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What to expect after surgery

The Options program was designed to provide support and resources long term. Whether you had surgery recently or many years ago, we are here for you. Explore the tools and resources at every stage.

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Recovery phase (first few days
and months after surgery)

The first few days and months after surgery can be overwhelming. You’ll be recovering from major surgery and adjusting to a new way of eating and drinking.

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Honeymoon phase
(3 months to 1 year after surgery)

As you continue to recover and adjust to life after surgery, it’s important to stay on top of your nutrition, physical activity, and mental health and wellness. During this time, you are losing weight and getting used to a new lifestyle.

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1 to 2 years after surgery

At about 1 to 2 years, you will likely enter a maintenance phase when you will be focusing on staying healthy and maintaining weight loss.

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2 to 4 years after surgery

By 2 to 4 years after surgery, you have settled into a new post-surgery life.

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5+ years after surgery

At 5 or more years after surgery, your care team is still here to support you. At this point, many people report fully adjusting to post-surgery life.

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