How soon can a teen have an active lifestyle after weight-loss surgery?

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When adolescents are obese, they are not active. Typically, they don’t play basketball; or tennis, and they don’t go out with friends. You’d be surprised at how inactive obese teens become. Many spend more time “plugged in” on the computer, iPhone and iPad than in other activities.

Weight-loss surgery is a new beginning for them. Adolescents who’ve had a gastric band can go back to school after a weekend. Those who’ve had a gastric sleeve and bypass can return to school in a week. All patients can begin low-impact aerobic exercise within two weeks and heavy, strenuous physical activity and contact sports in one month.

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Weight Loss Procedures and Surgeries

Weight Loss Procedures and Surgeries

Weight loss surgery procedures, including liposuction, gastric bypass, gastric botox and Lap Band surgery are viable options for those needing help with excessive weight loss. But they aren't without their risks. Weight loss surge...

ry procedures should only be performed on individuals for whom regular diet, exercise and medication didn't prove effective. Check out the answers below for more information on how weight loss surgery has advanced over time and which one might be best for you.
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