“I have always struggled with weight…”

“I have always struggled with weight, I was a chubby baby, I was a chubby teenager, and then an overweight adult. I did have some health issues, from sleep apnea to breathing difficulties when I’m moving around or walking. When I would walk to the train station to get to work, I would stop and pretend to tie my shoe so I could catch my breath.

My turning point was the day that I was bringing my children to an amusement park. We were in the seat for the ride and attendants were leaning and trying to get the bar down over my lap. I was trying to suck in my stomach push everything in but the bar would not go down. They told me that I had to get off the ride. At that point, I knew I had to do something about my weight. The most important deciding factor for my lifestyle change was my three daughters. I want to set a good example for them. I want them to make the right choices and have the right relationship with food.

Since having the LAP-BAND surgery, the biggest change of my life has been my personality. When I was at my heaviest at 350lbs, I was an introvert, I felt ashamed with how I looked and didn’t want to socialize. But now, I love me and I love who I am. My health is great, I go to yoga three days a week, I have a personal trainer, and I am even running. The way I eat is also totally different now. As opposed to getting a plate and piling tons of food on it, I eat small plates, take small bites, I stop and chew my food and allow it to go down, which is something I never thought about before.”

Are you ready to transform your life with LAP-BAND too?

Speaking with a LAP-BAND specialist can help you resolve any questions or concerns you might have. If you are wondering if the LAP-BAND is right for you, find a local specialist today. Your weight loss journey is right around the corner.


Important LAP-BAND® System Safety Information

The LAP-BAND® System is indicated for weight reduction for patients with obesity, with a Body Mass Index (BMI) of at least 40 kg/m2 or a BMI of at least 30 kg/m2 with one or more obesity-related comorbid conditions. It is indicated for use only in adult patients who have failed more conservative weight reduction alternatives, such as supervised diet, exercise and behavior modification programs. Patients who elect to have this surgery must make the commitment to accept significant changes in their eating habits for the rest of their lives.

The LAP-BAND® System is not recommended for non-adult patients, patients with conditions that may make them poor surgical candidates or increase the risk of poor results, who are unwilling or unable to comply with the required dietary restrictions, or who currently are or may be pregnant.

The LAP-BAND® System is a long-term implant. Explant and replacement surgery may be required. Patients who become pregnant or severely ill, or who require more extensive nutrition may require deflation of their bands. Anti-inflammatory agents, such as aspirin, should be used with caution and may contribute to an increased risk of band erosion.

Placement of the LAP-BAND® System is major surgery and, as with any surgery, death can occur. Possible complications include the risks associated with the medications and methods used during surgery, the risks associated with any surgical procedure, and the patient’s ability to tolerate a foreign object implanted in the body. Most common related adverse events include: Band slippage, pouch dilation, stoma obstruction, gastroesophageal reflux, esophageal dilation, cholelithiasis, incisional infection, abdominal pain, gastroenteritis, or nausea and vomiting may occur. Reoperation may be required. Rapid weight loss may result in complications that may require additional surgery. Deflation of the band may alleviate excessively rapid weight loss or esophageal dilation.

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