Band Weight Loss
loss aspirations are something that most people can associate
with. Whether you're a man or woman, there are times where we
can overindulged and put on too many pounds. Losing weight is
sometimes easier for some than others. There are so many different
ways to lose weight and a lot of people have tried most of them.
Learning how to lose weight can be easy but the hard part is keeping
the weight off. Diet pills, diet shakes, fad diets, and even starvation
have all at some time work for us, but what happens when these
methods no longer work and you find yourself larger and larger?
Lap Band weight loss has been found to be a viable long-term weight
loss solution that many people have chosen to take off the pounds.
Just what is a Lap Band? A Lap Band is an adjustable plastic device
that is placed around the upper stomach in order to make it smaller.
The band is a silicone ring filled with saline that is placed
around the upper part of the stomach. The rest of the stomach
is below the band and cannot be used for food storage, hence making
it only possible to hold small portions of food. The idea of the
Lap Band is to cause an individual to feel full and take in fewer
calories. The Lap Band procedure was approved by the FDA in 2001
and has been well received by the medical community as a way for
those who are morbidly obese to lose weight.
Lap-Band weight loss procedure is done using a laparoscope which
is a tiny operative camera which is used to place the band over
the stomach to create a small pouch. Two small cuts are made
into the stomach and the laparoscope is inserted into the stomach
to place the band. Once the band is locked into place, it is
secured and can be adjusted by adding or taking off fluid within
the silicone ring. A needle can be used to draw off the fluid,
hence the need for close physician follow up after a procedure
of this kind.
A clinical trial done in the United States found that the Lap-Band
weight loss procedure was very effective in helping individuals
lose weight and at least 61% of the individuals in the trial
lost at least 25% of the excess weight, 52% lost about 33%,
and 10% lost at least 75% of the excess weight. These are some
impressive figures to consider when looking into weight loss
methods using surgical means.