Can my stomach stretch again after bypass surgery?
Can my stomach stretch
again after bypass
Answering one of the most frequently asked questions by
bariatric surgery patients
The simple answer…
After receiving gastric bypass surgery, patients often times
want to know whether or not there’s a chance their stomach
could stretch back to the size it was before.
The answer to this valid question is yes, but your stomach will
never go back to its original size.
Proper post-surgery care…
Although gastric bypass surgery is a relatively safe procedure
these days, it is still important that the patient takes on the
responsibility of caring for themselves properly once they’ve
left the hospital.
The patient must adjust to new eating habits, but with a poor
diet after bariatric surgery, those new eating habits won’t
matter. If a patient’s new eating habits are not met with a
healthy diet, stomach stretching can occur.
What to do…
If you’ve recently received gastric sleeve surgery in Tijuana,
Mexico, or anywhere for that matter, here are some steps you
can take to limit your stomach’s stretching…
Eating large meals after bariatric surgery will certainly stretch
your stomach, so this should be avoided.
One large meal isn’t going to stretch your stomach too much,
but continuously doing so can certainly take its toll.
Eat until you’re satisfied, not until you’re stuffed.
Liquids take up room in your smaller stomach faster than the
solid food you eat so it’s important to limit how much you’re
drinking per meal so that you don’t fill up too quickly.
Drinking too much can also affect the digestion process, which
can be very harmful post bariatric surgery.
Eat light snacks…
If you think you might have trouble not overeating during
meals, try eating several smaller meals and snacks throughout
the day instead of the traditional breakfast, lunch and dinner.