If you have tried every method of losing weight and just can’t seem to find the right method, you should consider getting a gastric band. These are fairly low-risk procedures that are very effective.
Before you get a gastric band, you should consider exploring all other options. Getting surgery, even low-risk surgery is a very big step.
While you can get good results from the surgery, you can also get good results from diet and exercise. These two are the best possible ways to lose weight as far as effectiveness and safety. You should always try these first.
After that, you should talk to your doctor about gastric band surgery. You should ask him or her about a gastric band, and if the surgery would help you.
You will probably find the difference in the gastric band before and after to be a large one. You will like the person after surgery!
Gastric Band Before and After – Before
Before you will even be considered for gastric band surgery, you must meet one of three requirements. You must have a BMI over 40. A BMI this high is considered to be morbidly obese.
Alternatively, you should be at least a 100 pounds higher than your ideal weight. These people usually have a BMI above 40, but this isn’t always the case.
Lastly, a person will be considered for gastric band surgery if they have a condition that will is made worse by their obesity. These conditions can include things like high blood pressure or type 2 diabetes. There are others, as well.
Also, before surgery, you will have most likely not eaten very well or had much luck in exercising. These two things can be very difficult if you are severely overweight and not able to move much.
Luckily, after surgery, most people have better luck eating less and exercising more. If you feel like you meet the requirements of the surgery and want to lose weight, you should talk to you doctor about getting gastric band surgery.
Gastric Band Before and After – After
After you get gastric band surgery, you will most likely be weak for a couple of weeks. Your appetite will not be the same. After you get back to normal and your band has been adjusted, you should find that you are unable to eat as much as you used to—your appetite is not the same.
This is normal and part of the process of a gastric band. This loss of appetite is the way you will lose weight. You will not be as hungry, so you will eat less and will lose more weight.
Sometimes, the gastric band will need adjustment. Particularly, it will need it after you have lost a good amount of weight. It is important it is the right tension so the stomach can feel full after about a half-cup of food.
In the end, you should take picture of yourself before the gastric band before and after to see what progress you will make. You will be amazed at the results!