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Recovery after Lap band
Lap band surgery involves minimal invasive procedure. No need to re-route any part of your digestive system just by making tiny incisions rather than large one lap band will place laparoscopically inside. Lap band is used to control the intake of food. The whole surgery procedure takes less than 1 hour, but the whole procedure from the consultation from surgeon at the time of surgery to going for general anesthesia (anesthetic) take your more time. You should behave patiently there. The whole procedure is painless as it done under general anesthetic under the observation of surgeon. After surgery you have not to wait for longer in hospital but just for at least 24 hours.
As far as the recovery after this surgery is concerned then I must tell you, you get short time for recovery. Very soon you will be able to carry your general activities of day. It takes minimum time in recovery than any other open surgery. As surgery has not involved any cutting and stapling, only small incision so time needed to recover from this is minimal. After 3-4 days you will perform your all general activities including going to work. After 6 weeks you will be able to do exercise. Right after operation you will be able to walk.
Recovery also depends on the condition of body or any medical history. If you have had any disease before surgery then it will take some time in compare to healthy one but not too much. For the better and fast recovery you have to change your lifestyle totally. Seriously you have to follow post-operative diet plans. Regularly you have to do exercise. Meet with your nutritionist and make a chart of healthily food for after surgery.
Eat less food and cut yourself from the calorie food. Involve yourself in the physical activities and follow the plan for that. Never drink liquids during meals but you can have them about an hour later after eating. It is important however to drink liquids between meals to keep your digestive tract moving along. Meet with your surgeon time to time after surgery. Adjust your lap band if it is required. It avoids any complication and safe recovery. Mentally prepare yourself for this surgery and achieve the goal of weight loss in about 18 months.