Facts About the Gastric Balloon
The gastric balloon is a non-surgical weight loss procedure which helps to reduce your appetitie, and over a 6 month period your body will adapt a new dietary programme.
The gastric balloon is a short-term weight loss solution to kick-start your weight loss and help you learn healthier eating habits, and more moderate food portions to enable you to maintain successful weight loss after the treatment.
Throughout their gastric balloon programme, patients can expect to lose approximately 10-20kg, (up to 3 stone 2lbs) in the first 6 months and with continued dedication to the adopted eating habits, the weight loss will continue.
Gastric Balloon Procedure
The gastric balloon is a soft, silicone sack inserted into the stomach and filled with saline. You will have a feeling of satiety, or lack of hunger which will help you learn to moderate your food intake so that you eat less and lose weight without surgery.
The procedure itself takes around 20-30 minutes and is carried out under a local anaesthetic. The deflated balloon is inserted into the mouth, then as soon as it is in the correct position the consultant will then insert the sterile saline which then inflates the balloon, occupying space in the stomach.
The gastric balloon is ideal for those with a small amount of weight to lose who are overweight but not obese, therefore would have a BMI of 28-30. Candidates will have a weight loss with a goal in mind, and some may even choose to have the procedure before a special occasion, such as a wedding, or a birthday
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