The Gastric Band at Elanic Cosmetic

Once the gastric band has been placed and is inflated, it creates a small upper stomach pouch with a narrowed outlet. This directly limits the stomach’s capacity to intake food, increasing the feeling of fullness in the process. The combination of these two effects normally results in significant weight loss. You will need to attend follow-up consultations with your surgeon and a dietician to monitor your progress and your weight loss.

It is also likely that during the first two years you will require to have band fill adjustments made as your weight profile changes. During this procedure, one of our specialist nurses will inject liquid into the tube connected to the band, which will then be adjusted to ensure that you lose weight continuously as your weight continues to shift. To learn more about the gastric band, reach out to our Glasgow call centre and set up your consultation today.

Who Is Suitable For A Gastric Band?

A gastric band is suitable for those who have a significant amount of weight to lose and who may also be suffering from weight-related complications, such as high blood pressure.

Generally, we recommend this procedure for those who have a BMI of 40 or 35 and up, or if you have an additional weight-related condition. This would be discussed with your surgeon at consultation. 

You should be in general good health, as with all surgical procedures. Again, this is at the discretion of your surgeons and will be discussed at the consultation. The gastric band is an excellent way to lose a significant amount of weight. However, you must be prepared to follow a healthy diet and exercise routine where appropriate. 

How Much Weight Will I Lose?

Weight loss varies from patient to patient, so your results will be unique to your body type. With a gastric band procedure, you can expect to lose half your excess weight over the course of about two years. A healthy diet and exercise regimen will assist in your weight loss from the gastric band.

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Recovery From A Gastric Band

The gastric band operation is carried out as a day case surgery in most cases, so you will be able to go home the same day. You must have someone to come and collect you and to remain with you for the remainder of the day.

We would recommend you take at least a week off from work and please discuss a return to exercise or strenuous activity with your nurse or surgeon post-procedure. You’ll be given detailed aftercare instructions.

Elanic provides you with adequate pain relief and access to a 24-hour helpline if you have any concerns post-surgery. You will have to attend appointments with the dietician and band-fill nurse after surgery.

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