Obesity is a real problem today in developed countries. Even China seems to be battling the battle of the bulge as their children grow up overweight caused by over indulgent parents and grandparents. I guess its hard to diet and say no to rich food in a society that's so abundant with food today. That has led to many people resorting to all kinds of surgical methods to help them lose the unwanted pounds, especially since thin seems to be in again. Some resort to painful liposuction procedures which others opt for Lap band surgery. In fact, Lap Band surgery seems to be gaining popularity as it is a simpler and less painful procedure compared to liposuction. However, like all medical procedures, it is always best to consult your doctor and to be fully informed before you do anything.