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How much weight should I lose my first months after lap banding?

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Dr. Joseph Kuhn
Bariatrics
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In brief: 15 - 10 - 5

After a band, most patients lose about 15 pounds the first month (depends on total amount of excess weight), then 10 pounds the second month, and about 5 pounds a month for the next several months.
Then, it depends on eating compliance.

In brief: 15 - 10 - 5

After a band, most patients lose about 15 pounds the first month (depends on total amount of excess weight), then 10 pounds the second month, and about 5 pounds a month for the next several months.
Then, it depends on eating compliance.
Dr. Joseph Kuhn
Dr. Joseph Kuhn
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In brief: Not much

You may lose up to 5-10 pounds in the first month after lap band placement.
The band is not tightened until 6 to 8 weeks after implantation; therefore it does not restrict food much until it has been adjusted, and as a result, there is little weight loss.

In brief: Not much

You may lose up to 5-10 pounds in the first month after lap band placement.
The band is not tightened until 6 to 8 weeks after implantation; therefore it does not restrict food much until it has been adjusted, and as a result, there is little weight loss.
Dr. Crystal Twynham
Dr. Crystal Twynham
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In brief: None to a lot

Depends on how much you are eating, and how much you weigh to start with.
If you weigh a lot, you will lose more. If you have three weeks of liquid diet you could lose a lot. The key to weight loss is how much you are eating, and what you are eating. There is no average- this is not a race, this is a lifetime of change. So use it that way - measure your food, eat healthy.

In brief: None to a lot

Depends on how much you are eating, and how much you weigh to start with.
If you weigh a lot, you will lose more. If you have three weeks of liquid diet you could lose a lot. The key to weight loss is how much you are eating, and what you are eating. There is no average- this is not a race, this is a lifetime of change. So use it that way - measure your food, eat healthy.
Dr. Terry Simpson
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Dr. Scott Welle
Bariatrics

In brief: 1.5 to 2 per week

The first month before you start your fills often you are on a modified diet so weight loss is variable between surgeons.
Once you start your fills expect to lose about 1.5 to 2 pounds a week. Or 5-10 pounds per month on average.

In brief: 1.5 to 2 per week

The first month before you start your fills often you are on a modified diet so weight loss is variable between surgeons.
Once you start your fills expect to lose about 1.5 to 2 pounds a week. Or 5-10 pounds per month on average.
Dr. Scott Welle
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