Losing weight on your own can be difficult, if not impossible. That’s why we decided to bring the Obalon weight loss system to MAE Plastic Surgery. By filling the stomach with up to three inflatable weight loss balloons, patients can lose up to 50 pounds in 6 months while learning important lessons about portion control and healthy eating. Obalon balloons are placed without surgery and are removed with a simple endoscopic procedure. Our patients are shedding pounds and gaining confidence with this innovative weight loss treatment.
After you’ve lost the weight, keep it off! Obalon’s weight loss system is designed to help patients learn and practice healthy habits so the weight stays off long after the balloons come out. These lifestyle tips will help you maintain your weight loss results after Obalon.
Focus on Nutrient Dense Foods
While the Obalon balloons are in your stomach, they take up space, so you feel full after eating less. This restricts the number of calories you can consume. Since you’re eating less, it is important to make every calorie count. Focus on nutrient-dense foods like:
- Whole grains
- Lean proteins
- Fruits and vegetables including leafy greens
- Low fat and fat-free dairy
- Beans, nuts, and seeds
Variety is the key to getting all the nutrients your body needs. Focus on eating many different foods and lots of colors. Eat a rainbow and include fruits and vegetables of every color.
After Obalon is removed, continue to pack a nutritional punch into every meal. Strive to fill up on foods that are low in calories and high in nutrition.
Live an Active Lifestyle
Losing weight opens up a new world of possibilities. Hiking, running, swimming and other activities that were once difficult are now achievable. Living an active life will help you keep up your new shape. Find physical activities that you love to do and do them often. Many of our patients find increased joy in their new bodies by stretching themselves physically and achieving goals and milestones.
Stick with Healthy Changes
Obalon helps patients to make healthy changes and break bad habits. The patient is in charge and it is their hard work and diligent efforts that make the weight loss possible. Obalon is a tool to help weight loss, but you must put in the effort.
After the balloon comes out, keep up the healthy habits to maintain your new weight.
Patients that lose a substantial amount of weight are often left with loose skin and a deflated appearance. Our surgical lifts can help to tighten up this excess skin. After Obalon, we can help you explore cosmetic procedures for weight loss patients. We can also use body contouring treatments like liposuction to remove any remaining stubborn fat pockets.
Consider a Second Round of Treatment if Necessary
Obalon balloons are removed after 6 months of treatment. During the time the balloons are in place, patients may lose up to 50 pounds. A second treatment is possible if you still need to lose additional weight. If your weight loss journey isn’t yet complete, talk with us about a second round of treatment with Obalon.
Life After Obalon
What does life look like after Obalon? We see a future of thinner waistlines, increased confidence, and outdoor fun, but it is all up to you. With healthy choices and diligent effort, Obalon can be the catalyst that changes your life and makes weight loss possible. We would love to help you decide if this treatment is right for you. Come in for a consultation and learn more.