Gastric Balloon helping Kiwis lose weight without surgery
Date post: 27 August 2017
A Soft, silicone balloon is inserted down a patient's throat, placed in the stomach, filled to the right size with sterile salt water and taken out six months later.The product is part of a growing international trend of non-surgical weight loss options.
People using the Orbera technology could expect to lose three times as much weight as diet and exercise alone.
People typically lost 10-15kgs, about 10 per cent of their body weight, in the six months it was in place and 70 per cent of people kept the weight off.
Plastic Surgery Conference Queenstown 4th-6th August 2017
Date post: 03 August 2017