The weight loss is gradual and not sudden. This is also the safest way to lose weight. As a result of the surgery, patients lose weight because they eat less.The smaller stomach pouch becomes full after eating smaller amounts of food and causes a feeling of fullness, which persists until the next meal. The feeling of the need to snack food between meals is thus eliminated.*
On average patients will lose 2 pounds per week during the first year and thereafter the weight loss will still continue at a gradual rate.*
Many of the medical complications of obesity are reversed as a direct result of the weight loss. By five years patients will have lost on average 60% of their excess weight, which is equivalent to the weight loss realized by patients who undergo more complex weight loss surgery procedures, such as gastric bypass.*
* Results may vary from person to person.
Results may vary from person to person.