Losing weight isn’t easy, and exercising and eating healthy doesn’t always work for some individuals.
For people who are living with obesity and looking to lose their excess weight, the LAP-BAND® System could be a good solution for you!
What is the LAP-BAND® and how is the procedure performed?
The LAP-BAND®, or laparoscopic adjustable gastric band (LAGB), is an adjustable silicone band that is connected to an access port for adjustments to be made when needed.
The procedure itself is simple and minimally-invasive. The surgery is laparoscopic, which means that the surgeon will place the device around your stomach using only a few small incisions and some long metal instruments. This makes recovery a lot easier, as the smaller incisions heal much faster.
According to the WebMD article titled What Is Gastric Banding Surgery for Weight Loss?, “Squeezed by the silicone band, the stomach becomes a pouch with about an inch-wide outlet. After banding, the stomach can only hold about an ounce of food.”
This gastric band is then attached to an access port just under the skin to allow for adjustments to be made, which is what makes the LAP-BAND® so customizable. The band can be inflated or deflated via a balloon on the inside of the device, which, when inflated just the right amount, can help you achieve the weight loss you’ve been dreaming of.
How does the LAP-BAND® work?
The LAP-BAND® works to help you lose weight in three ways:
- Healthy Portion Control
The LAP-BAND® System limits the amount of food you can eat at one meal, which makes you feel satisfied and comfortable faster and for a longer period of time.
- Effective Weight Loss Program
SmartShape offers a 5-Year AfterCare Program, which means that you will be provided with a team of nurses and dietitians who will support you in your weight loss journey. Their care and follow-ups will help you lose the weight and keep it off, long-term.
- Long-Lasting, Healthy Lifestyle
The LAP-BAND® helps you to create and adapt to long-term healthy behaviours, which will help you achieve lasting weight loss. The LAP-BAND® is a device created to help you control your portion sizes for years to come, and manage your weight effectively.
Lose Weight with the LAP-BAND®
Are you looking to lose up to 40 per cent of your excess weight? The LAP-BAND® could be the right choice for you.