The Realize banding solution is more than just a gastric band that
is designed to help you lose weight. This gastric band is a solution that will
help you get on the road to a new life. Realize will help you attain a healthier
life, give you more confidence, energy and the ability to live the life you've
always dreamed of.
The REALIZE Band was designed and developed with your safety and
comfort in mind. The band is a strong, flexible silicone structure made entirely
of biocompatible materials. With the REALIZE Band, weight loss occurs at a
natural and healthy rate— ranging from 1- 2 pounds per week.
With the REALIZE Band, weight loss occurs at a natural and healthy
rate— ranging from 1- 2 pounds per week on average. The Realize personal banding
solution makes you feel full sooner which results in less food that you consume
at one time and makes it easier for you to adjust to healthy eating and
The adjustable Realize Band divides the stomach into two parts: a
small upper pouch and a lower stomach. The upper pouch can only hold about 4
ounces (1/2 cup) of food. For this reason, you will feel full sooner and longer
To maximize the benefits of the REALIZE Band, you should eat
several small nutritionally balanced meals each day. Remember it will still be
important to eat foods that are low in calories, fat, cholesterol, and sugar.
Remember to chew slowly and take smaller bites and
Include protein in your meals which will help you feel full longer
Avoid high-calorie drinks
Drink more water
The more you know about the surgical procedure, the less anxiety
you are likely to experience on the day of surgery. Gastric banding is a
specific type of bariatric surgery that limits food intake by causing you to
feel full after eating a small amount of food. During gastric banding surgery,
an adjustable band is placed around the uppermost part of the stomach. The band
divides the stomach into two portions: one small and one large portion.
Since the stomach is divided into smaller parts, most patients
feel full faster, thereby decreasing their need for large amounts of food to
satisfy their hunger. No part of your stomach is stapled or removed during
surgery. Likewise, the intestines are not rerouted and can continue to absorb
nutrients from food.