The weight loss surgeries have gained a noticeable popularity in the last few years. One of the most popular is the gastric balloon in Dubai due to its rapid weight loss benefit. It eases the further obesity surgeries by reducing a certain amount of weight and making an individual suitable to proceed for the weight loss surgery. Let’s dig a little deeper to know more about it.

  • What is a gastric balloon?

It is a surgical balloon which is soft, expandable and made up of silicon. It is inserted into the stomach via mouth using an endoscopic tube.

  • How does it work?

It is placed when is in a deflated state and when placed, it is then inflated by either saline solution or air. This reduces the space in the stomach filling up the larger portion of it, leaving less room for food. Due to this a person eats less food and feels full earlier than usual, which allows an effective weight loss.

  • How long is it used?

This is used up to a maximum of six months as over the time the balloon gets deflated due to the acidic content in our stomach. Once it is removed after six months, an individual has to maintain their healthy weight by continuing to eat smaller meals.

  • When are you suitable?

You don’t have to be morbidly obese for undergoing gastric balloon. When a person has a BMI score between 26-30 they are a suitable candidate for the gastric balloon in Dubai. For the people who are morbidly obese going for a gastric band surgery is a better option.

  • How much weight will you lose?

You have to consider the fact that it has to be followed by a sensible diet routine and regular exercise. The amount of weight loss depends on how strictly you follow the healthy lifestyle.

  • Are there any side effects?

An individual may experience slight nausea for a week after the placement of gastric balloon. But soon you will be back to the normal routine.

A gastric balloon is an ideal option for those who are searching for the nonsurgical procedure and need an aid to weight loss.