Your motivation is key
Gastric lap-band results vary and are highly dependent on your commitment to following the gastric lap-band diet guidelines and a new active lifestyle.
Typical Gastric Banding Success Rate
The average weight loss in a US clinical study was approximately 36% to 38% of excess weight, 2 and 3 years after surgery.
There's also data to suggest patients can lose 50-60% of their excess weight over 5 years.
Of course, there's always those who experience results above and beyond "average." Will you be one of them?!
Rate of Weight Loss
Weight loss with gastric banding surgery is typically slower and more gradual than with other weight loss surgeries. It's possible to lose 2-3 pounds per week, more more likely that you'll lose 1 pound per week...that's 52 pounds per year! Not too shabby.
Most of your weight loss will occur in the first 1 - 1 1/2 years after surgery and will slow down after that.
Bariatric Surgery is a Tool
Gastric lap-band surgery is a great TOOL to help you lose your excess weight. It's not a magic bullet!
Similarly, a wrist watch is a tool that helps you get places on time. You can slap it on your wrist but it won't help you one bit unless you pay attention to it!
Gastric Lap-Band Success Depends On:
The good news...YOU have control over how good your results are!
See real people who've gotten real results: Gastric Lap-Band Results Gallery