If you’re ready to jump start your weight loss with a tool to maximize your exercise and healthy food choices, but have hesitated due to fears over surgery or long recovery periods, WeightWise has your solution. WeightWise is thrilled to announce that we are now offering Obalon. This does mean that we will no longer be offering ReShape, but know you’ll be ecstatic at the possibilities Obalon Balloon System can offer you.
What is Obalon?
Obalon Balloon System is the first and only FDA approved, swallowable 3-balloon system that works over six months to aid weight loss. You read that correctly, swallowable. That means little to no downtime or recovery as there is no surgery to place the balloon. No surgery for placement means no sedation at placement, so if fears of surgery have stopped you from calling us, you don’t need to hesitate any longer. The Obalon System works in tandem with a supervised diet and nutrition plan as a tool to boost weight loss.
How Does it Work?
Obalon facilitates weight loss by filling up space in your stomach so you eat less. The 6 months Obalon is in place, helps to create a lifestyle change aiding weight loss even after Obalon is removed. An average of 89% weight loss was kept off at 1 year (6 months after removal) when combined with the continuation of the moderate exercise and diet plan implemented with the placement of the first balloon. In the clinical trial, people lost twice as much as those who used exercise and diet alone. Obalon is the ultimate tool to unlocking a healthier future.
The Obalon Balloon Procedure
The placement of Obalon requires no anesthesia. In the WeightWise office, under the supervision of one of our world-class physicians, you’ll swallow a capsule roughly the size of a standard vitamin, that contains a balloon. Using an x-ray to monitor progress, the physician will confirm the pill is safely in your stomach, and as the pill dissolves our physician will inflate the balloon using gas. The procedure takes less than 10 minutes from start to finish, and afterwards, you can resume your day.
Am I a Candidate for Obalon?
You are potentially a candidate for The Obalon Balloon System if you have a body mass index (BMI) of 30-40 kg/m2 (30 to 100 pounds overweight) and are 22 years or older. Additionally, while the balloon is in your stomach, you won’t be able to take any stomach-irritating medications. This includes things like Advil, Motrin, or any other medication classified as a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). You also need consider that while Obalon can help augment weight loss, like any procedure, success is ultimately dependent on your willingness to make a complete lifestyle change in the long term.
Contact WeightWise and Start Changing Your Life Today
We know that any procedure requires careful consideration, and WeightWise is here to answer and address any questions or concerns you may have regarding Obalon Balloon System. With an expert, experienced team of physicians, dietitians, exercise physiologists, and patient advocates, no one is better equipped to guide you through this process. Contact WeightWise today or attend one of our free seminars. We can’t wait to help you change your life.