How quickly weight loss surgery works depends on the operation you have. A gastric sleeve or gastric bypass work very quickly, with most of the weight coming off in the first year, after which the speed of weight loss slows down and plateaus in year 2. For gastric band patients, weight loss results depend upon how quickly the band adjustments reach the required degree of restriction (without causing over-restriction). In general, weight loss is more gradual and steady after a band, meaning that it often takes about 2 years to reach your target weight.
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