If your lifestyle choices have resulted in weight gain after gastric bypass or endoscopic sleeve procedure, you needn’t be discouraged. We have a solution that will help you reach your goals and maintain them long-term. At Batash Endoscopic Weight Loss Center, located in Rego Park, NY, we offer a revision treatment called Resculpt that is performed endoscopically, allowing you a second chance at weight loss.
What Is Resculpt?
Resculpt is a revision treatment that helps address weight gain in individuals who have lost their results after undergoing a gastric bypass or endoscopic sleeve procedure. This revision treatment helps address any weight that you have gained post-procedure so that you can reach your body goals once again and look and feel your best.
This non-surgical treatment aims to shrink both the stomach and the stoma. This procedure is an opportunity for those who have gained weight after a weight loss surgery to reach their body goals and maintain those goals long-term.
What Causes Weight Gain After Surgery?
Different factors can contribute to weight gain after an original procedure designed to promote weight loss. For example, lifestyle factors, stomach expansion, and lack of discipline can cause you to regain weight. While this can feel discouraging, there is a solution, and it’s called Resculpt.
Patients who undergo gastric bypass surgery are at risk for the expansion of their stomach pouch. Additionally, the stoma, which is an opening in the abdominal wall, can also stretch out. Increased stomach volume can result in weight gain because it creates more space for food.
How Does It Work?
Resculpt is a revision procedure that uses endoscopic tools to address the stomach so that you can lose the weight that you gained after that original weight loss procedure. Suturing the walls together will shrink both the stoma and the stomach so that when you eat, you feel fuller faster.
This treatment takes approximately one hour to complete. During the procedure, we will use a specialized technique to suture the stomach walls to one another, which will reduce the total amount of stomach volume. This suturing technique is the same technique that is used during the Suture Sculpt Endoscopic Sleeve procedure that we perform for weight loss.
During the treatment, we will insert a device endoscopically that will suture the walls of the stomach. The goal of this device is to reduce the total volume of the stomach by 60%. The benefit is that this treatment does not alter the blood or nerve supply of the stomach, nor does it negatively impact intestinal continuity. The purpose of creating less volume in the stomach is to increase satiety so that you feel fuller faster.
Reducing Stomach Volume
When your stomach is reduced by 60%, it will be smaller, and you will feel fuller faster than you did before the treatment. This means that you will eat fewer calories, and the result will be consistent and significant weight loss. You will choose small portions and won’t be able to overeat since your stomach simply will not have the space to allow for that much food. This helps you not only lose that extra weight but keep it off for good.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is There a Recovery Period?
Once you undergo this treatment, you will be discharged within a few hours. You can expect to resume your normal daily activities within a few days of your appointment. While recovery results vary, some patients can return to work within one to two days of the procedure. You will not have to follow any physical activity restrictions, and you won’t have to deal with pain after the procedure is over.
What Kind of Results Can I Expect?
Once this treatment is complete, you can expect to experience an average weight loss equaling 20% of your total body weight within one year post-procedure. Results do vary among patients based on their initial weight and weight loss goals, but most patients continue to steadily lose weight during the year following their treatment.
How Can I Maintain Results?
You must walk into this treatment with realistic expectations. Resculpt is a successful procedure that will deliver results, but you are responsible for maintaining your weight loss results post-procedure. A healthy diet and a consistent exercise routine is the best way to ensure long-standing success.
The saying, “Calories in, calories out,” is popular, but there is such a thing as a nutrient-dense calorie and an empty calorie. Even though this treatment will force you to eat less food by default, which will result in significant weight loss, it is important that you consider what kind of foods you are eating.
Empty calories will not help you reach your results as quickly as choosing nutritious and nutrient-dense calories. However, when you consider what type of foods you are eating, it will make all the difference in how quickly you achieve your body goals, and it will help you maintain those goals permanently.
Monitoring Your Progress
Once we perform this treatment to help you achieve your body goals, we will monitor your progress for the following year. You will also receive one year of nutritional counseling to ensure that you stay on the right track. This accountability can help make all the difference in the world in helping you not only reach your weight loss goals but maintain them over time.
Who Is It Right For?
Resculpt is a revision treatment. It is designed to help those who have undergone gastric bypass or endoscopic sleeve procedures and have sabotaged their results through additional weight gain.
The benefit of Resculpt is that not only can we fix the damage that’s been done so that you can lose weight quickly and effectively, but we will support you with the accountability that you need to maintain your results long-term. Those who need to lose weight and do not want to undergo another surgical treatment make excellent candidates for this procedure.
Your Second Chance at Weight Loss
Weight gain can be discouraging, but you can move on from the past and embrace the future. Resculpt gives you a second chance at weight loss so that you can reach your body goals and thrive. This revision treatment will not only help you lose the weight and keep it off, but it will give you a new lease on life. Contact us today to schedule your consultation.