I would say nay.
You have to change your lifestyle eating habits first and formost (and you mind set) or it will not do any good.
I tried LC a few years ago and couldn't do it (fell of the wagon). I have been on WW, lost weight and gained it back after a few years. Was diagnosed w/Type 2 in 7/10. Went back to WW right before they came out with the "new" program. I can not do WW, I can't eat all of the fruit I want. Wasn't working for me, was gaining weight AND I was having a hard time controlling my BS.
I started LC in 2/11 and have lost 15 lbs. I have 85 more to go. This time around, my mind is different. I know that I didn't gain these lbs overnight and it is going to take me a while to get them off. I will probably have set backs, but I will win. I have found alternatives for things like bread (MIM, oopsie buns & califlower pizza crust). I have NO problem leaving those chips alone. I can do pork rinds instead or jicama. The ONLY thing I really cheat with is my alcohol (and I am still losing weight, maybe not so fast, but I am still losing).
I know someone who did lapband, but didn't change their eating lifestyle. Sure they lost some weight at first, but after about 75lbs, it stopped even though they did the treadmill.
You will find different things work for different people. This day and age the resources (forums and blogs) are so much greater than when I first did LC. The support from people that you don't know and that came from where you are. I got the book The New Atkins For A New You and plan on getting Dr. Bernsteins book. I have learned so much from the people on this forum and Atkins forum. I read their stories and get so much confidence that I can do it too!!!
Depends on how much you have to lose. I know that once I get closer to goal it's going to get tougher. You might not have that much to lose, so it might be harder for you.
I wish you the best.