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

Nina Lost 220 lbs.

“Since the Lap-Band Surgery, I can run, I can swim, I can play at the park with my son. I can live LIFE.”
Nina's Lap-Band® Success Story

Nina’s ‘Take Control’ Moment

Nina was 360 pounds when she decided it was time to make a change. “I can’t believe I looked like that and treated my body like that,” she says. “That’s not me now, not at all.” She had to find a way to take control of her weight. “I got to a point where I had to make myself happy, not because of what I looked like, but because of what I felt like. I had to address what I felt like inside and outside,” she says.

Taking control

Nina Before Lap-Band®
Nina After Lap-Band®

Nina never thought she’d do so well with the Lap-Band Program and get such great results, but the motivation from her support team kept her going, and she is grateful she took the opportunity the Lap-Band Program offered her.

Less Invasive, Adjustable

The Lap-Band® Procedure is minimally invasive. It is also customizable and reversible, unlike other bariatric surgeries. This means there is less time spent in the hospital after the procedure, and there’s less recovery time. Those factors appeal to many individuals, including Nina. “Lap-Band is the least invasive of the weight-loss surgeries, which is the number one reason I chose it,” Nina says.

The Path to a Healthy Lifestyle

Nina lost 220 pounds with the Lap-Band Program and has kept it off for six years now. “After my surgery, maybe a couple months out, I was able to get off blood-pressure medication. My achy joints were cured and I was healthier,” Nina says. She now enjoys swimming and running. She can play at the park all day with her son, and simple things have become easier, like breathing while she walks. “I never lived life before the Lap-Band Surgery,” she says. This went beyond what she looked like on the outside; she needed to fix what she felt on the inside too.

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.