Dr. Liu explains how long a patient’s recovery is after having Lap Band surgery.
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Lap Band Procedure's Recovery Time The recovery period for a LAP-BAND is usually one to two days. People are back to work in two days usually, some people back in one day and very minimal pain. They feel a little bloated from the gas, from the laparoscopic surgery, but a lot of people return back to work right away. There really is no restriction with activity, with the exception of maybe doing a lot of sit-ups in the first month. But other than that, people have no physical restrictions of lifting or exercising.