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Before opting for a gastric balloon, you naturally want to know what to expect, both with regard to the procedure and the period thereafter. We will always advise you based on your personal circumstances. This way, you are fully aware of the changes you need to make in your eating pattern.
Book a no-obligation consultation in advance to discuss the gastric balloon procedure and any alternative weight loss methods. Together with the consulting doctor, you’ll decide on the best options for your body. This way, you can rest assured that you’ve chosen the best procedure for your body, your (target) weight and any other wishes you may have.
What is a gastric balloon?
A gastric balloon is a soft silicone ball that is inserted into your stomach. This is filled with a liquid, which gives you the feeling that your stomach is fuller. As a result, you’ll feel more satiated and experience less hunger. In addition, you’ll also have less room for food in your stomach.
The gastric balloon is removed after 6 months. After that, you need to make sure that you continue to follow a healthy diet in order to not regain the weight you just lost. You can therefore regard having a gastric balloon placed as a first step towards a healthier lifestyle and a healthier body weight.
Least invasive procedure
Compared to many other weight loss surgeries, having a gastric balloon inserted is the least invasive procedure. That’s because there is no surgery involved. All we need to do is place the gastric balloon and remove it later on. This balloon is made of soft silicone and is extremely safe without harming the stomach.
Experiences with the gastric balloon are therefore very positive. You can expect to lose 15 to 20 kilos. Of course, it depends on your current weight. As a guideline, you can take 15% of your body weight.
Safe and fast weight loss: gastric balloon Belgium
Have you tried dozens of diets and still haven’t managed to shed your excess weight? You often feel hungry and can't help reaching for sweets and snacks? Then a gastric balloon could be the solution for you.
You will be treated in our Wellness Kliniek in Genk, Belgium. And it’s not just the Flemish who we treat here. People from across the globe know where to find us. That’s because we offer extremely high quality and the best possible aftercare. So you can have an operation at Wellness Kliniek Belgium with peace of mind.
Adjusting your diet with a gastric balloon
A weight loss balloon does of course sound ideal, but as mentioned earlier, making significant changes to your diet remains important. This way, you’ll eat less and make healthy choices. It’s important to persevere, especially in the period after the gastric balloon has been removed, because otherwise you run a high risk of gaining weight again.
Alternative to a gastric balloon
Being able to get rid of your excess weight by dieting and exercising is of course great. And this therefore remains the best alternative to having a gastric balloon placed. In cases where this is not possible and a gastric balloon is not for you, a gastric sleeve or gastric bypass could offer a solution.
With these types of weight loss surgery, making drastic changes in your diet becomes less necessary (desirable nonetheless, but you’ll automatically feel less hungry). And because these options do require actual surgery, they are slightly more intense and involve longer recovery periods. Our consulting doctor will discuss the options with you and be upfront with you on what suits you best.
If you are considering having a gastric balloon placed, you of course need time to think it over. Does it suit you? Or perhaps other weight loss methods make a better choice?
When you book a consultation at Wellness Kliniek, we always discuss the alternatives, such as a gastric bypass and a gastric sleeve. This way, we make a joint decision on what’s the best solution for your weight loss, taking into account what suits your body, your wishes and your current health.
Whatever you choose, at Wellness Kliniek you are in safe hands and we’ll always strive to provide you with the best possible care and that includes aftercare. So you can opt for the body you want, without having to worry.