Tips for Success

Use these helpful tips to work with your band and meet your weight loss goals.

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Tips for Life with Your LAP-BAND®

You will never be alone during your LAP-BAND® weight loss journey. A lifestyle transformation isn’t easy, but with the right support it is possible, These tips can help you to overcome obstacles and even maximize your results.

Tip #1

Eat Only When You Are Hungry

Tip #2

Eat Slowly and Chew Your Food Very Well

Tip #3

Stop Eating as Soon as You Feel Satisfied

Tip #4

Be Active!

Tip #5

Do Not Eat Between Meals

Tip #6

Only Eat High-quality Food

Tip #7

Drink Only Low-calorie Liquids

It’s time to take control of your life.

Exploring available weight loss solutions is a crucial step in any lifestyle transformation. A LAP-BAND® specialist can help further your knowledge, answer any questions you might have, and explain the benefits in more detail. You can move forward feeling confident in your decision to make a change.


“It drastically changed my life for the better in ways I could never have imagined.”

The LAP-BAND® helped Karen to completely transform her life. She wasn’t happy with herself and found constant struggle in her daily life. Karen feels that the LAP-BAND® has been an overall positive experience for her.

Are you looking for a change in your life? Karen’s story just might inspire you to take the first step and transform your life.

Patient experience and results may vary.


Every Journey is Different

Finding a personalized weight loss solution is key to your success. The LAP-BAND® enables you to lose weight gradually and at your own pace, while your personal support helps you along the way. A specialist can help determine if the LAP-BAND®weight loss program is right for you.


A Lifestyle Transformation

You deserve a long-lasting and effective weight loss solution. with he right support and dedication, you can achieve the results you have always wanted and maintain them for years to come. A LAP-BAND® specialist can help you discover all the benefits and features of the weight loss program.


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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