The Lap Band method helps prevent excessive amount of food to be consumed at the same time. It also helps the person eat smaller portions of food by feeling a faster satiety sensation and feeling satisfied for a longer time.
The Lap Band is a minimally-invasive procedure since it’s performed by laparoscopy surgery which consists in performing small incisions.
During the procedure small incisions are made in the patient’s abdomen. A small tunnel is made behind the stomach to place the band, next, the band gets buckled on the stomach’s outline. This surgery does not involve diverting the intestines, stapling or altering parts of the stomach.
It’s a very safe method since it’s done by laparoscopy. The recuperation time is short and it helps in a safe and secure way to lose weight over time.
The patient can eat any type of food as long as it is in small portions and chewed thoroughly. Once the surgery is done, he or she will start by eating fluids, then soft food and finally solid food. It’s very important to eat food that contains plenty of vitamins and nutrients when eating smaller meals.
The Lap Band is a permanent method that is designed to be used long term, however, if a removal is necessary it can be performed by laparoscopy procedure. Once removed the patient might gain weight once more.
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