How much weight will I lose with a gastric band?
Gastric band weight loss results can vary and will depend on how well you follow the rules for band success; to eat slowly, to eat foods of the right texture and to cut out high calorie soft foods and drinks. As a guide, you can expect to lose 50-60% of your excess weight over the first 2 years although many patients go on to lose all of their excess weight (see before and after photos). Here's an example of the weight loss results you could expect*:
Short term gastric band result: A December 2013 review of our last 101 gastric band patients showed that at their first band adjustment 5 weeks after surgery, their average weight loss was 1st 8lbs (8.6% of starting weight). That's before their band had even been adjusted!* You can expect to lose more weight with Healthier Weight because we're weight loss specialists. Our whole team is dedicated to your success and our expertise in medical care, behavioural support and nutritional advice directly shows in your results.