If you are finding it difficult or impossible to lose weight naturally with a combination of diet and exercise, you aren’t alone. Many people struggle to develop or maintain the habits necessary to reach and maintain a healthy weight. The latter is particularly important if you are to maintain the results of your weight loss long-term and avoid significant fluctuations in your weight.
The Orbera gastric balloon is a managed weight loss system that has been proven to help patients lose more than three times the weight they could lose through diet and exercise alone.
Orbera is more than just a gastric balloon. In fact, the gastric balloon forms only part of the entire year-long weight loss program which also aims to help patients to change their habits and lifestyle in order to maintain weight loss and their results for the long-term. The support for this extends beyond the time that the gastric balloon is worn, and patients can expect to receive continued coaching for a further six months, totaling an entire year of professional weight loss support.
The treatment timeline is simple. The gastric balloon is placed at the beginning of the program in a procedure that usually takes less than half an hour. It can be carried out using mild sedation, and once in place, the balloon is inflated with saline solution to take up space in the stomach.
Over the course of the next six months, the balloon inside your stomach reduces the amount that you can eat, which in turn helps your brain to anticipate your stomach getting full, preventing you from over-eatingDuring this time, you will be in constant contact with your Orbera support team, which will consist of a dietician, nurse, and doctor.
After six months, the Orbera balloon is removed in a process that is just as straightforward as its placement. By this time, patients should have received enough support to develop healthier eating habits and they will be much more easily able to sustain their results.
There is a range of benefits to choosing Orbera to help you lose weight and discover a sustainable healthy lifestyle.
One of the main reasons why patients love Orbera is because it helps them to permanently change their eating habits. Over-eating is one of the main challenges faced by people who are obese, and much of this comes down to a lack of portion control and eating too quickly. Orbera takes up space in the stomach, slowing the rate of digestion, reducing the amount that you can eat, and re-training your brain to anticipate feeling full. This will help you to naturally reduce your portion sizes and prevent overeating, which in turn reduces the number of calories you’ll consume and make it easier for you to maintain your weight.
The Orbera gastric balloon can be placed in a minimally invasive procedure with no need for surgery. The deflated balloon is inserted into your stomach through your esophagus and then inflated with a saline solution using a syringe. You will be sedated throughout and the entire process takes around just 20 minutes. After six months, the balloon is removed in the same way.
Not only do Orbera patients get consistent support from professionals while their balloon is in place after the balloon is removed, but they will also be given help to continue to follow a personalized diet and exercise program, created specifically for them by their Orbera team. In addition to this, they have the option to upgrade their support to include convenient access to a virtual support team of nutritionists and dieticians.
Many people are concerned about the cost of weight loss treatments. However, the Orbera weight loss program is a very cost-effective investment in your long-term weight and health goals, particularly when compared to the cost of surgical solutions such as liposuction and a gastric bypass. Similarly, many long-term meal plans can end up costing patients just as much or even more on a month-by-month basis. And neither of these options focuses as much on changing your long-term eating habits to help you sustain your new lifestyle and maintain your results.