How Successful Is Lap Band Corrective Surgery?

Corrective lap band surgery has been reported as a very effective way of losing weight.  It really depends on the person how successful lap band surgery is going to be. Around 15% to 50% of people need to do the operation again because of external factors.  Lap band surgery has been proven to help in weight loss and is ultra-effective if done right.  Lap band surgery is also known to improve other aspects of your health such as blood pressure.   

Is Lap Band Removal Successful?

There are different cases that can come up where a lap band needs to be removed.  Lap bands can be removed.  You will oftentimes feel a bit sore for a few days after your lap band is removed because of the previous cuts that were made to put the lap band in.  There are instances where the removal would hurt more than normal, but that would be rare to happen with a professional removing the lap band and conducting the procedure.  

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How Many Years Does A Lap Band Last?

It’s very interesting to look at how long people keep their lap bands for.  Based on all the information we have, there is really no way to tell how long that a lap band can actually last.  Most people end up not keeping their lap band past 10 years.  Lap bands are intended to help people start losing weight.  

And when that starts working for people, they actually get the lap band removed and try to maintain that weight.  Sometimes the bands slip or deteriorate and need to be maintained.  This is one reason why people get it removed or need to be maintained. 

Does Insurance Cover Lap Band Corrective Surgery?

Lap band corrective surgery is considered to be a very low-risk operation.  And the risks that are associated with getting the procedure done are also considered the same when the removal surgery is performed.  If the initial procedure was covered by insurance, it is very likely that a removal surgery is also covered.  If the original procedure was not covered by insurance, then it might not be if you want to get it removed either.  There may be financing options that you can take advantage of to make the financials easier.  


BMI is a measurement of your body fat based on your height and weight. Knowing your BMI can help you understand whether you fall into the categories of Overweight or Obese.

Your BMI is



Below 18.5 Underweight
18.5 – 24.9 Normal
25.0 – 29.9 Overweight
30.0 and Above Obese
*BMI Body Mass Index
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