If you are someone struggling to lose weight, there is a swallowable weight loss pill balloon designed to curb appetite.  The Obalon balloon system is FDA approved for up to six months of use and has proven weight loss for patients. According to research, obese people with the Obalon balloon shed double the weight compared to people that are using diet and exercise alone. The Obalon balloon has a 12 month treatment time and it requires lifestyle modifications on your part to achieve weight loss. Before you start the treatment, make sure you are ready to commit to a long-term lifestyle modification to maintain your weight loss results.

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What Is the New Balloon Pill for Weight Loss?

The Obalon balloon is the first and only FDA approved weight loss pill with balloon inside to promote weight loss.  The Obalon balloon is a very convenient way to lose weight as it does not require surgery or anesthesia. After the placement of the balloons, you can return to your daily activities and begin losing weight. The treatment is 12 months but the balloons are implemented for six months before they are removed and you can maintain the results with following the diet and exercise regimen provided for you.

The Obalon balloon is a very convenient way to lose weight as it does not require surgery or anesthesia. After the placement of the balloons, you can return to your daily activities and begin losing weight.

How Does the Weight Loss Pill Turn Into a Balloon?

The Obalon balloon system consists of three tiny capsulated pills and each contains an inflatable balloon attached to a catheter. Patients will gradually swallow each capsule by having three separate appointments during the first couple months of treatment. After swallowing the capsule, gas is then pumped through the catheter to fill up the balloon. The catheter is then removed and the patient leaves with the small balloon or balloons in their stomach.

How Do the Balloons Cause Weight Loss?

The Obalon balloons help facilitate weight loss by taking up space in the stomach. They occupy space in your stomach to make you feel full faster while eating. This will help you eat smaller portions of food to help you lose weight. A professionally designed supervised diet and exercise program will be provided to you to also help facilitate weight loss. Combining a healthy diet and exercise regimen with the Obalon balloon system gives you an extra boost towards attaining your ideal weight. Although the balloons are removed after six months, the diet and exercise should still be implemented for the remaining six months of treatment for optimal weight loss.

Combining a healthy diet and exercise regimen with the Obalon balloon system gives you an extra boost towards attaining your ideal weight.

How Much Does the Weight Loss Balloon Cost?

The average cost of the entire 12-month Obalon Balloon system, including the three balloons, nutritional support, and the balloon removal, typically ranges from $6,000-$9,000. Pricing may vary depending on your geographic location and the physician’s fees. The Obalon system is not covered by insurance but there are many financing options available. Your physician’s office may have financing options or you may get a loan from a bank.

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