As a Houston cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Piña knows that many people struggle with low self-confidence and health issues caused by being overweight. Perhaps you can’t seem to lose that extra weight after giving birth, or maybe you’ve just packed on 20-40 extra pounds over the years. If you’ve tried diet after diet and exercise plan after exercise plan but can’t seem to shed those few stubborn pounds, consider a Gastric Balloon procedure. Put down the juice concoction that Pinterest promises will make you drop 15 pounds in a week, and learn more about the Gastric Balloon.
What is the Gastric Balloon procedure?
The Gastric Balloon is a non-surgical solution that can help patients lose up to 40 pounds in a year. The balloon does not permanently remain in the patient’s stomach, but patients can develop healthy habits that they will carry with them long after the balloon is removed at up to six-months post-procedure. The Western Surgical Bariatric Center says, “The gastric balloon is a soft silicone balloon that is inserted into the stomach while it is deflated. After the device is inserted into the stomach it is then inflated with sterile saline. The effects of the balloon help patients manage their appetite and lose weight in a healthy way.”
Because the balloon is not permanently in place in the patient’s stomach, it is imperative that the patient make major lifestyle changes in order to keep the weight off after the removal of the balloon. Whether that be implementing a regular exercise plan into your schedule, reducing the amount of calories consumed each day, or introducing healthier food choices into your diet, Dr. Piña and his staff can work with you to find a plan that meets your needs.
Is the Gastric Balloon procedure right for me?
The Western Surgical Bariatric Center says, “The ideal FDA candidate for the Gastric Balloon [is someone who] is 20-40 lbs overweight, has a BMI of 30-40, [and] wants an alternative to surgical weight loss options.”
In your personal consultation with Dr. Piña and his staff, the doctor will be able to determine whether the Gastric Balloon is the proper option to help you lose weight.
With the Gastric Balloon procedure, you can finally meet your weight loss goals. Say goodbye to those unwanted extra pounds, and say hello to a happier, healthier you.
If you think the Gastric Balloon may be the right weight loss option for you, give us a call at 800-544-1269 to set up an appointment with Dr. Edward M. Piña.