Above Target Weight for Liposuction? The Orbera Weight Loss Balloon Might Be for You!

At NuBody Concepts, we are excited to introduce ORBERA®, the revolutionary new weight loss balloon treatment for those who struggle with weight loss.

If you have talked to us or another provider about liposuction, you will know that it is not a weight loss treatment. In the past, when a patient did not qualify for liposuction because he or she did not meet their target weight, we typically advised them to find a treatment that helps them to lower their BMI.

But not anymore. For your convenience, we now offer a weight loss treatment at our Brentwood location.

Orbera patient before and after her gastric balloon weight loss treatment

A Gastric Balloon for Weight Loss

ORBERA® is a two-part weight loss program that helps people achieve their weight loss goals and maintain them long-term. The best thing is that you won’t need any surgery!

The placement of a weight loss balloon, also called gastric balloon, does not require surgery. The word “gastric” might make you think of a gastric bypass, which is a fairly invasive surgical procedure. A gastric balloon, on the other hand, can be placed in a 20-minute, non-surgical procedure. It requires no stitches and will leave no scars, and it is administered right at our practice under IV sedation.

During this procedure, a temporary balloon is placed in the stomach without any incisions. The balloon slows down your digestion, with the effect that you feel hungry less often and are sated much faster after eating. This translates into smaller portion sizes and reduced snacking. After six months, the balloon is removed again in an equally short, non-invasive procedure.

Training to Control Portion Size

What makes this treatment work so well is that during their six months of treatment, patients learn to adapt to healthier portion sizes. If you’ve tried any diets before, you know how hard it is to resist the urge to eat. If only you could remove that urge! Well, with Orbera, that is precisely what happens.

It’s important to know that you’re not alone when undergoing this treatment. After the placement of a balloon, our coaching team assists patients by connecting them with a dietitian. This sets you up for long-term success so that after the balloon is removed, you’ll continue your new habits and keep off the weight.

The Orbera weight-loss balloon has been shown to help patients lose up to 3x the weight than just diet and exercise alone. After only 1-2 months, you will see drastic results – but the full six months are needed to ensure long-term success.

Orbera is an FDA-approved procedure that almost 300,000 people have undergone worldwide. In our opinion, no other weight-loss balloon treatment can match the results of Orbera.

Orbera patient before and after her gastric balloon weight loss treatment

Are You a Good Candidate for a Weight Loss Balloon?

If you’ve tried diet and exercise and are still above your target weight, a gastric balloon might be a great way for you to shed those pounds. Most patients lose between 20-50 lbs with an Orbera treatment. We typically look for candidates with a BMI between 30 and 40. This does not mean that BMIs outside of that range can’t be treated. The best way to find out if you’re a good candidate is to attend one of our FREE seminars.

“Before, I would eat until I was stuffed, but now I can tell the difference between being satisfied and being overly full.” ~ Rafael, lost 45 lbs with Orbera

All gastric balloon procedures at NuBody Concepts are performed by Dr. James McDowell. He is a board-certified surgeon with extensive experience treating weight-loss patients with a range of bariatric and laparoscopic procedures. He has performed numerous placements of the ORBERA gastric balloon on patients in the Nashville area.

How to Get Started With Orbera

To start your weight loss treatment, simply contact us to sign up for one of our FREE after-hours seminars for Nashville patients. Dr. McDowell will be giving an overview of the procedure and answer any questions you may have.

The good news is that once you reach your target weight with a treatment like Orbera, you are a great candidate for liposuction and skin tightening. We have several options to remove remaining stubborn fat and tighten your skin, whether it is your abdomen, your thighs, your upper arms, and more.

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