A gastric band – Stomach has a band around it.
For those struggling to lose weight and get the kind of body shape that they need, a Gastric band may be just what you need. However, understanding the potential complications that come with any kind of event like a Gastric band means knowing what you are getting yourself into. While we are happy to carry out any Gastric band treatment service at our clinic, we like to make sure that our clients know 100% what they are getting involved in.
Gastric Band Explanation
The most common reason for going for a gastric band is to lose weight. The actual process involved a surgical process whereby your stomach has a band put around it. This band then stops your stomach from expanding too much, meaning that you artificially reduce the amount of food that you can take in at any given time. This means that you will have a much less valiant appetite, making it much easier to manage your portions.
However, please be aware that everyone is different, and the effects and results of a Gastric band can be different for each person. There is no certified, guaranteed volume or results provided.
Is A Gastric Band For Me?
Before moving forward with any kind of procedure, you have to know what you are getting involved with. Most people who decide to go for a gastric band tend to be of exceptionally large size. This should only be a consideration if you have tried to lose weight normally – exercise, dietary change, weight-loss supplements, and medications,etc. – and cannot find the right way to do so. This is not a quick fix or a magic trick; it should only be used if you actually need it.
You can only go for a gastric band if you have a BMI of 40 or above. In some cases, a band would be considered if your BMI was only 35 but you had a health condition that would likely improve if you were to lose weight; high blood pressure, for example.
You also have to be fit enough to handle the surgery itself, and you are committed to actually losing weight afterward. This means going for regular follow-up sessions to show you are losing weight and that the surgery is not a waste of time.
The main thing to decide is if a gastric band is for you, then, is if you are willing to put in the work. You should speak with both your local doctor and our medical team to get a consultation on whether this is right for you or not. Together, we can look at all of the pros and cons for your individual case and make a decision based on this.
Not only will you find that this will greatly improve your overall quality of life, but it will ensure you don’t engage in a treatment that you don’t even need. For more information on a gastric band, be sure to Contact Us.