If you're considering gastric band surgery, you're probably wondering how much weight you could lose. The reality is that gastric band weight loss cannot be accurately predicted as everyone loses weight at different rates, but as a guide, we expect gastric band patients to lose 50-60% of their excess weight over 2 years. On this page we have collated a selection of patient photos showing their appearance both before and after having a gastric band fitted.
We've helped thousands of people just like you to lose weight with a gastric band and many are happy to share their before and after photos, and weight loss results. Here are just a few of their stories in their own words. Most of the after photos you see here were taken at one of our popular photoshoot events where we celebrate our patients' success with a professional make-over. Please note however that we do not manipulate the photos in any way.
When you read their stories, you may find that you share certain feelings or frustrations or you've experienced similar life events. Many patients talk about a 'trigger' moment or event when they realised it was time to do something about their weight and that they couldn't do it on their own. If this is true for you, take inspiration from their success and take the next step on your own weight loss journey.
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