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Plastic Surgery after Lap-Band Surgery

Posted by on Jan 19, 2012 in Lap-Band Success Stories | Comments Off

Plastic Surgery after Lap-Band Surgery

In September of 2008 Robin weighed over 300 pounds and wore a size 22/24. Robin had Lap-Band surgery and Fast forward to November 2011 and Robin weighs  189 pounds and wears a size 16.  She then decided to have plastic surgery after Lap-Band surgery. Her story about her Plastic Surgery after Lap-Band Surgery: Plastic surgery is a personal decision. I could not see past the extra skin. I could not see all the progress I made with the Lap-Band because the extra skin hid it from me. I did a lot of research on the areas plastic surgeons as well...

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Rebecca’s Story: Weight loss 126lbs

Posted by on Jan 11, 2012 in Lap-Band Success Stories | Comments Off

Rebecca’s Story: Weight loss 126lbs

Like many people, I have struggled my whole life with my weight and was emotionally isolated from the world. My dad, a doctor, watched me struggle through every diet plan there was, and fail miserably every single time, but he always supported me. The second I stopped dieting, I gained the weight back plus a whole lot more. I was physically drained with knee pain, Gerd, and joint problems. My father is the one who talked to me and introduced me to the Lap-Band surgery.  I was ready to take on this new life style and was going to win at weight...

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The Lap-Band helped Tess lose 161lbs

Posted by on Jan 5, 2012 in Lap-Band Success Stories | Comments Off

The Lap-Band helped Tess lose 161lbs

Tess’s Lap-Band Story:  Every day I felt the stigma that comes along with being obese in a modern society. It shouldn’t feel that way but it is there and very real.  My self esteem was not the only thing suffering, my health was as well. I had become so obese that I was becoming immobile, had sleep apnea, and was developing high blood pressure.   The reason I chose Lap-Band surgery was because it was the least invasive of all the weight loss surgeries. I learned it was a tool that would teach me to eat properly and to take care...

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Holly lost 130 lbs with the Lap-Band

Posted by on Dec 31, 2011 in Lap-Band Success Stories | Comments Off

Holly lost 130 lbs with the Lap-Band

Holly loved amusement parks and especially riding roller coasters with her children. After waiting patiently for hours in line for that front seat in a new rollercoaster, that everyone was raving about, she was turned away because she couldn’t fit into the seat. The devastation of that moment made Holly realize that once and for all she had to do something about her weight and it didn’t matter to her how much it cost, how much time it would take, or how much she would have to sacrifice along the way, she was going to do something about her...

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Lap-Band Complications

Posted by on Dec 29, 2011 in Lap-Band-Complications | Comments Off

Lap-Band Complications

Lap-Band Complications are fairly common after you have had surgery.  Keep in mind however that many of these complications are very minor and can be avoided by following a few easy to follow instructions. The Lap-Band is a minimally invasive surgical procedure that can lead to similar weight loss results as other, more complex, surgeries like gastric bypass and gastric sleeves.  Although the rate of Lap-Band complications and death in  surgery patients is extremely low, the Lap-Band does have a higher instance of smaller, more annoying...

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Lap-Band Fill

Posted by on Dec 20, 2011 in Living With The Lap-Band | Comments Off

Lap-Band Fill

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...

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Lap Band Diet After Surgery

Posted by on Dec 7, 2011 in Lap-Band FAQ, Living With The Lap-Band | Comments Off

Lap Band Diet After Surgery

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...

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Pregnancy After Lap Band

Posted by on Dec 6, 2011 in Living With The Lap-Band | Comments Off

Pregnancy After Lap Band

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...

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Lap-Band Problems: Will I Have Pain After Surgery?

Posted by on Dec 6, 2011 in Lap-Band FAQ | Comments Off

Lap-Band Problems: Will I Have Pain After Surgery?

Most folks who have Lap Band Problems  after surgery complain of a little  pain after surgery. Those who usually have pain, usually find that the pain is related to the gas used during the procedure. The abdomen is inflated with carbon dioxide so the surgeon can see inside the body cavity to place the Lap-Band and most of the gas is expelled before the incisions are closed but the little that remains may cause some discomfort. Your surgeon can certain tell you about any Lap Band problems that you could expect but overall most patients are...

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How Much Weight Will I Lose With Lap-Band ?

Posted by on Dec 6, 2011 in Lap-Band FAQ | Comments Off

How Much Weight Will I Lose With Lap-Band ?

The question that we most hear is how much weight will I lose with lap band ? The simple answer is “it depends”. If you follow closely your doctors instructions and are the “perfect Lap-Band patient” than you can expect to reach 70-80% of your goal weight within 18 months. How much weight you lose usually is in direct proportion to how much you are willing to do. Remember the Lap-Band is just a tool. It’s not magic and it’s necessary for you to do your part. Here is how it works: The Lap-Band gastric band,...

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