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Extensive Lap-Band Surgery Information including FAQS, Free Seminars, LAP-BAND Cost, LAP-BAND Insurance and Financing, Risks and Lap-Band Before and After Pictures.

Will I need plastic surgery due to weight loss after the LAP-BAND procedure?

Answer: Plastic surgery may be cosmetically used to remove excessive skin folds after you lose a significant amount of weight, but you should wait for at least 1-2 years after your LAP-BAND surgery to give your skin time to mold around your new body tissue. For more information about plastic surgery following LAP-BAND surgery, please … Continue reading

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Is the LAP-BAND Removable?

Answer: LAP-BAND systems are able to be removed and reports from surgeons indicate that the stomach will go back to its original shape once the LAP-BAND has been removed. Removing a LAP-BAND will most likely result in you gaining your weight back, so make sure you consider your reason for having a LAP-BAND removed carefully … Continue reading

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Who is eligible for LAP-BAND Surgery?

Answer: The LAP-BAND System is approved for patients (18 years and above) with a BMI of 40 or more or for people with a BMI of at least 30 plus at least one severe obesity-related health condition such as Type 2 diabetes, hypertension and asthma. To find out more about LAP-BAND qualifications and what makes … Continue reading

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How Much Weight Can I Lose After Having LAP-BAND Surgery?

Answer: Weight should be lost gradually. A weight loss of two to three pounds a week in the first year after the operation is possible, but one pound a week is more likely. Individual results may vary. For more information about LAP-BAND surgery and weight loss, please call LAP-BAND VIP offices at 1-855-690-0560, and we … Continue reading

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Are There Common Side Effects Associated with the LAP-BAND System?

Answer: As with any surgery there are possible risks and complications with the LAP-BAND® System, including but not limited to infection, nausea, vomiting, band slippage and obstruction, and in rare cases, gastric perforation and reoperation. For more information about LAP-BAND side effects, please call LAP-BAND VIP at 1-855-690-0560, and we will be happy to answer … Continue reading

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LAP-BAND Success Stories


Occupation: Realtor Height: 6' 1" Date of LAP-BAND Surgery: 07/30/2010

Larry BEFORE Weight Before: 350 lbs
Larry AFTER Weight After: 240 lbs
“I am more active and starting to do things I like again, like surfing, diving and dating! ”


Occupation: Licensed Vocational Nurse Height: 5' 4" Date of LAP-BAND Surgery: 8 years 32 weeks ago

Lori BEFORE Weight Before: 322 lbs
Lori AFTER Weight After: 222 lbs
"I actually look forward to each and every day now"