Fiona's Lap-Band® Success Story - Lap-Band®
Fiona’s Story

Fiona Lost 103 lbs.

“I knew people who had the Lap-Band and was liking their results!”

Fiona’s Motivation

Fiona, like many others, had always struggled to start her journey for weight-loss. She grew content with where her life was at, but one day something happened that made her change her life, “There was a time when I was speaking to one of my girlfriends on the phone and she was asking me a question and I said, “I have to get up to go look.” And I said, “Hold on, I can’t get off the sofa without rolling to the side to support myself to get up.” And she was like “Don’t you think this is the time to do something about this?”

Making a change


Fiona already had a great starting point, she said she had already done her research, “It didn’t seem so dramatic surgery-wise it seemed more of an available tool to help with losing weight than something that could be more permanent. I already knew all of them, but I recently knew of people that had the Lap-Band, so I was leaning towards more of that because I’d watched their transformation and was liking their results.”

Positive Outcome for Life

Fiona would not change a thing. She still is a big fan of what the Lap-Band program has done for her, “I would definitely recommend it to them. It’s a great tool to becoming more healthier physically and mentally and it is not as dramatic as other procedures. I feel it’s more accessible and easier to cope with because the other ones are so dramatic surgery-wise that the Lap-Band is a tool, a fantastic tool that I would advise to everyone.”

Extended Care

The support Fiona received from her Lap-Band specialists left a lasting impact on her, “You really do monitor your diet to make sure you get the-the right nutrients that your body needs and your doctor helps you through that as well. You monitor what you eat, which I think is great because you’re so restricted in your amounts at the beginning that you want to get the right nutrients for your body, which then sets a path for your future because everything’s changing now and you’re on the right path to living a healthier lifestyle food-wise.”

Are you ready to transform your life with Lap-Band Program too?

Speaking with a Lap-Band Surgeon can help you resolve any questions or concerns you might have. If you are wondering if the Lap-Band Program is right for you, find a local surgeon today. Your weight-loss journey is right around the corner.

Important Lap-Band® System Safety Information

The ReShape Lap-Band Systems are approved for adults with a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 40 or higher, or a BMI of at least 30 with health conditions related to obesity, who have not seen success with other weight loss methods, like supervised diet, exercise, and behavior modification programs. Choosing this surgery means committing to changes in eating habits for the long term.

The Lap-Band procedure is not approved for individuals under 18 yo, those with conditions that may make them poor surgical candidates or lead to poor results, such as inflammatory or cardiopulmonary diseases, problems with the stomach and digestion, symptoms or family history of autoimmune disease, scarring of the liver, individuals unable or unwilling to follow the necessary dietary restrictions, individuals with alcohol or drug addictions, or those currently pregnant. Individuals who become pregnant after band placement may require deflation of their bands.

The ReShape Lap-Band Systems, a long-term tool, may need to be adjusted if you get pregnant, sick, or malnourished. Be careful with anti-inflammatory drugs as they could make the band wear away. Like any surgery, placement of the Lap-Band may have complications such as risks from drugs and methods used, general surgery risks, how well your body handles a foreign object, or in rare cases, risk of death.

As with any surgical procedure, there are risks associated with metabolic and bariatric surgery that you and your doctor should discuss. Potential risks associated with the Lap-Band include nausea, vomiting, heartburn, stomach blockage, constipation, swallowing difficulty, diarrhea, abnormal stools, abdominal pain, weakness, incision pain, infection, fever, hernia, chest pain, band movement, stomach pouch expansion, unusual healing, pain at the port site, port movement, and/or hair loss. Additional surgery might be needed. Losing weight quickly could lead to complications requiring more surgery. 

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