Potential Risks to Consider
The best aspect of using a weight loss balloon to help you get rid of your excess weight is that there are very few risks associated with this procedure. A thin catheter is placed down your throat during the treatment, which means that incisions won’t need to be made. As such, the only risks attributed to a weight loss balloon center around how your body reacts to it. Some individuals who obtain this treatment will experience a small amount of nausea and pain after the balloon is placed in the stomach. These symptoms should only last for a few days. There’s a very small risk that the balloon will fully deflate, after which it’s possible that the deflated balloon will pass through your digestive system. If this occurs, the eventual blockage could require an additional procedure.
What Occurs During the Procedure?
This is a very simple procedure that involves the placement of a thin tube into your throat, which contains a deflated balloon. This catheter will be moved down into your stomach before the balloon is detached from the tube. Another tube will then be sent through your throat and into your stomach with a small camera at the end of it. A saline solution will be sent through the tube to fill the balloon. The procedure takes around 30 minutes to complete.