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How much weight will I lose with the LAP–BAND® System surgery?
Weight–loss results vary from patient to patient, and the amount of weight you lose depends on several things. The band needs to be in the right position, and you need to be committed to your new lifestyle and eating habits.
Obesity surgery is not a miracle cure, and the pounds won't come off by themselves. It is very important to set achievable weight–loss goals from the beginning. A weight loss of 2 to 3 pounds a week in the first year after the operation is possible, but one pound a week is more likely.
Twelve to eighteen months after operation, weekly weight loss is usually less. Remember that you should lose weight gradually. Losing weight too quickly creates a health risk and can lead to a number of problems.
The main goal is to have weight loss that prevents, improves, or resolves health problems connected with severe obesity.