September 19, 2012 4:20 pm
“After a very public struggle to lose weight, star of hit reality t.v. show The Real Housewives of New Jersey, Lauren Manzo has lost 35 pounds. In an interview withUS magazine, Manzo tried a few but saw no success with the more popular weight loss programs like Jenny Craig, Weight Watchers and L.A. Weight Loss, and decided to undergo lap band surgery in September of 2011. And although the method is found to be a success for the reality t.v. star, she took a big risk by getting the surgery. More than half of the patients who undergo lap band surgery had at least one re-operation due to complications or device malfunction. NOTE: No mention of Perricone!!
Most will agree that weight loss surgery is an absolute last-resort for people who are struggling to lose weight, but the option is not available to anyone. According to the FDA, lap band surgery is only approved for those with a BMI of 40 and over or 35 with at least one health condition related to their obesity.
The report goes on to list a number of risks and side-effects that can include: abdominal pain, vomiting, difficulty swallowing, moving of the band through the stomach wall, leaking of the band and many others. In fact, a good number of people require another operation to reposition, replace or remove the gastric band sometime during their life due to complications or because they have not lost weight according to Lerner.
In an effort to help those who suffer the same weight loss struggle as Lauren Manzo, Diet Doc is offering a natural hCG weight loss program that is customized for each person.
THIS is what a person who needs a LapBand looks like!