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

Mary Lost 155 lbs.

“Every week it would be five pounds, six pounds! I still can’t believe this has happened to me.”

Mary's Lap-Band® Success Story

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.”

Taking control

Mary Before the Lap-Band® Program
Mary After the Lap-Band® Program
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.

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. 

Talk to your doctor, and/or visit our website at for more information on its benefits and risks.