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has anyone had lap band surgery ??? how did it affect you??? do you regret it?? is anyone thinking of getting it??

Aimee, 4 year old princess

my friend had it done. cost her $10,000 and she is still morbidly obese.

mum to one goregous boy

I've had lapband surgery. Its working for me.
We do alot of lapband surgery where I wrk with varying degrees of success. Alas alot of people put the weight back on when it is removed as they haven't learnt to portion size just eat until they are full. Also if you do lose alot of weight the band can slip and cause many different problems. Not trying to put you off, but go into it with your eyes open, and be prepared to make lifestyle changes or it won't work in the long term.

I should proberly elaborate more.


The surgery can cost between $1000 - $6000, thats with private health.

It is not a quick fix, as the ideal way to lose weight is 1-2 kilos a month, and you need to have regular follow up with the doctor. If you don't have regular follow ups, you could end up like the friend Kathryn mentioned smile

There is a good australian website for anyone interested its

aussielapbandtalk.com

I have no regrets is getting banded

We do alot of lapband surgery where I wrk with varying degrees of success. Alas alot of people put the weight back on when it is removed as they haven't learnt to portion size just eat until they are full. Also if you do lose alot of weight the band can slip and cause many different problems. Not trying to put you off, but go into it with your eyes open, and be prepared to make lifestyle changes or it won't work in the long term.


Having the band removed once reaching goal weight is crazy, doctors just wouldn't recommend it. Why have surgery again, just have some fluid removed? People are strange. There are a few bands out there. Some are stithced in some are not.

Having the band removed once reaching goal weight is crazy, doctors just wouldn't recommend it. Why have surgery again, just have some fluid removed? People are strange. There are a few bands out there. Some are stithced in some are not.

Most have clinical reason for getting it removed, even when stitched in it can become loose and need tightening. If this is not done quickly enough it can rub and cause ulceration, or other more serious complications. If that is the case the band needs to be removed and then a new one put in when the body has healed. Sorry didn't want to get too technical in PP as when done properly and lifestyle changes made it can be very effective, but as you have stated it is not a quick fix, and like all surgery there are major risks. Also the few days post surgery can be excruciating for alot of people

I had it done 2 years ago and while I don't regret having it done, I do wish I had sought help with the emotional side of eating first. The lapband has not been the answer to all my prayers but it has forced me to address the emotional issues surrounding my eating - I see a psychologist who specialises in eating disorders/weight management. The lapband is generally more successful in men because they tend to simply be overeaters while women tend to be more emotional eaters. Had I addressed these issues first I probably wouldn't have had the surgery.

I did lose a moderate amount of weight initially and the band has helped me to not put that weight back on but the emotional eating and binging is a constant battle for me. So I tend to lose a few kilos and then put it back on.

Surgery wise - the operation was pretty straightforward and recovery was fast. I had surgery about 2.00pm and was discharged the next morning. I had my gallbladder removed at the same time. If I was having the just the lapband I could have gone home the same day. It can get a bit frustrating being limited to fluids and puree's for so long but you do lose a stack during that faze.

Petal, NSW, Mini Cooper 10.3.07


I had it done 2 years ago and while I don't regret having it done, I do wish I had sought help with the emotional side of eating first. The lapband has not been the answer to all my prayers but it has forced me to address the emotional issues surrounding my eating - I see a psychologist who specialises in eating disorders/weight management. The lapband is generally more successful in men because they tend to simply be overeaters while women tend to be more emotional eaters. Had I addressed these issues first I probably wouldn't have had the surgery.

I did lose a moderate amount of weight initially and the band has helped me to not put that weight back on but the emotional eating and binging is a constant battle for me. So I tend to lose a few kilos and then put it back on.

Surgery wise - the operation was pretty straightforward and recovery was fast. I had surgery about 2.00pm and was discharged the next morning. I had my gallbladder removed at the same time. If I was having the just the lapband I could have gone home the same day. It can get a bit frustrating being limited to fluids and puree's for so long but you do lose a stack during that faze.

I see from your ticker that your pregnant. How is it going for you with the band in? I am hoping to fall pregnant this year.
I had morning sickness at the beginning but fortunately wasn't throwing up so didn't have to have any fluid taken out.

I have 5ml in a 10ml band and am now starting to get a fair bit of restriction as bubs is growing. My surgeon told me that I can keep the fluid in the whole pregnancy. I'm not sure how I'm going to go with that. I think I'll probably have to get some taken out soon.

I saw the dietitian at the beginning of the pregnancy to make sure I was getting all the nutrition needed.

Petal, NSW, Mini Cooper 10.3.07

Hi there,
I had my lap band put in almost 4 years ago now.
I went public so it didn't cost me anything other than the fee's for the dr before and after the surgery (approx 180 each visit) i was on the waiting list for about 5 months.
The waiting list is much longer now because it's so popular, i was lucky i got mine when it was still relatively new.
I started off 111kgs and the lowest i've been is 62kg. I've just had my little girl 3 months ago so i've put about 10kg back on but am slowly getting back down to pre preg weight. I had all my fluid taken out when i was 25weeks.
It isnt easy, you still need self control and alot of will power. Also becuase you cant eat certain foods such as alot of red meats you may become iron deficient like me but i just take supplements to help with that.
As long as you are strong and can get over the fact that you cant eat some of the foods you love then i say go for it. i wouldnt take it out for anything.

hope this helps in your decision making

Hi there,
I had my lap band put in almost 4 years ago now.
I went public so it didn't cost me anything other than the fee's for the dr before and after the surgery (approx 180 each visit) i was on the waiting list for about 5 months.
The waiting list is much longer now because it's so popular, i was lucky i got mine when it was still relatively new.
I started off 111kgs and the lowest i've been is 62kg. I've just had my little girl 3 months ago so i've put about 10kg back on but am slowly getting back down to pre preg weight. I had all my fluid taken out when i was 25weeks.
It isnt easy, you still need self control and alot of will power. Also becuase you cant eat certain foods such as alot of red meats you may become iron deficient like me but i just take supplements to help with that.
As long as you are strong and can get over the fact that you cant eat some of the foods you love then i say go for it. i wouldnt take it out for anything.

hope this helps in your decision making

wow thats great, it sounds like it has and is, really working for you. If you don't mind could you tell me how it wen't with pregnancy? Did you have any problems? I'm planning on falling pregnant this year and you are the first person I have come across that has had a bub after the band.
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