After Surgery

You’ll be put on a diet immediately after surgery!

  • For the first few days you’ll only be given liquids (clear soup, yoghurt, tea). After that, you’ll progress to mashed or soft foods and finally, after 3 or 4 weeks, you’ll be able to eat solid foods again.
  • This type of food intake after surgery is important, as it gives your body time to heal. Adhesions develop during this period, which are necessary to hold the band in place in the long-term.
  • Patients, who eat solid food too soon after their operation, run the risk of dislocating the band. This can necessitate another surgical procedure.
  • Some kinds of food will be more difficult to eat after the operation, and will need to be chewed thoroughly. This depends on the size of the opening between the two stomach parts. There is a direct correlation between the size of this opening and the amount of weight you would like to lose.

Eating habits after surgery