Losing weight can be tricky. Even with discipline, diet, and exercise, sometimes you can still end up worlds apart from where you want to be with your weight. No matter how clean you eat or how many hours you spend in the gym, sometimes factors like your age and genetics can be barriers to weight loss that may be nearly impossible to overcome. If you need to achieve significant weight loss for health reasons or because you’re just tired of carrying the extra weight, the Orbera® intragastric weight loss system is a great, non-surgical option backed with more than 20 years of success and research.
Orbera® is more effective than dieting and exercise alone. In fact, on average Orbera® patients lose up to 3x more weight than those who try to shed pounds through eating healthier and hitting the gym. Orbera® is designed for people who have struggled with obesity and don’t want or can’t have surgery. It can help you lose weight and keep it off by teaching you to tackle some of the biggest obstacles between you and meaningful weight loss.
At Ritacca Cosmetic Surgery and Medspa in Vernon Hills, IL, we offer Orbera® as well as several fat reduction treatments, such as CoolSculpting®. If you’re ready to do yourself one of the biggest favors of your life and unlock a new future and healthier you, please contact us for an Orbera® consultation. Reach out to us online or call our practice at (847) 367-8815.
How Does the Orbera® Intragastric Weight Loss System Work?
Ask anyone who has lost a lot of weight in their life, the secret to losing the weight and keeping it off is in your everyday habits. Unfortunately, habits are awfully hard to change. Orbera® helps you lose weight without surgery by retraining your brain and body to eat healthier portions and form better everyday eating habits. It’s a program and treatment designed specifically for patients who have a body mass index (BMI) between 30-40, which is in the range the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) considers obese.
Orbera® is a multi-step weight loss system consisting of four parts:
Inserting the balloon: During the first part, a gastric balloon is inserted into your stomach through your esophagus painlessly and without incisions. The balloon is filled with a saltwater solution and expands to fill space in your stomach. Once it’s expanded to about the size of a grapefruit, it helps your body digest food slower and makes you feel full faster and longer.
Forming healthier eating habits: Over the course of about six months, this non-surgical alteration trains your body’s hunger response system, which teaches you better portion control and kickstarts your weight loss. We’ll work with you during this period as your support team, helping you shape a healthier lifestyle and monitoring your weight loss. Many patients can lose between 20 to 50 lbs. in this phase of the Orbera® program.
Removing the gastric balloon: After six months, it’s time to really buckle down on your nutrition. First, the gastric balloon in your stomach is deflated and extracted in a painless and safe process very similar to the way we placed it. The procedure is done quickly and under mild sedation in our accredited surgical center on location. After the balloon has been removed, we’ll work on reintroducing you to eating without the gastric balloon and look for opportunities to keep improving your diet and nutrient intake.
Coaching and support: For the last six months of your Orbera® program, we’ll help you build a personalized diet and fitness routine. We’ll also introduce you to Orbera® Coach, a cool tool you can use on your mobile device that gives you access to a team of nutritionists and dietitians whenever you need them.
With Orbera®, you can maximize your weight loss potential and success all without scarring, incisions, extensive downtime, or the constant fluctuations of weight from dieting alone.
What Are the Benefits of Orbera® Non-Surgical Weight Loss?
Obesity increases your risk for a substantial number of health complications, many of which will become more dangerous as you get older. Orbera® is an FDA-approved method of helping patients lose more weight than they would if they went at it with dieting and exercising alone. In addition to being safe, tried, and tested over many years, Orbera® also offers some of the following benefits:
Orbera® is an option when surgery isn’t part of your treatment plan. Some patients who need to lose weight simply aren’t healthy enough for surgery. Some patients ask about non-surgical weight loss options because they flat out don’t want surgery. If your health is an issue or if you’re not open to surgery, Orbera® can offer many of the same benefits as more invasive weight loss surgeries.
Orbera® helps you kickstart a whole new lifestyle. The cycle of dieting is temporary by nature. You change your eating habits for a while, you lose some weight, you go back to eating the way you did before you lost weight, and you gain some weight back. Diets are not designed for long-term success. Orbera® gets long lasting weight loss results because it helps you make meaningful changes to your life and eat differently.
Orbera® is temporary and reversible. Any invasive surgical procedure carries risks, and once surgery is performed, you can’t take it back. Orbera®, however, can be removed at any time if you experience any rare side effects or complications.
How Much Weight Will I Lose with the Orbera® Intragastric Weight Loss System?
Overall weight loss with Orbera® will vary greatly from patient to patient depending on factors such as age, BMI, and sex. In a clinical study done in the United States, patients who were monitored during the entire Orbera® process and who also adopted a long-term healthy lifestyle lost an average of nearly 22 lbs.
Your Unique Orbera® Treatment Plan Starts with a Thorough Consultation
At Ritacca Cosmetic Surgery and Medspa, you’ll begin your Orbera® intragastric weight loss system plan with a consultation with our experienced medical professionals. During your consultation, we’ll talk about your medical history, current health, and any concerns you have about the treatment. We believe firmly in the value of patient education and believe it helps achieve and maintain the best weight loss results.
Have questions about Orbera® or some of our fat reduction treatment plans? Want to schedule your appointment at our medspa? You can use our website to send us a message day or night, or you can call our practice in Vernon Hills, IL at (847) -367-8815 to schedule your consultation with medical professionals. Discover how you can live a healthier, longer, better life with Orbera®!