HOW IT WORKS
The operation involves placing a band around the top region of the stomach. The band creates a small pouch at the top of the stomach that can hold approximately one cup of food (rather than the normal 6 cups). When this pouch is full – it sends a message to the brain that the entire stomach is full. Therefore the patient is hungry less often, feels full more quickly and for a longer period of time, eats smaller portions, and loses weight over time. The fitting of a surgical Gastric Band results in helping most patients achieve a steady ongoing weight loss until they reach their target weight, as agreed with their surgeon.
The hypnotic gastric band was recently featured on channel 5 television and is intended for people who have stones rather than just pounds to lose. Anyone who is overweight by 2 stone or more may want to consider the hypnotic gastric band to help them lose weight. In reality – the gastric band is generally reserved for those people with a BMI of 30 or over.
If you have less weight to lose other methods of hypnotherapy may be more appropriate.
The success stories of having a hypnotic gastric band have been well documented in the news recently.