Tips for Success
Use these helpful tips to work with your band and meet your weight loss goals.
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.
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.
JESSICA LOST 115 LBS.
"Now, it's just everyday life and it's easy."
Everyday activities have become much easier for Jessica since she began the LAP-BAND® weight loss system. She feels as though LAP-BAND® helped the whole world open up to her. Now, Jessica doesn't feel like an outcast anymore. She feels like she belongs.
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
Indications: 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.
Contraindications: 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 (e.g., inflammatory or cardiopulmonary diseases, GI conditions, symptoms or family history of autoimmune disease, cirrhosis), who are unwilling or unable to comply with the required dietary restrictions, who have alcohol or drug addictions, or who currently are or may be pregnant.
Warnings: 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.
Adverse Events: 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. Band slippage, erosion and deflation, reflux, obstruction of the stomach, dilation of the esophagus, infection, 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.
CAUTION: Rx only.