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I need HELP!!! Will my lapband work again???



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Statistically the band fails more often than not.

If it didn't then major manufacturers wouldn't have packed up shop and stopped making parts. Surgeons all over the world wouldn't have stopped installing them.

I find it funny that folks continue to push it, with all the slippage, erosions, scar tissue issues, that people swear up and down that those that failed... failed and it wasn't the bands fault.

For me, The band did not perform the way it needed to. The healthy foods I should have had no issues with, were nothing but problems. And whereas I didn't have any erosion or slippage, my band was 100% encapsulated in scar tissue and was a problem that required removal. No one is going to tell me that I failed the band. The band failed me. This is pretty clear with my continued weight loss with the revision to bypass, if it was I that failed the band... then the bypass would not be working as effectively as it currently is, now, I'm able to eat those healthy foods that the band prevented me from eating.

But still, the majority of failures are not the fault of the user. Some, sure, but majority... no.
I'm another failed band. In my case it never really worked. Mine was mechanical failure - it sprung a leak early on and nine months after I had it, I was back in hospital getting the tubing and port replaced, but even after that it never really worked in the way promised.

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I had the band fitted 8 years ago, never lost weight with it. I have nothing in it now and still struggle to eat meat, vegetables and fruit with it. And eating out is so stressful as I often bring stuff up. Oh and my port often aches. Revision to a bypass hopefully at the end of this month/ beginning of December. I CANT WAIT TO GET THIS THING OUT!

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15 hours ago, LosingitLondon said:

I had the band fitted 8 years ago, never lost weight with it. I have nothing in it now and still struggle to eat meat, vegetables and fruit with it. And eating out is so stressful as I often bring stuff up. Oh and my port often aches. Revision to a bypass hopefully at the end of this month/ beginning of December. I CANT WAIT TO GET THIS THING OUT!

Best thing I *EVER* did WLS wise.

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