Do I fit the criteria for a gastric band?
Have you been on numerous diet plans and attended several slimming classes in an effort to lose weight but know want to have a permanent fix by controlling your weight with a Gastric Band.
You are an ideal candidate if your BMI should be over 30 but you need to be aware that it is a lifestyle change and you must be prepared to work with your band to achieve optimum results.
Gastric Band Surgery - What is it?
This is probably one of the most effective weight loss surgical procedures, which involves placing an inflatable silicone ring around the upper part of the stomach. The gastric band allows you to reduce the portions you will be able to eat which will trigger your body to lose weight.
The Gastric Band achieves a weight loss of 50-60% spread over two years.
Useful information regarding the Gastric Band:
Lose more weight than non-surgical interventions and keep the weight off.
The Gastric Band can be kept in for life.
You can still become pregnant with the Gastric Band.
The Gastric Band can be adjusted when required
Once at the correct restriction you can enjoy a normal diet.
Gastric Sleeve Surgery - What is it?
If you have a BMI over 35 or more then this is the procedure for you. Gastric sleeve reduces the size of the stomach unlike the gastric bypass operation which also affects the way food is absorbed. Creating a smaller stomach similar to the size of a banana which minimises the amount of food that can be consumed at one time, so you feel fuller and stay fuller longer. This enables your body to stop storing excess calories and start using its food supply.
Gastric Bypass Surgery - What is it?
This involves creating a small stomach pouch and attaches a section of the small intestine directly to the pouch. This allows food to bypass a portion of the small intestine. Having a smaller stomach reduces the amount of food that can be eaten at one time so this enables one to feel fuller and fuller for longer.