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FAQ – The LAP-BAND® System

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The LAP-BAND® System

The LAP-BAND® System
Will I be sick a lot after the operation?
How long will it take to recover after surgery?
How much weight will I lose?
How do the weight-loss results with the LAP-BAND® compare to those with the gastric bypass?
Does the LAP-BAND® require frequent office visits after surgery?
Does the LAP-BAND® limit any physical activity?
How is the band adjusted?
Do I have to be careful with the access port just underneath my skin?
Can the band be removed?
Will I need plastic surgery for the surplus skin when I have lost a lot of weight?
Is it true that the LAP-BAND® seems "tighter" in the morning?
Will I feel hungry or deprived with the LAP-BAND®?
What will happen if I become ill?
What about pregnancy?
Will I need to take vitamin supplements?
What about other medication?
What if I go out to eat?
What about alcohol?
Can I eat anything in moderation?
Will I suffer from constipation?


One final point:
It is important that you ask us all the questions you have about obesity surgery and the LAP-BAND® System. 


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