Why the LAP-BAND® Program Works

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You’ve tried everything.

Traditional weight loss methods just aren’t cutting it. From diet pills to liposuction and unsuccessful exercise regimens to fad diets, you’ve tried every weight loss tactic in the book. After a while, it might feel easier to just give up and accept that you are never going to lose the weight for good.


It’s never too late to make a change. With the LAP-BAND® Program at SmartShape™ Weight Loss Centre, you can effectively lose excess weight and keep it off for years to come. The program utilizes gastric band technology while SmartShape™ provides you with a comprehensive aftercare program in order to help you lose excess weight. Here are three reasons why the LAP-BAND® Program at SmartShape™ works.

1 . The LAP-BAND® System

The LAP-BAND® is a gastric band that is used worldwide to help patients lose excess weight. During a minimally-invasive procedure, the LAP-BAND® is placed around the upper part of your stomach. Once in place, it creates a pouch that fills with each piece of solid food that is eaten. This sends signals to your brain indicating that your entire stomach is full. Even though you’re eating less than before, the LAP-BAND® allows you to feel satisfied with smaller portions of food.

At SmartShape™ Weight Loss Centre, the only gastric band used is the Apollo LAP-BAND®. The LAP-BAND® is the most widely used and researched gastric band in the world. It represents over 90% of gastric bands used in weight loss procedures worldwide. Learn more about how the LAP-BAND® works.

2. Help of an Aftercare Program

What makes the LAP-BAND® Program at SmartShape™ unique is the help of an aftercare program. Throughout your weight loss journey with SmartShape™ you will have the guidance and support of an expert team of healthcare professionals. Your team may consist of:

  • Physicians
  • A registered dietitian
  • A certified bariatric nurse specialist
  • Coaches

Your team of specialists are experts in the LAP-BAND® System. They will be with you every step of the way to provide you with quality care in order to ensure success. Your SmartShape™ team will provide you with the tools and resources to help you effectively lose excess weight. You will be encouraged to establish new behaviours and coping mechanisms to maintain a long-lasting healthy lifestyle.

Adjustments are an important aspect of the LAP-BAND™ Program at SmartShape™. During an adjustment, your team is able to ensure that the gastric band is working effectively. If an adjustment is required, saline will be added or removed via the adjustment port to make the band tighter or looser as needed.

You can read more about the benefits of aftercare programs.

3. Long-Lasting Healthy Lifestyle

The key to long-term weight loss is living a healthy lifestyle. The LAP-BAND® will help you to feel satisfied even though you’re eating less, but the rest is up to you. You have to fill your body with nutritious food and participate in regular exercise in order to effectively lose weight and keep it off.

Your team of healthcare professionals will regularly encourage you to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Through nutrition counselling, exercise and teamwork, your team will support you as you establish new behaviours and coping mechanisms. The more you implement new behaviours into your routine, chances are living a healthy lifestyle will feel more natural.

Success with the LAP-BAND® Program at SmartShape™ will vary between most people. Non-scale victories could include:

  • Health improvements
  • Improved mobility
  • Increased confidence
  • Increased quality of life
  • Improved sleep
  • Improved appearance
  • Increased energy levels

It’s important for you to have your own version of success. You can discuss personal goals with your team of LAP-BAND™ specialists at SmartShape™.

The First Steps in Your Weight Loss Journey

You need to want to make a change in order to take the necessary first steps in your weight loss journey. Effectively losing excess weight can result in better health, increased confidence and an improved appearance.

To learn more about the LAP-BAND™ Program at SmartShape™, request a free consultation.