At Goals Plastic Surgery, we offer our clients some of the best options for fat loss and weight management around – both surgical and non-surgical!
Orbera is a revolutionary new weight loss system that can help patients lose more than 3 times the weight they normally would using a traditional diet and exercise plan on its own.
What is Orbera?
Orbera is a weight loss program that utilizes an implanted gastric balloon, allowing patients to lose 50% more weight than other similar balloons! And while the balloon is a vital aspect of the treatment, the Orbera plan entails a lot more than just that. The plan itself is a year-long program, that can be broken down into 4 phases or steps.
The Orbera Weight Loss System
Step 1: The Balloon
One of the main benefits of the Orbera system is that unlike other gastric balloons, this one doesn’t have to be surgically implanted. In fact, it is administered orally, during an outpatient procedure that takes roughly 20-30 minutes.
First using a diagnostic endoscopy, we will make sure it is safe to deliver the balloon. Once you are lightly sedated, the deflated balloon is inserted into your stomach, through the esophagus. Then once it reaches your stomach, using a syringe, it is filled with a sterile saline solution to about the size of a grapefruit.
Step 2: Lifestyle Habits
For the next 6 months, the balloon will be inside your stomach, limiting the amount of food you can eat. This trains both your mind and body to feel fuller, faster and with far less food. In addition to this, you will have regular face to face meetings with our team, counseling you on certain lifestyle changes you must make and supporting you through this time of limited calories. You will learn how to exercise better for your body type and how to eat right for your body type as well.
These meetings will be with a dietician, fitness trainer, doctor and possibly even a psychologist. During the initial 6-month period, patients will experience the most drastic weight loss results, in some cases losing anywhere from 30-60 pounds!
Step 3: Removing the Balloon
Once the 6-month period is completed, it is important to change the way you eat based on what you have learned from our nutrition and wellness teams. Similar to the placement process, it will only take about 15-20 minutes to remove it from the esophagus.
Step 4: Support & Coaching
This is one of the most beneficial aspects of the Orbera weight loss plan, as for the remaining 6-months you will work closely with your specialist and follow and fully-customized diet and exercise program, based on your specific needs and capacity.
Also, if needed, Orbera offers additional weight loss coaching and services, generally at additional cost. Of course, while there have been countless success stories for Orbera, it may not be for everyone. Those with certain health issues may want to avoid this system, for more information or to schedule a consultation, contact Goals Plastic Surgery today.