The decision of whether a gastric balloon is worth it depends on individual circumstances and goals. Based on our experience, a gastric balloon procedure has shown significant weight loss results, with an average of 1.5-2.5 stone lost over the initial 6 months, and some individuals achieving even greater weight loss. The majority of weight loss occurs within the first 3 months, after which the balloon provides support for maintaining the new weight.
The effectiveness of the gastric balloon also depends on factors such as starting weight and the ability to adopt healthier eating habits. It’s important to recognise that weight loss requires discipline and focus, and the gastric balloon serves as a tool to aid in this journey. Long-term success is achieved through the integration of nutritional and physical activity aspects provided in our support plan.
Ultimately, the worthiness of a gastric balloon should be evaluated based on personal weight loss goals, overall health, and commitment to making sustained lifestyle changes. Consulting with a healthcare professional can help assess individual circumstances and determine if a gastric balloon is a suitable option.