The gastric band is designed to be adjustable to allow an optimal level of restriction. This allows it to be inflated or deflated as required, helping you to find the right level of control for your individual weight loss journey
Your adjustments will be made by your specialist nurse or dietitian
Depending on whether you choose a bronze, silver or gold gastric band package, you will have access to 12-32 band adjustments (where clinically indicated) within you aftercare period. Once your aftercare comes to an end, you can purchase single band adjustments or additional gastric band packages.
No, your gastric band adjustments will take place at your local clinic.
No, your gastric band adjustments are straightforward. The area maybe slightly tender for a short while afterwards but not so much that this will require time off work.
Your nurse or dietitian will provide specialist advise following your gastric band adjustment about your post-band adjustment diet. This is typically back to fluids for around 1-2 days, then a soft diet for similar before progressing back onto textures, allowing any swelling to settle. Your expert will discuss this with you at your appointment.