James Packer is probably one of the most well-known billionaires in Australia and, like his famous late father Kerry, his battle of the bulge has been glaringly obvious over the years. However, recent photos of James reveal that he has shed some excess kilograms and in an interview, James attributes his latest weight loss success to lap band surgery. Apparently, James had the surgery late last year and has lost 35kg in just over 8 months.
In fact, James is positively singing the praises of lap band surgery. He says, “I used to eat big portions, and the message used to go from my stomach to my brain: ‘I’m hungry’. Now, my stomach sends messages to my brain saying the whole time: ‘I’m full’. How good’s that?” (read the article here: http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/national/james-packer-has-dropped-a-bundle-of-weight-after-losing-35-kilograms/story-fndo317g-1226442529860 ).
While James might think that having a surgically induced reduction in appetite is a good thing, that is just one positive in a whole long list of potential negatives. Side-effects of lap-band surgery including heartburn, reflux, dehydration, difficulty swallowing, constipation, stomach obstruction, lap band ‘slippage’, increased risk of gallstones / pancreatitis, tearing of the stomach wall, protein deficiency, hair loss and post-surgery rejection / infection.
Another negative is the cost (not that this is a problem for James): it is estimated that a standard lap-band surgery procedure costs the patient around $10 000. So is a lap-band really the answer to weight loss? Well, it seems not. A recent survey has revealed that 60% of all people who have had the lap band procedure will have it removed within 10 years. In most cases, this is due to the encroachment on lifestyle and poor effect on well-being.
Pity James didn’t try The Natural Way before getting the lap band! We could have let him know there is a much more ‘natural’ solution to managing weight that does not cost anywhere near $10 000 AND has no risky side-effects. And as a dad of young children, he would have loved our all-natural weight loss program which would have seen him shed the kilos while enjoying normal, family friendly foods. Oh well James, when you can’t get fed up with the lap-band, give us a call! We’d love to help you.
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