Normal eating is restored gradually:
• The day following the operation, after an x-ray examination, food intake is liquid. Then, 2 to 3 hours later, the diet becomes semi-liquid (soup, yoghurt, fruit compote). Finally, 12 days after the operation it returns to a normal mixed diet.
• Small mouthfuls of solids from the 13th day until the band is inflated for the first time.
• Mixed diet for 2 to 3 days and then small mouthfuls of solids.
• Patients eat less in terms of quantities but can resume a normal social life such as going to a restaurant. The nutritional quality remains the same.
The ultimate goal of the Le Goff Technique is a surgical procedure with the band inflated as little as possible, even if weight loss is considerable, even if eating habits and the psychological relationship with food have changed and even if a sporting activity has been resumed.