In preparation for surgery, your surgeon will indicate to you whether you need to follow a very low calorie diet (VLCD), such as Optifast prior to your Lap Band surgery. This is not to make your life uncomfortable, instead to reduce your risk of complications at surgery.
The VLCD helps reduce the size of the liver, which makes placement of the Lap Band both easier and faster. Most weight loss centres use Optifast as the preferred product due to the clinical research behind it.
For details on how to use Optifast, the brochure you receive in the pack of products is very detailed. However Helen has prepared one for you which you can access by clicking on the download button.