Intragastric balloon is a weight-loss procedure that consists of placing a saline-filled balloon in your stomach. This helps you lose weight by limiting how much you can eat and making you feel fuller easier. It is not a surgical procedure and it is a temporary treatment. It is preferred by those who have BMI between 27-35KG/m2 and who do not have diabetes. It is also used for high-scale obese people as a preparation for surgical intervention to lose weight beforehand. Depending on the treatment plan, it is removed within 6months or 1 year via endoscopy.
Covering a certain space in the stomach, the balloon will help you to be full more quickly by eating less. Another benefit of the gastric balloon is to slow down the passage of food through the stomach and help you feel full for longer.
Locating a gastric balloon in the stomach is not a procedure that will make you lose weight by itself. However, the gastric balloon helps you lose weight by helping you to follow your diet easily, providing you with enough time to obtain a healthy eating habit, it also significantly reduces the risk of regaining the weight that you lost.