Stomach balloon is a saline-filled silicone balloon that is inserted into the stomach. It is an inflatable medical device which is temporarily placed in the stomach to achieve weight loss. It is usually used when diet and exercise have failed to reduce weight and surgical treatment is not wanted. Stomach balloon works by limiting the amount of food the stomach can hold, thereby creating an early feeling of fullness and satiety.
Due to this, less food is taken, resulting in weight loss. The balloon is removed after six to twelve months. The use of stomach balloon is complemented with nutritional support or advice. Before the procedure, it is essential that you have an adequate discussion with your surgeon. The surgeon will discuss with you how your diet should be after the surgery. You may also receive advice on some exercises that will help you lose weight.
AFTER INSERTION OF THE STOMACH BALLOON
Once the balloon has been inserted into the stomach, you will need to start a healthy eating plan and undertake exercises that are recommended by the surgeon. This will help you achieve the best weight loss result appropriate for you within a short time.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Stomach balloon will make you feel fuller faster than you normally would. The result of this is that you will eat less than you normally do. The balloon will slow down the time it takes to empty the stomach and change the levels of hormones that control appetite.
Better result will be achieved if you can change your lifestyle habits. You will usually see loss of about 10 to 15 percent of your body weight within six months following the stomach balloon placement.