Are you currently trying to lose weight and reach a healthy body mass index, or BMI, for you height? Achieving a healthy weight is very important for your health; people who are seriously overweight or obese are at much greater risk of dying from obesity caused illness. Obesity can lead to a plethora of complications, including, but not limited to, heart disease, diabetes, and certain types of cancer. If you have tried diet and exercise to lose weight, but you have been unsuccessful, you may want to talk to you doctor about lap band surgery.
With lap band surgery, you can lose the extra weight you carry with ease. During lap band surgery, a surgeon places a small silicone band around your stomach that effectively partitions your stomach into two sections: a small one, and a larger one. The smaller section becomes your new stomach, while the silicone band cuts off the larger section. Because a patient’s stomach is smaller after lap band surgery, they are unable to eat as much food at one sitting. As a result, patients consume fewer fat and calories throughout the day. Weight loss comes naturally after a lap band surgery because you just do not want to eat as much food.
Recovering from a lap band surgery is relatively quick, and most people can go back to work one week after having surgery. Most lap band surgeries are performed laparoscopically. With a laparoscopic lap band surgery, the surgeon only needs to create an incision in the patient’s stomach that is large enough to accommodate a tiny camera. The surgeon uses a video feed from the small camera to guide him during the lap band surgery. While most people can return to work after one week, full recovery usually takes six to eight weeks. After a full recovery, patients can return to their normal daily activities.
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