Living With The Lap Band
Surgery is just the very first step in the process to sustained and successful weight loss. What you will find is that Living with the Lap Band requires changes in how you eat, when you eat, why you eat and so much more. Our hope is that you will find information and insights from other patients that will help you in your journey to weight loss success.
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The Lap-Band is adjustable, the adjustment is done with a Lap-Band fill , which means that unlike other bariatric surgeries, once it is placed inside you, it can be adjusted to custom, fit your needs as you lose weight. The Lap-Band is adjusted by your surgeon accessing your port, which he or she sewed into your abdomen during surgery. The port is connected by tubing to the band and when your surgeon injects saline solution into the port, it flows through the tubing and inflates the band. Fluid can also be withdrawn and the band will be...read more
The Lap Band diet after surgery is another tool to help you lose weight. Just as the Lap-Band itself is a tool by making it easier to consume fewer calories than you otherwise would. It is a surgery that can help you feel full sooner and stay full for longer periods of time, however, unlike other bariatric surgeries, the Lap-Band does not “keep you” from eating any particular foods or even “keep you” from eating a certain quantity of food. There is no “dumping syndrome” like with gastric bypass, thus there is no immediate...read more
Pregnancy After Lap Band is not anything to be concerned about as long as you have started your weight loss journey. For many obese women, the inability to become pregnant is a major complication of their excess weight. While simply losing weight is not a “cure” for infertility, there are a variety of biological and hormonal factors that can come together when weight loss occurs to create a much more fertile environment in which conception and pregnancy can take place. By losing weight, women can often...read more