Ready to lose excess weight but having trouble sticking to diet and exercise? With the Obalon system, you can lose the weight you want and achieve your bodily goals easily and effectively.
This treatment is becoming a very popular alternative to bariatric surgery through the use of a revolutionary new capsule. At Artisan Cosmetic Surgery, we are here to help you attain the look you want without surgery.
To learn more about this advanced weight loss treatment, please contact our office today and schedule a consultation with Dr. Manish Gupta!
What is Obalon?
The Obalon treatment system is an innovative weight loss program that is designed to help you meet your weight loss goals. This treatment requires no surgical procedures or lengthy recovery times, making it a fast, easy, and simple solution to losing troublesome weight.
The Obalon Balloon System is FDA approved for safe and effective weight loss.
How Does It Work?
The Obalon Balloon Capsule allows you to lose a significant amount of weight under medical guidance.
This treatment is a device-assisted diet and exercise system that helps to curb your appetite and prevent overeating. The Balloons do so but taking up room in your stomach, which in turn makes you feel full when eating small portions of food.
The Balloon will remain in the stomach for about six months, after which it will be extracted, but the nutritional and exercise support will continue until the 12-month program is complete. This treatment has been tested in many clinical trials, showing highly effective weight loss results for those who were at a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 27 or higher. On average, we have seen our Obalon patients lose 15 lbs or more, some even losing up to 50 lbs during a 12 week period. This treatment has also reported lowering blood pressure and cholesterol levels.
Benefits of Obalon Weight Loss
Unlike bariatric surgery, the Obalon Balloon requires no sedation or surgical procedures for its placement. You will simply swallow a small capsule with a glass of water. The balloon is then inflated with gas which weighs significantly less than saline solution, which is used with other types of gastric balloons. With the Obalon Balloon, patients have reported less discomfort and fewer side-effects, if any at all. Additionally, the Obalon weight loss program has a number of benefits that it provides, including:
- An option for those who want to avoid or are not qualified for weight loss surgery
- Fully reversible
- Twice as effective as diet and exercise alone
- Quick in-office placement
- Little to no downtime
- Long-lasting results
- Changing lifestyle and dietary habits
- Improved self-esteem
- Learning portion control when eating
Obalon vs. Orbera
Both Obalon and Orbera offer gastric balloons for clinically assisted weight loss. The main difference between the two is the Orbera is a single gastric balloon that is filled with a saline solution after being placed in the stomach and the Obalon, on the other hand, utilizes three smaller balloons that are filled with gas for a lighter, more comfortable feel. The process of the Orbera balloon takes about 20 minutes in total and will remain in the stomach for several months. With Obalon, the balloons will be inserted several months apart from each other, totaling to a full six months before being removed.
Through gastric balloons, you are able to lose three times the weight that you would through diet and exercise alone. The Obalon balloon offers numerous benefits in comparison to other gastric balloons on the market today. To learn more about our Obalon Balloon System, please contact our office and schedule a consultation with Dr. Gupta.
In order to determine if you are a good candidate for Obalon, we ask that you contact our office to schedule a consultation. During this time, Dr. Gupta will be able to fully assess your situation and ensure that Obalon is a safe and effective treatment for your weight loss needs. It is important that you provide detailed information at the time of the consultation, such as your medical history, current health, and any underlying conditions you have if any.
The doctor will then evaluate your case and work with you to determine the amount of weight that you need to lose to meet your goals, be in better overall health, and improve your self-confidence. For safety reasons, you should have a BMI between 30 and 40 and should be over the age of 22; those who have a higher BMI than 40 may be advised to lose a certain about of weight through diet and exercise prior to choosing Obalon.
You should be willing to stick with a 12-month weight loss program and willing to maintain a healthy lifestyle and dietary habits well after the treatment is complete to ensure long-lasting results.
The Obalon treatment system may not be ideal if you experience on or more of the following:
- Allergies to certain products/foods
- Current use of certain medications
- Any disorders or abnormalities of the upper gastrointestinal (GI) tract
- Alcoholism or drug addiction
- Untreated or unstable medical conditions
Our Michigan and Ohio Obalon Balloon Capsule requires no form of sedation or incisions for its placement. Once the doctor has answered any and all of your questions, he will run you through the treatment process. You will be asked to swallow a small capsule, which as approximately the size of a multivitamin supplement. After it has been swallowed, the balloon is released and pumped with nitrogen gas through a catheter. Once it is fully inflated, the doctor will remove the catheter, and the procedure is complete. The process from beginning to end generally takes about 10 minutes, after which you will be able to return to your daily activities.
After about one month, you may return to our office to have a secondary balloon implanted in the stomach and a third balloon after three months. The three balloons will remain in the stomach for a total of six months, after which they will be removed, and you will continue to exercise and diet portion of the program from the remaining six months.
After the six months is complete, you will be asked to return to our office for the deflation and extraction of the balloons. This is done endoscopically through the use of conscious sedation. Dr. Gupta will use a thin tube to deflate and remove the balloons from the stomach quickly and effectively. You will be able to return to your normal routines immediately.
Although very beneficial to curb hunger, the Obalon weight loss program’s success is greatly due to the clinically assisted diet and exercise training that is included. During the 12-month program, we will guide you in making healthy lifestyle modifications and ensure that you maintain a steady diet and exercise regime. Dr. Gupta will monitor your success during the course of this treatment by having you come into the office twice a month.
The Obalon weight loss program is safe and cost-effective to provide you with the results you have been striving for. Several factors go into the final cost of the program, which is why a consultation with Dr. Gupta is required. During this time, he will provide you with an accurate price quote and help you jumpstart your long-term results. To find out more information about the cost of the Obalon treatment, please contact our office and schedule a consultation today.
Schedule Your Consultation
To determine your candidacy for the Obalon weight loss program, we advise you to contact our office and request a consultation with Dr. Manish Gupta. He has had years of experience in both the cosmetic and weight loss industries to provide you with the most beneficial results. Having combined experience in both fields makes Dr. Gupta an ideal physician to help you on your weight loss journey and guide you on the best way to achieve satisfying outcomes.
During your initial consultation, the doctor will evaluate your particular case and determine the best course of action. He will be mainly looking at current health and lifestyle habits, overall goals, medical history, and any routine medications to ensure your utmost safety. If deemed a good candidate, Dr. Gupta will go over all aspects of the Obalon weight loss program and answer any questions you may have. To get started on your weight loss goals, contact us today!