Everybody has to begin their weight loss journey somewhere. So, why not start here? Exploring eligibility for certain weight loss procedures can help you narrow down your available options. It also gives you a chance to see what kinds of procedures you might be comfortable with. Ultimately, the best way to determine which weight loss surgery is best for you is by scheduling a free consultation. Our experts at SmartShape™ can help you explore your available options and outline the procedures and aftercare programs in more detail. Keep reading to explore some of the factors that determine eligibility.
The LAP-BAND® Weight Loss Program
The LAP-BAND® Weight Loss Program offers patients a less-invasive weight loss option. A gastric band is placed around your stomach during a minimally-invasive, laparoscopic procedure. Once the band is placed, a 12-month aftercare program enables patients to connect with their SmartShape™ support team.
To qualify for the LAP-BAND® Weight Loss Program, patients must:
- Be at least 16 years of age or higher
- Have a BMI of 30+
- Have had serious attempts to lose weight with only short-term success
- Be prepared to make a serious, long-lasting change
- Not drink alcohol in excess or have any illegal drug dependence
Many patients have had success with the LAP-BAND® at SmartShape™. If this sounds like a procedure that may benefit you, contact us today and request a free consultation.
The gastric sleeve procedure is a permanent weight loss solution. If you have struggled in the past with losing weight and keeping it off, the gastric sleeve procedure might be beneficial for you. The procedure decreases the size of your stomach, essentially limiting the amount of food you can eat at once. It helps you to feel full faster, and stay full longer.
Some of the eligibility requirements include:
- A BMI of 40+
- A BMI between 35 and 40, with weight-related medical issues
- A determined mindset that is prepared to make lifestyle and diet changes.
- A lifestyle that’s free of drinking alcohol in excess or illegal drug dependencies
The gastric sleeve is an effective and permanent weight loss solution. Those who have seriously struggled with losing weight and keeping it off for a considerable amount of time may greatly benefit from this procedure. Not only can it help improve any weight-related medical problems, but it can help to increase your confidence and overall quality of life too!
Mini Gastric Bypass
The mini gastric bypass takes a more modern approach to the gastric bypass surgery. Not only does it simplify the procedure, but it has the same effective weight loss results too. It helps patients to lose weight in two ways. It begins by reducing the size of the stomach to limit the amount of food that patients can consume. Then, it reduces the amount of food that your body can absorb by bypassing a portion of your intestines. This dual-stage approach to bypass surgery has shown to be highly-effective, especially when combined with the SmartShape™ Aftercare program. A well-balanced and nutritious diet combined with other healthy lifestyle changes, such as exercise, is the key to long-lasting weight loss.
The mini gastric bypass procedure may be right for you, if:
- Your BMI is 40+
- You have weight-related medical problems combined with a BMI of 35-40
- You’re prepared to make long-term changes to your eating habits and lifestyle
- Prefer a procedure that requires minimal ongoing care or adjustments
- You don’t drink alcohol in excess or have an illegal drug addiction
The best way to find out if the mini gastric bypass surgery is for you, is by requesting a consultation. Only a SmartShape™ weight loss expert will be able to help you fully explore your options and ultimately determine what you are eligible for.
Researching the available weight loss solutions and criteria is a great first step to take during your weight loss journey. It’s important that you move forward with confidence and motivation throughout the rest of your journey. To get started today, contact our experts at SmartShape™ for a free consultation.