We currently do not deliver Obalon. However, we encourage prospective patients to visit our Orbera page. Orbera is a weight loss balloon that has been highly effective for our patients.
Research reveals that the adult obesity rate in Portland now affects 24.6 percent of all residents. Oregon is ranked number 22 for obesity in the USA. If you are one of the many people who live with excess weight, we are here to help you create a healthier, happier life. Our team at Athenix Body Sculpting in Portland knows how difficult it can be to shed pounds for the long term. To help patients who are struggling with a great amount of excess weight, we offer a state-of-the-art technology, Obalon, a non-surgical and FDA-approved treatment for weight loss.
The Future in Weight Loss Procedures is Here
The developers of the Obalon Balloon have created a system to assist people who are suffering with obesity to jumpstart weight loss – without the risks of invasive surgery. Obalon is the first and only swallowable intragastic (within the stomach) balloon system. The patient swallows a capsule, about the size of a vitamin, that holds the balloon. An X-ray is taken to confirm the balloon is now within the stomach.
The capsule dissolves, and the balloon is inflated with gas through the micro-catheter (very thin tube), which is then removed. The entire procedure takes only minutes to complete. The balloon, once inflated, is about the size of an orange. It fills space in the stomach, causing the patient to eat less and lose weight. Three balloons are placed over a three-month period. The balloons float to the top of the stomach cavity. At the end of the treatment period, the balloons are removed. At Athenix Body Sculpting in Portland, we have seen our clients make significant strides in weight loss, and live a healthier, happier lifestyle with this treatment.
What to Expect with Obalon
Obalon is intended to jumpstart weight loss, and a proper diet and exercise program make it possible to maintain a healthier weight for the long term. When the treatment period is complete, the three balloons are removed endoscopically. Your treatment will involve working closely with you on diet, exercise, and lifestyle changes that will help you maintain your new, slimmer, trimmer shape.
Who is Eligible for Obalon?
If you are over the age of 22, have a body mass index (BMI) ranging from 30-40 kg/m2, are discouraged about the inability to lose a great deal of weight, and are prepared to change your lifestyle, you may be a candidate for the Obalon system. This is not the appropriate treatment for people who had weight loss surgery in the past.
Obalon is an effective treatment geared to kick start extensive weight loss, and involves committing to a healthy, nutritious diet and a reasonable exercise program to help maintain weight loss.
Obalon Question and Answer
At Athenix Body Sculpting in Portland, we are committed to helping you overcome the difficulties you face in losing weight for the long term. If you are interested in the Obalon system, we have provided answers to common questions to assist you:
What are the potential side effects of Obalon?
Obalon is safe, effective, and FDA-approved. The most common side effects are mild abdominal pain and nausea, which typically disappear within two weeks.
Am I a candidate for Obalon?
Obalon can jumpstart weight loss, but long term success is based upon your commitment and willingness to make lifestyle changes in diet and exercise. Long-term weight loss can be achieved using the Obalon system for clients who are personally committed to living a healthier life going forward.
Will my activity be limited due to the balloons?
Our clients can usually resume normal activities immediately after each balloon placement procedure (there are a series of three balloons placed). Certain non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs must be avoided during the time in which the balloons are in your stomach. As the gas that inflates the balloons is affected by elevation, the balloons cannot be placed if you plan to live in an area at an altitude more than 4,000 feet higher or 2,500 feet lower than the location where you got the balloon placement procedure.
The Athenix Difference
At Athenix in Portland, we want to work closely with you on your journey towards a healthy weight, greater self-confidence, and the joys of feeling and looking your best. We have been providing clients with innovative solutions for years, and have chosen the Obalon system as one of the safest, most effective methods to achieve weight loss without the need for anesthetic, scalpels, or the risks associated with surgery. If you are discouraged about losing weight but don’t want to face the risks of surgery, and are prepared to make significant lifestyle changes, get in touch with us at our Portland office and schedule a free consultation to talk with one of our professional team about the Obalon system. It could change your life forever.