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Can Brisbane Obesity Clinic help me with weight gain post gastric sleeve?

Can Brisbane Obesity Clinic help me with weight gain post gastric sleeve

Can Brisbane Obesity Clinic help me with weight gain post gastric sleeve?

Embarking on a weight loss journey is a transformative step towards reclaiming health and wellbeing, but what if you’re experiencing weight gain post gastric sleeve surgery?  

If the scale is starting to inch in the wrong direction and you’re left wondering, “Can Brisbane Obesity Clinic help me if I’ve already had bariatric surgery but have regained weight?”, read more below.  

We dive into common reasons, risks, and available solutions. 


Is weight gain post gastric sleeve common?  

While bariatric surgery is a powerful tool against obesity, it’s not a quick or easy fix that permanently guarantees weight loss. Instead, it aids you to make lifestyle changes. 

For that reason, a small percentage of weight regain is not uncommon. On average, individuals might regain 15-25% of their initial weight loss within a 5 to 7 year period post surgery.  

Understanding this possibility is the first step toward addressing it proactively. 


Common reasons for gaining weight after gastric sleeve  

Several factors contribute to weight regain including: 

  • Anatomical: gradual enlargement of the stomach pouch or outlet through certain eating behaviours. 
  • Hormonal: hormonal changes, such as those during menopause, can impact metabolism. 
  • Psychological: Depression, anxiety, and low self-esteem may hinder positive lifestyle behaviours. 
  • Behavioural: lack of exercise, poor food choices, snacking, grazing, and excessive consumption of high-calorie drinks. 

Research indicates that the gastric bypass procedure tends to have higher weight loss outcomes and lower rates of weight regain compared to the laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy. 


Solutions for weight gain after gastric sleeve  

With the help of Brisbane Obesity Clinic, we can get your weight loss journey back on track, including the following: 


Dietitian support and lifestyle changes 

Our dietitians will work with you to identify the contributing factors to weight gain and how we can mitigate or eliminate them. We’ll focus on diet quality, food behaviours, portion sizes, and exercise. 


Medication/pharmacologic management 

In some instances, Dr Adib may assess patients’ suitability for the use of appetite-reducing medication which can be effective if used in combination with lifestyle changes. 


Revision surgery 

Depending on the initial bariatric procedure, revision weight loss surgery may be an option for some individuals experiencing weight regain. This can involve resizing the stomach, reconfiguring the digestive tract or having a sleeve altered to a gastric bypass. These options are evaluated on a case-by-case basis, and are not a general solution 


Can Brisbane Obesity Clinic help me with weight gain post gastric sleeve? 

If you find yourself facing weight regain after bariatric surgery, reach out to Brisbane Obesity Clinic. Remember that progress isn’t always linear, but we’re here to support you every step of the way. 

So, whether it’s revisiting dietary strategies or considering revision surgery, if you have questions or need guidance, don’t hesitate to seek support.   

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