What is gastric band surgery?
A gastric band operation is surgery to help with weight loss. It involves reducing the amount your stomach can hold by the surgeon placing a band around the upper part of your stomach. This limits the amount of food you eat because you feel full after eating only a small amount. Of course, you will lose weight, but not without some serious risk factors such as blood clots, infection, and internal bleeding.
These risks are common to all types of abdominal surgery, but research has shown that approximately 1 patient in 50 may experience a gastric band slippage, which would require more surgery to put it right – and again expose you to the same risks.
The symptoms of such a slippage include extreme nausea, vomiting and heartburn.
Are there other risks involved?
Evidence has shown that specific risks and complications relating to gastric band surgery can be experienced even years after you have had the procedure. Almost half the patients who participated in the study had major complications with the device after several years, and had to have the band surgically removed.
There is also the ongoing risk of not getting all the nutrients your body needs to function. Your stomach cannot hold much, so what you eat needs to be nutritious enough to nourish your body. If you do not have healthy eating habits, and too much junk food is part of the reason you are overweight, you need to be educated about proper nutrition after surgery.
Not all clinics or doctors provide this service, and if you continue to eat unsuitable foods with no nutritional value, you could land up with a measure of malnutrition, and major discomfort from digestive problems.
Is gastric surgery the only choice I have to lose excessive weight?
Let’s assume that you are very obese, mainly from overeating foods which are high in fats and sugar. You have tried many diets, taken the fat burning pills, but each time you come off yet another diet with a fancy name, the weight slowly but surely creeps back up.
You become so desperate that you consider opting for the so-called miraculous gastric band surgery to help the fat melt away. You believe that this is the ideal, ultimate way to put an end to yo-yo dieting.
But there is no magic! And you could pay a heavy price for the major complications this type of surgery may bring.
The key to a healthy, permanent weight loss.
We offer a Gastric Band Hypnosis Program. This program includes the teaching of proper nutrition, as well as essential life skills. You will also learn how to be motivated by personal goals and be encouraged by every success. Negative thinking and old habits lose their power, as healthy food choices become deliberate and conscious. Smaller portions, without the help of gastric band surgery, become the norm. And the fat will begin to drop off, as you move towards achieving your weight loss dreams.
The change of a lifetime.
The gastric band hypnosis program is a permanent shift away from poor lifestyle habits and destructive, unhealthy eating. You will be able to balance your thoughts and cultivate feelings of positive self-awareness, as you leave old habits in the past where they belong.
Your new skills can last a lifetime with proper application and care, and with a slimmer body and a healthy lifestyle, you will become just exactly who you are meant to be.
Gastric band hypnosis gives rise to your whole self, and who you aspire to be in the future.