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What is a FILL?

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4 minutes ago, Mr Alley Gator said:

What is a FILL?

Lapband fill - to create restriction.

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Really depends on the size of the Lapband, I have the 4 cc lapband and only have 1 cc of Fluid in the band any more than that I am to tight and have problems.

I have to rely on the fact that for me that is enough fluid and just remember to make more good choices than bad ones.

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Hi Native NY'r! Former Jersey Girl here.

Unfortunately it's the dreaded "it depends" answer from me too!

I don't remember an exact number of fills, but i remember what i was going for! I not only looking for physical restriction, i was looking for my hunger to subside - that precious "sweet spot" i heard so much about. That definitely took multiple fills for me and then once i hit the sweet and started to really lose weight, i'd end up losing the perfect restriction and needing to go in for another adjustment!

Follow-up is the name of the game in lap band world! The good part is that every time i got a fill, i'd go easy for the first 3 days or so and inevitably it would kick start my losing anyway. So even if it took me 3 fills to get to the right fill level (baring in mind that my fills were covered by insurance and provided at my local practice, so there was no downside to going every 2-4 weeks in the very beginning), i'd have the added bonus of having been a eating carefully with each fill which helped my ultimate weight loss goal anyway.

Ultimately, if the tool is adjusted properly, and you are eating properly (aka, not eating around the band or overeating and making yourself sick), it really really helps!!! So keep going back for follow up to get to the point that you know your band is helping you!

That's some advice from an old bandster who still loves her band almost 13 years later! Here is you need anything!

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