Weight-loss surgery changes your body. That’s the aim, right? But you need to give yourself enough time to recover from the operation and adjust to a changed digestive system and diet.
For the first few days, you’ll be in hospital under close observation and on a liquid diet. After that, you’ll recover at home and, after a couple of weeks, start eating soft, solid foods.
You may need a couple of weeks off work to recover from the surgery and adjust to your changed body. You should also be enrolled in a comprehensive aftercare program to ensure you have support from your surgeon, dietitian, psychologist and exercise physiologist over the next 12 months.