Expected Weight Loss
In general patients can lose up to half to two-thirds of their excess body weight. The time frame that this will take will vary from person to person, but an initial goal weight is usually reached approximately 18 to 24 months after surgery.
Regular band adjustments are vital to the success of the band. Achieving the correct amount of restriction to have good weight loss and good quality of life requires the band to be adjusted every 4 to 6 weeks for the first 12 to 18 months post placement. The frequency of these adjustments can vary from person to person. It is really important to adjust the band such that the restriction is not too loose and not too tight. You must work with your doctor to get this right as BOTH too loose and too tight can reduce your weight loss.