The future of weight loss
If you are looking to make a change, but are discouraged by the invasive nature of bariatric surgery, the gastric balloon system may present an excellent alternative. If destructive eating has become a real source of pain for you, and caused you to put on unwanted pounds, the innovative two-part stomach balloon process can offer hope in a desert of disappointment. Many clients who have experienced nothing but failure with other body contouring solutions have found that the holistic nature of the gastric balloon system helps keep the weight off long-term with a few simple lifestyle changes.
A complete lifestyle makeover
The Seattle gastric balloon program at Athenix takes a full year to complete, although the device is only in place for the first 6 months. During the second 6 months, counseling and support continues while the patient learns to live without the stomach balloon.
Safety, comfort and effectiveness are top priorities
Most Seattle gastric balloon clients find that the balloon is supremely comfortable and they do not notice it once it has been inserted. The soft, pliable saline balloon simply sits in the abdomen, creating a sensation of fullness that helps clients to eat less and thus lose weight. In fact, the stomach balloon has been shown to inspire almost 3 times as much weight loss as diet and exercise alone.
Previously, there was no middle ground between bariatric surgery and dieting, which meant many patients who were not comfortable with invasive surgery had to go through with it anyway just to see more dramatic results. The gastric balloon with its nonsurgical endoscopic insertion process presents one of world’s first truly viable alternatives to bariatric surgery, one that offers minimal risks and reduced complications.
Understanding the statistics
The numbers for the gastric balloon program show dynamic change and exciting trends in weight loss. As of FDA approval, most patients have lost anywhere from 25 to 45% of their excess body weight, sometimes as much as 60 or 70 pounds. The key to the success is the completion of the full 12 month program during which patients learn to manage not only the physical aspects of compulsive eating, but also the emotional ones.
Our extensive before-and-after photo gallery offers patients a glimpse into what they can expect from the gastric balloon process in terms of results. If you do not immediately see any clients who present the same issues as you, simply ask the doctor for access to more photos. When you undergo your Seattle consultation, the doctor may also furnish you with advanced 3-D imaging results, another important tool in managing your expectations.Learn More
Congratulations to all our Seattle area success stories! We have included several patient testimonials to give you an overview of real-life experience with the gastric balloon process. In turn, we invite you to submit your own story for our website once you have undergone the 12 month program.Learn More
If you think the gastric balloon program might be right for your needs, do not hesitate to contact our office and set up a free confidential consultation today. Our team of body sculpting specialists will meet with you to discuss your options in detail and will present you with the concrete roadmap for moving forward. We will explore your medical history, assess your current weight loss needs, and give you an overview of what to expect over the course of the 12-month gastric balloon program. If you are working with other medical professionals on certain health concerns, we can incorporate these auxiliary doctors and experts into your treatment plan.