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Is there someone who had the lap band to lose minimal weight b/c of the yoyo dieting (30-79 lbs).

  • ramwil
  • Brooklyn, NY
  • 1 year ago

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Hi Ramwil. Not all the patients who underwent to lap band or other surgery loose all the exceess weight. lap band is one of the most weight regain surgerys because patients lear how to EAT with the band. remember that the solution is change of your eat behavioral and exercise. Some times we are be able to remove the lap band and do another more restrictive or malabsortion surgery like sleeve gastrectomy and bypass. Remember o change the quality of food and train.
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I did! I am 5'4 and weighed 215 and wore a size 16-18. I had my surgery September 2011 and absolutely love it!!! I now weigh 141 and wear a size 4. I will be having a tummy tuck and breast lift with implants Friday. I feel great and I'm loving the new me. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. It's been a journey, sometimes hard, but so worth it!
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Hi.. I'm 5'6" and I weigh about 200 pounds. I'm a size 16.. I'm thinking of having the lap and done in the spring.. How are you doing? How long was your recovery? Thanks. Kim
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HI I am new to this site. Looking at having the surgery cause like everyone else, I have been battling my weight since my first memory. What is life like (TRUTHFULLY) after the lap band surgery? Have you ever once regretted having this done? If yes, has the good far out weighed the bad? Did you find it difficult to change your life to make the band work for you?
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Hi, I live in Tampa too... which doctor did you go to? I am reading so many horror stories after I booked my surgery, now I am getting cold feet.
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Hi Ramwil,

Have you spoken to any doctors about this? I'm not a doctor so please do take this as medical advice. Doctors don't usually even consider weight loss surgery unless you have a BMI of 35 or higher. They will consider less than 35 if you have co-morbidities such as diabetes, sleep apnea, etc.

You can check your BMI out by using our BMI calculator here.

You should speak to your doctor and see what they say about your weight loss. They may be able to help you lose without surgery.

You can also read reviews from people who have already had Lap Band surgery, here.

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Please I need a Doctor's input or if a member already had the procedure done. It will be very much appreciated. thank you.
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