Lap Band principle. Food intake slows considerably with a gastric band and will be thus forced to adapt eating habits accordingly. The gastric band is the OP at greatest risk when it comes to losing weight. The risks, is the surgery in the abdominal cavity and on the other hand the risk of tissue damage or a stomach wall breakthrough while the band in use.
The gastric band surgery
The operation is performed under general anesthesia with several small cuts in the abdominal wall. Through the small openings in the abdominal wall, the band is inserted and fixed. Then the exit for the tube is placed, and after 2-3 hours which is surgery to end. In a few cases, it is necessary carry out a cut on the belly, so also accordingly extends the duration of the operation. OPs does not perform gastric banding by plastic surgeons, but by general surgeons. The plastic surgeon ensures that, after the therapy that removes the excess skin and fatty tissue, often several OPs over a period of months are necessary for this.
How does the gastric band
The gastric band is a flexible tube made of silicone, which covers the upper part of the stomach and enters an access on the belly. The access is used to inject saline into the tube and thus to reduce the diameter of the gastric band, so that only small pieces or liquid in the stomach can get. The mechanism food intake can be customized completely on the current situation of the patient. Disadvantage of the method is that sugary lemonade or desserts such as ice cream or anything that is liquid or paste-like, can be absorbed quickly anyway.
Gastric banding and insurance
Assume that health insurance companies in many cases the cost of the operation. People with a BMI (body mass index) of over 30 is considered obese. Obesity or obesity is the cause of many health restrictions. A BMI of 40 (obesity type 3) usually costs take over the health insurance fund. It depends on the particular circumstances of the individual with a BMI below:
-Health situation (supplementary and secondary diseases)
-Unsuccessful diets or treatments for weight loss
The gastric band BMI
The body mass index assesses body weight relative to body size. This formula: weight in kg divided by (size in meters high 2), so m / l sq.. BMI also distinguishes between women, men, and the age. Here, there are slight differences to the evaluation of the BMI.
|Obese, obesity 1||30-35|
|Obese, obesity 2||35-40|
|Obese, obesity 3||40 +.|
The gastric band and the yo-yo effect
Weight loss with a gastric band is often only as long as the gastric band is worn. You lost much weight over a period of several months, that does not mean that the fat cells are gone. These are then not only filled. Without a subsequent Tummy Tuck, in which skin and fat cells be permanently removed, the result is not usually demand.
The reduction of fat cells stretches years depending on the age, muscles, metabolism, and living conditions. Genetically seen that is also useful to bypass simpler times with food shortages. Cut one turns the body of food and energy balance, then empty the fat cells only, are available but still in full number. If you now again falls back after a few months training or diet in its old scheme the fat cells fill up again and some new ones. So, it comes to the notorious Yo-Yo effect, which brings more weight on the scales at the end as before the diet.
Price - cost in euro:
Usually general anesthesia
up to 3 hours
Several small incisions
After successful weight loss is usually a plastic surgeon for skin tightening.
The entire process with preparation, slimming and firming then takes at least. 1-2 years
Ability to work
After 1 to 2 weeks
The gastric band is just a forced weight loss aid. Who is not strong-willed take several years the gastric band, until he is ready for it.
Possible with a BMI of 30 +. Probably 40 +. The personal circumstances play a role in the decision.
Due to the high risk associated with a gastric band surgery you should always try allowing operation of the health insurance fund. Should complications occur after the surgery, you must not finance itself after this. That can be quickly very expensive at OPs in the abdominal cavity.