lap band pros and cons ?
Are you talking about scar tissue? Surgery of any kind is going to cause some scar tissue to form wherever the surgeon made a cut.
In the case of the band, you'll have scar tissue at the port incisionl and scar tissue where the band hugs the upper stomach. That scar tissue actually helps the band stay in place, but if you later need your band removed (for medical reasons), the scar tissue would be tricky to work around.
I think you need to consider other, possibly more important issues, when choosing a WLS, such as its effectiveness and its effects on your lifestyle.
Jean McMillan c.2009-2013 - Always a bandster at heart
author of Bandwagon (TM), Strategies for Success with the Adjustable Gastric Band & Bandwagon Cookery. Bandwagon for Kindle now available on Amazon. Read my blog at: jean-onthebandwagon.blogspot.com
Pros: there are a few ppl out there that have succeded with the band long term without complications.
Cons: MOST ppl out there do NOT succede with the band long term. Even fewer succede long term without complications! MANY ppl do NOT get restriction. Some ppl end up with permanent damage from the band.
I would not wish the band on my worst enemy.
Good luck with your WLS
on 10/10/11 9:15 am
Cons: High rate of complications. My band got taken out this week for erosion. So now I have nothing. At least if I had gotten a sleeve, I would still have it.