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4 more tips for success with the Lap-Band

April 7, 2022

Readers may have caught the seven tips for success with the Lap-Band® from an earlier article. For those who want more guidelines for success, this article will cover four more recommendations for those embarking on their weight-loss journey with the Lap-Band Program. 

Vary your exercise routine

Exercise will help you manage your weight over time, but certain routines can grow stale. Luckily, you can vary your exercise routine to find novelty. If you’re becoming tired of traditional cardio and weightlifting, you can accomplish the same goals with different exercises. Those who usually stick to the treadmill can instead take up swimming, while those who grow bored of weights can switch to calisthenics or plyometrics. 

Some alternative forms of exercise can keep you active and allow you to develop new skills. Practices like yoga, tai chi, or dancing can keep you on the path to weight loss and give you an exciting activity in which you can find novelty and community. 

Focus on your mental health

Your mental health is critical while undertaking your weight-loss journey. If you ever feel that your mental health is trending downward, you may resort to old habits, even using food as a comfort in stressful times. During your journey with the Lap-Band, it’s essential to closely monitor your mental health and take steps to support it. 

When patients opt for the Lap-Band, their team will incorporate a few practices that enhance mental health. These practices might include things like journaling, meditation, or finding additional sources of support. Of course, the changes to your diet and exercise habits will also improve your mental health–further supporting your weight-loss journey. 

Follow your team’s advice

Patients who undergo bariatric surgery with the Lap-Band Program benefit from having a team of experts at their side. One of the best things bariatric patients can do is heed the advice of their team and work with them to experience the maximum results. 

After receiving the Lap-Band, your support team will work with you to establish healthy habits like diet, exercise, and self-care. Staff within the Lap-Band Program are experts; they know the steps you need to take to achieve your goals. Additionally, these staff members understand the most successful methods for achieving your goals and making them last as long as you continue your journey. 

Stick with the Lap-Band Program

One of the most significant predictors of success is adherence. If you stick to the Lap-Band Program after receiving the Lap-Band surgery, you’ll continue to see results if you are diligent. Effective weight loss is a marathon; it may take months or even longer to achieve your goal weight. However, if you can adhere to the program, you’ll almost certainly see results over time. 

Are you interested in starting your weight-loss journey with the Lap-Band? Get started by learning more about this bariatric procedure by viewing the free online seminar

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Important Lap-Band® System Safety Information

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.

The Lap-Band System is not recommended for non-adult patients (patients under 18 years of age), patients with conditions that may make them poor surgical candidates or increase the risk of poor results, who are unwilling or unable to comply with the required dietary restrictions, or who currently are or may be pregnant.

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.

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. Most common related adverse events include: Band slippage, pouch dilation, stoma obstruction, gastroesophageal reflux, esophageal dilation, cholelithiasis, incisional infection, abdominal pain, gastroenteritis, 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.

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