Non Surgical Weight-Loss
Weight Loss Options
While there are non-surgical weight loss procedures that may assist in your weight loss goals, they are typically most effective when combined with healthy lifestyle modification, such as adopting a healthy diet and engaging in regular exercise.
The Allurion balloon is a breakthrough in non-surgical, non-endoscopic weight loss solutions. The procedure requires no sedation and instead, the patient swallows a pill connected to a thin tube. Within 10 minutes of ingesting the pill, an x-ray of the abdomen confirms that it has made its way into the stomach. At this point, the balloon is then filled with about 550cc of saline up to roughly the size of a grapefruit. This entire process takes only 15 minutes in total and can be completed at any doctor’s office or clinic.
The Orbera and BIB Balloon procedures are safe and effective weight-loss devices that can help patients lose significant amounts of weight. The system involves placing an endoscopically implanted gastric balloon in the stomach, which remains there for six months. During this time, it helps individuals reduce their caloric intake by taking up physical space within the stomach—causing a feeling of ‘fullness’ despite eating smaller meals. In addition to portion control, positive lifestyle changes such as suggested dietary modifications and physical activity will also be necessary to maximise success and curb any excess weight gain.
The benefits of a Gastric balloon
A gastric balloon is ideal if your Body Mass Index (BMI) score is over 27, the gastric balloon might help you with your weight loss journey and possible management of other medical conditions such as type 2 diabetes or high blood pressure. This innovative weight management option is ideal for individuals who wish to lose a moderate amount of weight but don’t qualify for surgical procedures due to various factors (such as being over 65 years of age). With minimal side effects, a one to two-hour procedure time and some patients may return to normal activity in as little as two to three days, the gastric balloons could become the go-to option for those seeking an effective solution for long-term weight management without surgery. The Average weight loss is around 10-15% of your body weight in
The process of removing the gastric balloon is quite similar to its insertion. To begin, your consultant will apply a local anaesthetic spray to numb your throat. Then, they will insert a thin, flexible telescope (endoscope) through your mouth and into your stomach.
Once inside, they will puncture the balloon to deflate it, and subsequently, remove it through your mouth. This procedure typically takes around 15 minutes and is usually not painful, but if needed, you may receive a sedative to help you relax.
As for the Allurion balloon, after the designated residence period, it deflates and naturally passes out of the body without any need for a consultation.
Weight loss jabs (skinny Jabs)
Weight loss jabs or “skinny jabs” refer to injectable weight loss treatments that have gained popularity in some circles. These jabs have been proven to aid in weight loss by suppressing appetite, boosting metabolism, and promoting fat burning.
Saxenda and Wegovy are weight loss medications that are administered through injections. Saxenda, also known as liraglutide, is designed to be injected once a day and works by mimicking a natural hormone that regulates appetite, helping users feel more full and less hungry. By reducing calorie intake, it can aid in weight loss.