With Lap-Band it may be possible to lose 2 to 3 pounds per week, but it is more likely that you will lose about 1-1/2 to 2 pounds per week.
Lap-Band Surgery Results
The purpose of Lap-Band surgery is to help you lose weight safely and steadily and improve your overall health and quality of life. Many Lap-Band patients have already experienced weight loss success and improved health because of the Lap-Band procedure. If you are committed to losing weight, the Lap-Band procedure will help you have positive results and successful weight loss as well.
During the initial consultation with a Lap-Band surgeon, you will be able to discuss your weight loss hopes and expectations. As you learn about Lap-Band weight loss surgery, from research on the internet, consultations with your surgeon, and knowing about success stories from other Lap-Band patients, the information will help you decide if Lap-Band Surgery is the best choice for your health as well.
How much weight and how fast can I expect to lose weight with Lap-Band Surgery?
Based on the average weight loss seen in other Lap-Band patients, you can expect to lose about 1-1/2 to 2 pounds per week and about 50% of your excess weight within the first year of surgery. Your individual results may be more or less than the average because weight loss is dependent on a combination of factors including your starting weight, your diet after surgery, and the amount of exercise you do.
Is the rate of weight loss with the Lap-Band safe?
The Lap-Band device helps you lose weight safely and steadily. In general, if you lose weight too quickly it can be a health risk. With Lap-Band it may be possible to lose 2 to 3 pounds per week, but it is more likely that you will lose about 1-1/2 to 2 pounds per week. The rate of weight loss experienced with Lap-Band Surgery is considered a safe amount.
What health conditions show improvement with Lap-Band Surgery?
Most Lap-Band patients find that their obesity related health conditions either improve or disappear completely as they lose weight. If you have medical conditions such as type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure (hypertension), obstructive sleep apnea, and knee pain, it is likely that you too will see your health improve as you lose weight.
What is the importance of follow-up medical appointments with Lap-Band Surgery?
After your Lap-Band Surgery, follow-up medical appointments are an important part of achieving a safe and significant long-term weight loss. During your appointments, your doctor will work with you to develop a personalized diet and exercise plan, monitor your weight, eating habits, and various symptoms and make any necessary band adjustments. Working with your doctor and keeping your follow-up appointments will help you achieve the healthiest weight loss possible.
How do weight loss results with Lap-Band compare to those of Gastric Bypass (RNY) Surgery?
At the five year mark, there is no difference in weight loss results between Lap-Band patients and Gastric Bypass (RNY) patients. Patients of the gastric bypass surgery tend to drop weight faster in the beginning, but the percentage of weight loss and the ability to keep the weight off after a couple of years is comparable.