It is not just the weight your lose; it is the life you gain. Shedding weight will make you feel better and increase your activity, which can help even more.
How much weight is lost after surgery varies from patient to patient and is dependent upon several factors.
• Your age
• Your weight prior to surgery
• Your ability to exercise
• Your commitment to a new life style
• Your eating habits
• Your metabolism
The first rule in living and thriving with the LAP-BAND® is that the weight loss is slow and gradual. Equally important is to reduce obesity related health risks while improving your overall health. You need to lose weight gradually because losing weight too quickly creates a health risk and can lead to a number of problems. The main goal is to have weight loss that prevents, improves or resolves health problems connected with severe obesity.
Weight loss of 1 to 2 pounds a week in the first year is possible with one pound a week more likely. On average, patients lose about 35% of their initial weight in the first 12 to 18 months.