Mary’s ‘Take Control’ Moment
Mary struggled with her weight her entire life. And while she was heavy before having her son, she—like so many of us—gained significant weight during and following her pregnancy. But it was the birth of her son that catalyzed Mary to take control over her weight and change her life. She knew that, “if I was overweight at the age of 30, I wouldn’t be around to take care of him.”
Adjustable, Safe, and Effective
Many young women like Mary choose the Lap-Band® Program because it is reversible and can adjust to major life events like pregnancy. In fact, Lap-Band is the only weight-loss surgery option that can adapt to the changing nutritional requirements of pregnancy. This means that you can lose the weight now to improve fertility and lower pregnancy-related complications, and then adjust the Lap-Band once you are pregnant.
Achievements that Last A Lifetime
For Mary, every day is something to celebrate. Looking back, she couldn’t have imagined reaching her current weight loss. “I have lost 155 pounds and kept it off for seven years.” The entire experience is still emotional. She can play with her son, run, jump on the trampoline, go to the water park—she can be there for her son as he grows up. The weight loss has given Mary the keys to being the mom that she always wanted to be and the path to long-term weight management.