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Hedden Plastic Surgery

William J. Hedden, M.D.
140 Village St., Ste. 100
Birmingham, AL 35242

Lap Band System

Feel full faster, Stay full longer

Lap-Band Diagram

Diagram of lap band placed around upper stomach An adjustable band is placed around the upper part of the stomach to create a small pouch.
Diagram of access port connecting to lap band Thin tubing connects the band to an access port that is located below the skin.
Diagram of lap band being adjusted through access port Through the access port, the Lap-Band is adjusted by inflating or deflating the inner balloon with saline.
Diagram of inflated Lap Band As the Lap-Band inflates, the stomach outlet becomes smaller.
Diagram of Lap Band restricting food intake The Lap-Band helps reduce the amount of food that you eat and slows emptying into the lower stomach.

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