Our clinical experience suggests that gastric balloon procedures typically result in a weight loss of approximately 1.5-2.5 stone (approx. 9.5-16 kg) within the initial 6 months of having the balloon in place. However, it’s important to acknowledge that individual outcomes can vary, and some individuals have achieved even more significant weight loss.
Typically, a substantial portion of your weight loss, around 70-80%, occurs during the first 3 months of having the balloon. Following this initial period, your weight loss may slow down or stabilise, and the balloon transitions to a supportive role in helping you maintain your newly achieved weight.
The extent of weight loss depends on various factors, including your initial weight and your ability to adapt to the dietary changes and habits encouraged by the balloon. It’s crucial to recognise that sustained weight loss requires commitment, discipline, and ongoing focus. Our support plan places great importance on nutrition and physical activity, as they are essential for long-term success. By following the provided guidelines for nutrition and lifestyle, you can optimise your chances of achieving and maintaining your weight loss goals in the long run.