Mrs Hinch was a part-time hairdresser at this point, so had to take a loan out to pay for the operation.
While the band allowed her to successfully shed eight stone, she was left with some serious complications.
Gastric bands sometimes leave you with excess skin, vitamin deficiencies, gallstones, and blood clots.
Mrs Hinch had a couple of these problems – and even had to go through emergency surgery due to complications.
Two years after the Instagram celeb had the band fitted, it slipped and was wedged in her oesophagus.
The band was moved during emergency surgery, so it is still inside her body but is now inactive.
She said: “They had to drain them urgently and blast the IV with antibiotics.
“I ended up staying in hospital for two weeks and I genuinely thought I was going to lose my left arm at one point.”