Question: How do I tell my family I have weight loss surgery?

Do I have to tell people I had weight loss surgery?

You are not obligated to tell anyone about your medical decisions. If youve had or are planning to have weight loss surgery, you dont have to tell coworkers, friends or family. Even your employer has no right to know. That said, many people want to share their news.

How long does it take your stomach to heal after weight loss surgery?

Within a few weeks, you should start to feel less tired and get back into your normal routine. However, your stomach will still be healing. On average, it takes about 2-3 weeks for the incisions to heal and 6-8 weeks for the stomach staple line to heal.

How long do you have to take off work for weight loss surgery?

Typically, we recommend that patients wait between 1-2 weeks (for Lap-Band procedures) to 2-4 weeks (for stapled procedures such as gastric sleeve or bypass) before returning to their jobs. This assumes that the job does not require strenuous activity.

Does weight loss surgery affect having kids?

Its safe to get pregnant after bariatric surgery — after your weight stabilizes. After surgery, your body goes through potentially stressful changes and significant nutritional upheaval, which can pose problems for a growing baby. Pregnancy after weight-loss surgery isnt an issue.

How long after bariatric surgery can I get pregnant?

How long should you wait after surgery to get pregnant? Experts suggest that a woman wait for 1 to 2 years after bariatric surgery to get pregnant. This surgery helps people lose a lot of weight quickly. Getting pregnant too soon after surgery could mean that a growing baby might not get needed nutrients.

Can your stomach burst after gastric sleeve?

One risk of a gastric bypass is digestive juices and partly digested food leaking through an anastomosis. This is a serious complication after gastric bypass surgery. A leak may happen up to several weeks after surgery. Most occur within a few days after surgery.

What are the cons of Gastric sleeve?

DisadvantagesNot reversible, because part of the stomach is removed.Weight loss may be more difficult or lessened without the intestinal bypass.The body still tolerates carb-rich and high-fat foods, which can slow weight loss.No dumping syndrome (discomfort from eating foods rich in carbs)More items

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