OBALON: The Surgery-free Weight-Loss Procedure. 5 FAQs answered!
Did you know there is a non-surgical, simple, and easy weight loss procedure which has shown to help you lose 50 pounds? OBALON, the FDA-Approved gastric balloon, is much different than other weight loss procedures. Check out a video here:
You simply swallow a capsule size deflated balloon, which is then inflated in your stomach. It allows for your stomach to feel full sooner so you don’t eat as much. It is almost a miracle breakthrough in the bariatric world.
Here are 5 of the most asked questions regarding OBALON:
How many pounds can I lose with OBALON?
In the studies OBALON has done, patients have lost up to 50 pounds compared to the people who only exercised and dieted - who lost only half the weight OBALON patients did.
But... it is important to keep in mind that the results you see will all depend on the lifestyle changes you make. Here are some tips to help you improve your lifestyle.
What foods should I avoid after getting OBALON?
You can still eat most of the foods you enjoy, but you will likely have doctors, psychologists, and nutritionists who will work with you to find the best tweaks for your eating habits. This can include switching out certain foods for healthier versions, or decreasing the consumption of desserts and snacks.
The major difference you’ll notice is smaller portion sizes, but… this obviously will not be a problem or hassle for you (because of the balloon(s) in your stomach that will make you feel full much quicker).
Many of our patients say that the balloons help them not eat as fast or as much as usual. But as stated before, the overall key to OBALON success comes from making good food choices, so our doctors and nutritionists will help you focus more on proteins and less on sugary foods.
Will I feel the OBALON in my stomach?
Patients don’t usually feel any discomfort from the gastric balloons in their stomach, but they definitely feel the sensation of a full stomach. Each balloon is about the size of an orange.
When you eat, you will know the balloons are present, because you will feel full and won’t want to eat quickly. Remember to chew your food carefully and diligently. If you do this you will likely see great results with OBALON.
Will I regain weight after removing the balloons?
Based on data from an OBALON study, 6 months after removal, patients kept off about 90% of the weight they had lost. The main cause for this was attributed to the fact that the OBALON system retrains your brain on how to eat.
Correct eating habits, healthier choices, and smaller portion sizes tend to stick with you after the balloons are removed. You just have to maintain the lifestyle and the habits you grow accustomed to.
Who is the best weight loss doctor in my area?
If you are in Los Angeles or the surrounding areas, our doctors at Brand Surgical Institute have decades of combined experience with many different weight loss procedures. These procedures range from the brand new endoscopic sleeve procedure (which is also non-surgical), the gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, lap-band to sleeve conversion, and of course, the gastric balloons - specifically the OBALON.
Our weight loss experts are proud to have drastically improved lives for countless patients.
What should I expect in my first OBALON appointment?
If you are interested in OBALON, you can give us a call at (818) 243-9999. We can answer your questions and if you decide to go further, we can set up a complimentary consultation for you with one of our highly-experienced doctors.
The doctors will ask you questions ranging from your medical history, eating habits, lifestyle, etc. in order to decide whether or not you will be a good candidate for the procedure. This will be followed by an in-depth explanation of the OBALON procedure.
If you’ve been trying to lose weight on your own and aren’t satisfied with the results, make sure to get in touch with us. We love to help every step of the way. Give us a call or visit our website, www.BrandSurgical.com
Change your life with OBALON at Brand Surgical Institute.