Dear Madam or Sir,
I’ve been looking into weight loss surgery and was hoping you could provide me with some more details about it and alcohol restrictions.
I have a high-pressure job and married into a family of pretty social drinkers so alcohol is a pretty regular thing in my life. There’s usually a lot of booze at family gatherings, and we get together frequently, not just on the holidays kinda thing. So, basically, knowing myself the way I do I don’t think I’ll be able to 100% give up alcohol, at least not without the risk of becoming the black sheep of my family. And, after a hard day’s work, having a drink really helps take my stress level down quick.
So, I was wondering what the restrictions are for bariatric surgery and alcohol, specifically the gastric sleeve.
I have been doing a lot of research and I feel like the sleeve is my #1 surgery right now. Is the sleeve more or less strict when it comes to alcohol? Are there other procedures that would allow me to lose similar amounts of weight but are a little more forgiving in the alcohol department?
The sleeve’s alcohol restrictions aren’t going to be a deal breaker, but if I can get similar results with another procedure then why not?
Thanks in advance!
Pete in Los Angeles