Orbera is a 12-month weight loss plan that involves a weight loss balloon that strives to help someone lose unwanted weight. During the first six months of the program, the balloon will be placed in your stomach to help you with portion control, and the following six months, you will learn about diet and exercise. When looking into the details of placing the balloon in the stomach, it is about a 30-minute non-surgical procedure, and once safely in the stomach, the balloon is filled up with 700cc of safe saline solution. To learn more about the nitty gritty details, they urge you to call them at 1-855-700-0780. There are complications that can occur if the balloon is in your stomach longer than six months, such as bowel blockage, food blockage, or bacterial growth. This product is meant to be done with a professional, and if interested, you will have to call to schedule any sort of consultation.*
Do Dieters Lose Weight On Orbera?
This is an extreme situation in which the patient is obese and is considering gastric bypass surgery. This is a gastric bypass balloon that you are essentially putting in your body through the mouth, so this is not a light and easy diet by any means. There was no pricing visible, but you can imagine it will cost a pretty penny. Not only do you have to pay for the procedure, you will also have to be monitored and helped along through a specific diet program with certain foods and exercise. The folks who have gone through this have indeed lost weight, and they even state on their website it is a long journey.
Is Orbera Easy To Follow?
No, this program is very intense and will be difficult to follow.* On their website they state plain as day, “Losing weight and keeping it off is not easy, so you will be supervised throughout this program by a team of physicians, physiologists, and nutritionists. This team will help you make and maintain major changes in your eating and exercise habits.” The balloon is essentially inserted through your throat, which will only leave you sedated for a short time following the procedure, so it is more work for the doctor than you for this aspect of the diet.
This is extreme and is not for everyone. This is a good alternative to people looking into getting a gastric bypass, because it does not involve a huge surgery and all of the medical bills that go along with a surgery. This is a long program so it will take a lot of commitment to get started, and that is assuming your body reacts to having a balloon inserted into it for six months with no break. Overall this is not exactly a diet, more of a major lifestyle and life change if you decide to go with Orbera and their procedures. It is meant for folks only with a BMI of greater than 30. Always talk to your doctor before diving into a program such as this.
*Please keep in mind that with any diet or weight loss program, individual results will vary.
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*Individual results will vary.