SAN DIEGO, Jan. 9, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — As the year turns and resolutions begin to take shape, weight loss is at the forefront of many minds—whether it be to better fit into clothes, offset the risk of health problems, or simply feel better. Unfortunately, losing weight through diet and exercise alone can be challenging for many.
While an excellent option for some, alternate weight loss solutions like bariatric surgery are not typically appropriate for patients who don’t need to lose a significant amount of weight. For these patients, La Jolla Cosmetic Surgery Centre (LJCSC) is proud to offer the Obalon Balloon System.
“We see many patients who feel like they have tried everything to reduce excess weight but have had little-to-no long-term success,” explains LJCSC Director of Aesthetic Services, Lauren Amico Reed, PA-C, MMS. “Patients who want to make healthier choices and reduce health risks are often frustrated by a continual struggle with losing pounds and then keeping the weight off. For patients who aren’t eligible or ready for bariatric surgery, Obalon can be an excellent fit.”
What makes the Obalon Balloon System unique?
Obalon is the first minimally invasive, swallowable gastric balloon system. Just like traditional gastric balloons, the Obalon system works by physically taking up space in the stomach, in turn reducing the amount of a food a patient can ingest, helping them feel fuller faster and supporting their weight loss efforts. For many, weight loss begins within just a few days.
Unlike traditional gastric balloons, Obalon is not placed through an endoscopic procedure, making it a truly non-surgical balloon system. Instead, patients swallow a capsule containing one balloon, which is then inflated, during a 10 minute office visit. Second and third capsules are placed at subsequent visits, and the balloons stay in place for six months.
Obalon weight loss at La Jolla Cosmetic Surgery Centre
LJCSC has been waiting for a product like Obalon to help their loyal patient base achieve and maintain long-term, healthy weight loss—and the practice has devoted their time, resources, and even staff members to ensure they provide a weight loss program that truly works.
The LJCSC Obalon Team, including four staff members who have taken part in the Obalon balloon system, have created the LJCSC Obalon Weight Loss Program to provide Obalon patients with an environment of support and all the tools necessary to ensure success. The program includes six months of support through Virtual Health Partners, one-on-one appointments with nutrition specialists via phone or video, fitness and nutrition classes, behavioral health coaching, and access to virtual support groups and media. Also provided is a Bluetooth scale for weigh-ins and tracking, 12 GLAMbooster MIC B12 shots to assist with energy and metabolism, exclusive content and tips, and access to a private Facebook group to share information, get inspired, and lend or receive support.
“To date, LJCSC’s San Diego Obalon patients have collectively lost 160 pounds and counting—which is 3.6 pounds more than the national average,” states the LJCSC Obalon Specialist, Tiffany Ross, PA-C. “We are proud of the hard work and dedication of our patients and look forward to seeing their continued success in our Obalon Weight Loss Program.”
About La Jolla Cosmetic Surgery Centre: LJCSC is located in the Scripps/XIMED Medical Building on the Scripps Memorial Hospital Campus, at 9850 Genesee Avenue, Suite 130, in La Jolla, CA. The Laser & Skincare Clinic at LJCSC is also located in the Scripps/XIMED Medical Building in Suite 380. Reach them by phone at 858-452-1981.
Media Contact:Marie Olesen, La Jolla Cosmetic Surgery Centre, www.ljcsc.com or 858-452-1981.
SOURCE La Jolla Cosmetic Surgery Centre