The REALIZE® Band was designed and developed with the patient’s safety and comfort in mind. The band is a strong, flexible silicone structure made entirely of safe biocompatible materials. With the REALIZE Band, weight loss occurs at a natural and healthy rate -- ranging from 1 to 2 pounds per week.
The REALIZE Personalized Banding Solution will help patients feel full sooner by restricting the size of the stomach pouch -- resulting in less food consumption during mealtimes. The REALIZE Band is a gastric banding solution that will allow patients to start participating more in healthy eating and lifestyle habits.
The REALIZE Band can be adjusted by a bariatric surgeon at any time, and divides the stomach into two parts: a small upper pouch and a lower stomach. The smaller upper pouch of the stomach can only hold about 4 ounces (1/2 cup) of food before digestion, which results in the lasting feeling of fullness following meals.
For the best results, REALIZE Band patients are recommended to eat several small meals throughout the day that are high in nutrition and low in calories, fat, sugar, and cholesterol. Patients should also keep in mind that they will be required to take small bites of food, and chew slowly to prevent any stomach obstruction from occurring.
Additionally, REALIZE Band patients should:
- Eat meals high in protein to create a lasting feeling of fullness
- Avoid high-calorie drinks such as soda and energy drinks
- Drink more water
Success with the REALIZE Band will require hard work and dedication to a new healthy and active lifestyle on behalf of its weight-loss patients. To help you on your journey to weight loss, the REALIZE Personalized Banding Solution also includes an online tool that will help you and your surgeon or physician set goals and watch your weight-loss progress together for up to 3 years.