So, you’ve decided it’s time to make a change.
Congratulations! You’ve taken the first step in your weight loss journey towards an improvement in your health, confidence, appearance, and overall quality of life. Choosing the right weight loss solution can be imperative to your results, which is why now is the time for research. The LAP-BAND® weight loss program offers a less invasive weight loss solution that can help you reach your goals, among many other benefits. Here are 5 things that you may not have known about the LAP-BAND® weight loss program offered at SmartShape™!
1. It Isn’t Permanent
Many surgical weight loss options result in permanent changes to your body. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing by any means. Each weight loss journey is different, as we all have different needs and medical backgrounds. Surgical solutions like the gastric sleeve or mini gastric bypass can help with long-term weight loss, but some patients may not qualify for surgery. That’s when a less-invasive weight loss solution, like the LAP-BAND®, can come in handy.
The LAP-BAND® is placed around the upper part of your stomach during a minimally-invasive procedure. It works by limiting the amount of food that you can eat at once, so that you feel satisfied from smaller portions. The gastric band can be adjusted or removed as needed throughout your weight loss journey. Your team of weight loss specialists at SmartShape™ will work closely with you to ensure that your weight loss is as comfortable and effective as possible.
2. You Don’t Starve Yourself
Your body requires adequate nourishment in order to function properly. Some fad diets may require that you only consume liquids, limit your calorie intake, or cut whole food groups entirely. These harsh diets can essentially make you feel like you’re starving. Most often, they have the opposite effect on your body and you can even gain weight instead.
With the LAP-BAND®, you’re encouraged to nourish your body with healthy food. Your team of weight loss specialists will help you to create a complete meal plan that not only can help you lose weight, but keep it off too. You will be provided with the tools and techniques to maintain a healthy lifestyle through your new and improved diet, for years to come.
3. You Learn How to Live a Healthy Lifestyle
The LAP-BAND® doesn’t do all the work for you. It’s a tool that you use to help you lose weight, while making healthy changes to your lifestyle . Your team of weight loss specialists at the SmartShape™ Weight Loss Centre are experts when it comes to making healthy choices. Your team can help you learn the basics of living a healthy life and how to adapt to a new lifestyle. They will help you understand how to properly structure your diet, plan regular meals, and grocery shop. Your team will even help you understand how to cook in a much healthier way.
It doesn’t stop there! Your team knows exercise like no other. They can help you learn new exercises and create an entire workout regimen. If you’re having trouble adapting to your new lifestyle, your support team is only one phone call away.
4. It’s the #1 Choice of Surgeons Around the World
The LAP-BAND® is the most used and researched gastric band worldwide . Although there are many bands that are similar, the competition doesn’t stand a chance. The LAP-BAND® is crafted with some of the finest materials and advanced technology available to the industry. The superior design evenly distributes pressure throughout the band, ultimately minimizing band-related complications. It’s no wonder it represents over 90% of gastric bands used worldwide.
Not only that, but over 90% of all published Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding research proving the safety and efficacy, uses the Apollo LAP-BAND® System. To top it off, it’s approved by both Health Canada and the FDA in the U.S.
5. Lose the Weight, Gain So Much More
The LAP-BAND® is about so much more than just losing weight. You can experience a wide variety of health benefits that can ultimately improve your quality of life. Some health benefits of significant and sustainable weight loss include improvements in:
- Depression by 47%
- Sleep apnea by 75%
- Diabetes by 80%
- Liver disease by 90%
- Headaches by 57%
- Heartburn by 72%
- Gout by 70%
- High cholesterol by 71% to 94%
Bariatric surgery has been shown to decrease the risk of mortality by 89%. If you would like to learn more about the health benefits of the LAP-BAND® weight loss program, contact us today . Our team of weight loss experts at the SmartShape™ Weight Loss Centre would be more than happy to help you explore your options.