How quickly will I lose weight after my Gastric Band Surgery?

You will meet with your surgeon four to six weeks after the operation. It is then that your surgeon will inject the sterile fluid through the injection port. This is when the gastric band will inflate to reduce the entry into the stomach. Therefore, from six weeks you can expect a gradual decline in weight and BMI. The aim of the procedure is to enable you to have a steady and sustainable reduction is weight. Therefore, we expect you to gradually lose weight over the following 18 months. The surgery will not result in instant weight loss. You can lose up to 50% of your excess weight, but this requires you to follow lifestyle advice in combination with the procedure.