Nothing worth having comes easy, and this is certainly true of weight loss. You have worked hard to eat better and exercise frequently, but no matter what you try, you can’t seem to lose those pesky pounds. Or maybe you lost a lot only to find yourself plateau or backslide, which has caused extreme frustration. What if you could actually reach your weight loss goals, have the help of a support team, and keep it off? It almost sounds too good to be true, but with ORBERA®, it is possible.
What Is ORBERA®?
ORBERA® begins with a small procedure where a silicone balloon is inserted into the stomach. The balloon takes up space in the stomach and helps you feel fuller faster, which teaches you portion control. The actual procedure is done by inserting the balloon through the esophagus and filling the balloon with saline. The insertion is considered a non-surgical, non-invasive procedure, and happens during mild sedation. The whole thing only takes half an hour, and most people are able to go home the same day! The balloon stays in place for six months and is intended to supplement your diet and exercise plan and increase the results while you build good habits. Through the help of portion control, the addition of the balloon to people’s existing diet and exercise regimen has shown to increase weight loss up to three times. The most common side effects of the balloon are nausea and vomiting. These problems generally only last a couple of weeks and can be managed with medication.
Lose It, and Keep It Off
It is important to note that ORBERA® is more than a procedure and six-month process; it’s an entire weight loss plan that is intended to last a lifetime. The entire ORBERA® plan is actually twelve months and includes a team of support people to help you use the time to develop a new way of life, both by eating less, eating well, and exercising regularly. This team includes a dietician, trainer, psychologist, and exercise psychologist. Through regular sessions with these experts, you will receive advice and encouragement along the way, so you’re never alone in the process or left to figure it out on your own. After six months, the balloon is removed, and ORBERA®’s aftercare program begins. During this time, you will work to solidify the dietary and exercise habits you have set in place with the help of your support team. ORBERA® makes regular contact with your team easy through their ORBERA® Coach tool, which you can access online or with an app. In addition to the expertise you received in the first six months, this tool also includes a personal journal, progress tracker, and meal plans. When ORBERA® is approached correctly—by viewing the balloon not as a quick-fix, but rather the beginning of an overall plan—the success rate of keeping the weight off greatly increases.
If you are wondering if ORBERA® is right for you, don’t delay! Make an appointment with one of our specialists today, and get started on a journey to change your life for the better.