If you’ve chosen to undergo gastric sleeve surgery in Melbourne to help you on your weight loss journey, there are a wealth of ways in which you can aid your recovery in the wake of your surgery.
It’s important to understand that gastric sleeve surgery isn’t an overnight answer to a new dream body, but by following certain tools and techniques you can expect to see a radical and long-lasting changes to your shape.
How can I recover quickly from gastric sleeve surgery?
If you’re looking for methods that will support and assist your recovery following gastric sleeve surgery, Dr Arun Dhir a specialist surgeon with expertise in weight loss surgery has shared his tips below.
From different tactics you can employ to key practices that will help hasten your recovery, here are some strategies that are particularly beneficial to help you recover faster from gastric sleeve surgery.
Invest in an abdominal compression garment
Look after your diet
Adjust to a new sleep schedule
Drink more fluids
Striving to drink a litre of liquid a day after your surgery is a strategy all patients should undertake. Focusing on small, frequent, fluid intake of liquids such as tea, coffee, soups, and even shakes all count toward the litre you need to consume for optimal recovery. To make this step easier, try utilising the timer function on your smart phone. Setting an alarm to go off every hour will serve as a reminder to encourage you to have a drink and go for a short walk. Patients should endeavour to remain out of bed between sunrise and sunset, because this ensures they remain active which is crucial for a quick recovery.
Manage your stress
The last and final strategy of recovering faster is to manage your stress properly. There is often anxiety around surgery, and it’s not uncommon for patients to worry about the outcomes and risk of complications, which can cause a lot of anxiety to build up. Employing techniques such as breathing exercises, listening to soothing music, or reading something light are all great ways to manage your stress. Another technique is to listen to a guided meditation, which helps calm your mind, focus your attention and bring you into the present. We have created a free guided meditation soundtrack specifically for weight loss patients, which you can access here on our website.
Wherever you are on your weight loss journey get in touch with us today to find out how our dedicated team of experts in weight loss surgery in Victoria can help you on your journey towards long-lasting weight loss.
Get your FREE eBook