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Long Term Life Style

You Are in Complete Control of Your Success

Your surgeon will provide the procedure—a key tool for your weight loss—but you need to follow through with changes in several areas of your life.

Some General Guidelines

  • Don't smoke! Smoking injures your stomach and intestines. After surgery, you will have a smaller stomach and therefore a greater chance of developing bleeding ulcers.
  • Avoid aspirin and anti-inflammatory medicines like ibuprofen, Motrin, and Advil. These medicines increase your risk of developing bleeding ulcers. Instead, use the prescription anti-inflammatory medication, Celebrex.

More Changes to Your Way of Life