Gastric banding is a relatively simple procedure, with an average hospital stay of 1 day. Gastroplasty should result in a loss of 40 to 60% of excess weight, which corresponds to a weight loss of about 20 to 30 kg¹.
These results have been reported for 10 years. If the ring is removed, weight regain is usual. It is said that this method is completely reversible, but this is not true, because the removal of the ring is more difficult than the installation!
Snacking and the ingestion of overcooked foods is the main factor in the failure of the method.
Its ineffectiveness with heavy eaters of liquid sugars (ice cream, chocolate, sweetened juices). This disadvantage is made up for by awareness.