Average recovery takes about 2-3 weeks for the incisions in your stomach to heal and between 6-8 weeks for your staple line to heal. After a month, most gastric sleeve patients are able to start a normal exercise regimen and are on the way to a full recovery.
What does full feel like after gastric sleeve?
Your post bariatric “feeling of fullness” could feel more like the discomfort that is occasionally associated with nausea. Some patients will also develop watering in the mouth or even the eyes. Typically this will decrease and become more controllable as time passes. Note that these are common abdominal symptoms.
Do you feel normal after bariatric surgery?
Feeling blue or depressed after bariatric surgery can be normal. Some patients experience thoughts such as “What have I done?” or feel overwhelmed by the required lifestyle changes after weight loss surgery. These feelings should subside with time, but you arent expected to push through alone.
How much weight do you lose first month after gastric sleeve?
Most patients lose between 2-4 lbs (0.9-1.8kg) every week for about 6-12 months. This results in a monthly weight loss of about 8 to 16 pounds. More weight is lost in the first month than in any other month, mostly due to the way eating is structured in that month.