I have not had the balloons. I am 7 years post band. I have had problems with stuck and vomiting the entire time. I have been completely unfilled for over 2 years and continue to have the problems. I saw my surgeon on Friday and he recommended that I revise to the sleeve and I am in the process of getting that approval. I have gained the majority of my weight back due to resorting to sliders because that is all I can keep down.
Lap band 5/2010 lost 37 lbs regain 22.
5/19/17 Surgery consult 201.6 lbs
6/15/17 approved by insurance(started liquid diet) 194.7lbs
6/28/17 Surgery weight 184.4
I'm pretty sure since a band is a restrictive procedure AND so is the balloon that it may not be possible? And from what I understand The Balloon is in place only 6 months and you may lose weight but then your stuck with a band that's not working and will more than likely regain :(