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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
  • 2 years 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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Do it! It will be one of the best decisions you ever made in your life. You will feel full at meals and not suffer the health complications associated with obesity. Of course there will be restrictions, but the positives outweigh the negatives. Just be aware that the band doesn't stop you from drinking high calorie liquids. You still have to use self-control. If you drink your calories you won't lose weight. But the band can really help you reduce the amount of calories from solid food. Go the best surgeon you can. Have one fill each month for the first year at least. Attend the support groups. I have NEVER regretted making the decision to have the lap-band. I lost 90 lbs. and vanquished my type II diabetes and sleep apnea. It has been challenging to integrate the band into my life. But if you are upfront with people and say "This is something I can't eat (like splitting a pizza pie)" generally they will respect your decision. If you are at an Italian restaurant order fish. For a pizza joint order a couple of meatballs with a sprinkling of cheese. You also need to exercise (cardio and weight training) - but you will have more energy as the weight comes off. And when people comment on how good you look it's really satisfying. Just take the plunge. Don't be afraid.
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Thank you for the information, I have recently been approved for the Gastric bypass and I am have 2nd thoughts My Doctors wants to perform the surgery in 3 1/2 weeks, however I have pushed it back to the 2nd week in Oct.... I and 5'3 and 229 pounds...I think I would feel safer having the Lap band....
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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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