What is the Difference Between a 6 and 12 Months Gastric Balloon?
Endoscopy has been used to insert and remove gastric balloons for approximately 20 years, and the operation is simple and rapid. Both the 6 month and 12 month balloons are placed under anesthesia for your comfort during endoscopic procedures. Which one you pick will be determined by your lifestyle, money, and weight reduction goal.
The gastric balloon is implanted in the hospital as a day case operation. Although the operation takes 15-20 minutes, you will be in the hospital for 3-4 hours. You’ll be sedated the entire time for your comfort, so you’ll need someone to drive you home.
Endoscopy is used to introduce the soft deflated balloon. A lengthy tube is placed into your mouth, travels down your throat, and the balloon is inflated with saline solution once it reaches your stomach. The endoscope’s balloon is then disconnected, and the tube is withdrawn.
There are no incisions in the skin, therefore there are no wounds to heal and no scars. There are no permanent alterations to your body because your stomach is not sliced or changed in any manner.
The balloon takes up a lot of space in your stomach and serves as a built-in portion control, allowing you to feel full after consuming tiny amounts of food. It will stay in place for 6 to 12 months, after which you will return to the hospital and have it removed in the same manner.
What are the Types of Gastric Balloons in Turkey?
BIB- 6 Month Gastric Balloon
The BIB® is a well-known device that has been in use for more than 20 years all over the world. Excellent track record in terms of safety and weight loss.
30-50 kg/m2 BMI
Implantation for 6 months
Support for a Year
If you need a quick boost to get your weight back on track, this is the product for you.
Orbera 365- 12 Month Gastric Balloon
The Orbera 365TM is a cutting-edge device with the longest implantation time of any gastric balloon on the market.
BMI ranges from 27 to 50 kg/m2.
Implantation for 12 months
Support for 18 Months
If you’ve been struggling with your weight for a while and need more time to modify your habits, this is a better option.
Gastric balloons come in a variety of shapes and sizes. The Orbera is the oldest and most well-known kind of gastric balloon. For more than two decades, this device has been in use. The Orbera 365 comes in two versions: a six-month version and a 12-month version. Over 250,000 people have safely used the Orbera balloon throughout the world.
One of the advantages of the balloon is that it does not require surgery. As a result, you won’t need a general anaesthetic.
The balloon is inflated and removed during a brief hospital stay – you’ll be with us for approximately 3 hours.
It’s an endoscopic operation, meaning it’s performed through the mouth. Unlike surgery, there is no stomach cutting.
How much weight am I going to lose after a 6 and 12 Month Gastric Balloon?
In our experience, gastric balloon surgery generally leads to a weight reduction of 2-3 stone in the first 6 months after the balloon is placed, however some people have lost much more. We anticipate that you will lose 70-80% of your weight in the first three months, after which your weight loss will halt or flatten, and the balloon will become more helpful in helping you maintain your new weight.
The amount of weight you lose will be determined on your initial weight and your ability to adjust to the new eating habits that the balloon can promote. As you are well aware, there are no miracles when it comes to weight reduction, therefore it is critical to remain disciplined and focused in order to achieve long-term success. This is why the dietary and physical exercise components of our support plan are crucial to long-term success.
The extra six months that these balloons spend in the stomach doubles the time that patients have to establish the new diet and eating habits that will help them maintain their weight reduction after the balloon is removed. People are determining that the extra six months are worth it, to the point that some people who were considering surgery are now opting for the gastric balloon instead. So, why go under a 12-month balloon instead of surgery?
Because it is temporary:
The balloon is a one-time use gadget that is inserted through the mouth. It is not a surgical procedure, and there are no scars. Fear of surgery is one of the primary reasons why people are prepared to put their long-term health at risk by refusing to lose weight. You won’t need a general anaesthetic, and you won’t have to worry about surgery with the gastric balloon for 6 and 12 months.
Because it is simple and quick:
The balloon is a straightforward operation that may be done on the same day. You’ll just be at the hospital for 3 to 4 hours. It takes no more than 5 minutes to inflate the balloon. The process might take anything from 20 to 30 minutes.
Because it is a safe procedure:
The 6 and 12 month gastric balloon is a safe treatment, whether you choose the conventional 6 month option or the Orbera 365, which lasts 12 months. Patients are comforted that it is one of the safest alternatives available to help their weight reduction journey, with over 20 years of evidence accumulated from all around the world.
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