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You’re sick and tired of dieting. I get it. That’s why it’s easy to justify the cost of the ReShape Balloon™ because you think this tool will do all the work for you. You have it implanted, you’ll eat less, and over time you’ll lose all your weight. It seems like a magic pill. Who then needs 12 months of coaching with a Dietitian if a gastric balloon can do all that?
During your ReShape Gastric Balloon implantation period, it’s extremely important to take the prescribed medications from your healthcare provider. Prescribed medications will include antispasmodics, antiemetics and pain relievers which are important to help manage post-procedure symptoms such as soreness and nausea.
As you are approaching the six month mark for your ReShape Balloon Procedure, it’s time to start planning for your ReShape Balloon removal. This is a significant milestone! The instructions that follow will help make sure the procedure goes smoothly and maintain your weight loss when the balloons are no longer in your stomach.
Experiences will vary, but the vast majority of our patients tell us that the smaller portion sizes they got used to while the balloon was inserted continue to satisfy them when the ReShape Balloon removal happens.
Choosing to invest in your health can be a difficult decision. The results are never instantaneous, and the process of getting to where you want to be with your weight can become a frustrating process. Despite these pitfalls, choosing to invest in your health will be a decision you will never regret. Improving your health not only carries a multitude of benefits both mentally and physically, but also in the long run will improve your quality of life and your future.
The ReShape Balloon Procedure is unlike other well-known weight loss surgeries such as the gastric bypass or sleeve gastrectomy. Especially if you are looking for a shorter recovery period that includes lighter anesthesia and does not require a hospital stay. However, with any procedure, surgical or minimally invasive, there will be a period of recovery and side effects are expected. As you’ll read, side effects with the ReShape weight loss balloon may be less severe and last for a shorter time frame than other weight loss surgeries.