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I have a question. A banded friend of mine has lost 50 pounds with another 50-75 to go. She said she has 11 cc's in a 15 cc band and that she had good restriction for a while but now she has much less and she's going back in for another fill.

It may wonder a few things. First off does some of the Fluid ever evaporate? I mean if they put in 10 cc and you don't ever get it filled again in 12 months time will it still have 10 cc's in it?

Is it possible to feel a band as full as it will get and still not have restriction?

I'm just curious. I go for my first fill tomorrow so I really don't know much about it yet.

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It's my understanding that while the Fluid does not evaporate or anything, as we lose weight, our bodies change. There can be less tissue pressing against the stomach, etc. So what was once perfect restriction can change over time and we may need a little more fill later on in the process.

Also, according to a book I perused, it's possible for a small amount of air to leak out of the band through the port, creating a slightly different feel.

Bandsters can be very sensitive to extremely small changes. I've heard people describe how .1 CC can make all the difference -- one tenth of a CC. That's a tiny amount.

So to me, the moral of the story is never give up. The "miracle" of proper restriction is always possible. It can take some finessing, but it's WORTH IT!!!

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Everyone is different. I know someone with 3.6 cc with a 10cc band and needs to go get an unfill because she barely can keep Water down and on the other hand I have 8cc in my 10cc and I can still eat normally, i just eat less and stay full longer then before I had the band. You dont lose Fluid but as you lose weight you will most likely need to get a small fill to get you back to where you were.

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