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.