it out and generating extra room. This extra room boosts your desire for fizzy beverages, which is counterproductive to your weight-loss goals. Drinking with your meals is not a good idea – The velocity at which your meal goes to your small intestine is accelerated by liquid in the stomach. Dumping syndrome occurs when food passes through your system too quickly, causing symptoms such as perspiration, diarrhoea, bloating, cramps, vomiting, a racing heart, and low blood pressure. It’s better if you don’t drink 30 minutes before or after you eat. Consult your doctor if the dumping syndrome occurs frequently.

Do not Consume Alcohol.

Because your body will be more sensitive to alcohol than before, drinking the same amount of alcohol will sedate you far more than the legal limit. Because alcohol has a lot of calories but little nourishment, it should be avoided for at least a year. Even if you decide to resume drinking, do it in moderation. After weight loss surgery, avoid drinking alcohol on an empty stomach.

Do not Smoke

Smoking will cause you pain because your new stomach is narrower. Furthermore, carbon monoxide in smoke impairs the ability of blood cells to transport oxygen and nutrients to your cells. After weight loss surgery, it is recommended that you quit smoking completely or refrain from smoking for two to three months. The longer you wait, though, the better.

Wait before Planning Pregnancy.

It is not recommended to become pregnant right after a weight loss operation. It takes 12 to 18 months for a woman to achieve her weight loss goals and to become nutritionally optimal.
Do’s after a Bariatric Surgery.

Dietary Changes

Do eat small meals – Because the stomach size is substantially reduced by any bariatric surgery, you won’t be able to eat as much food as you used to without experiencing pain. To avoid stomach distress, consume small servings.

Do eat a lot of protein — You won’t be able to eat high-calorie foods after your surgery. As a result, the body looks for new sources of energy. This means that, in addition to fat loss, muscle loss will occur. Protein is a macronutrient that aids in the preservation of muscular mass. To begin, consume protein because your stomach is small and fills up quickly.

You’ll need all of the vitamins and minerals you need after the operation, but you’ll have to take supplements because the procedure will affect your body’s ability to absorb them. Vitamin insufficiency puts you at risk for a variety of health problems, including iron shortage, memory loss, renal illness, and more.

Drink Plenty of Water to keep Yourself Hydrated.

Reduce your intake of caffeinated and sugary beverages by drinking 2 to 3 litres of water per day. However, 15 minutes before eating, do not drink anything.

If you follow the doctor’s directions, you’ll have a better chance of recovering faster. Dr. Ravi Rao and his excellent team at Perth Surgical & Bariatrics are with you every step of the way following your weight loss surgery. Call us at 08 65581901 to take advantage of our services.