After the Gastric Balloon the procedure
Once this has been inserted then the next step is to get used to the balloon. Having this balloon means that you can only tolerate smaller portions of food and you will feel fuller more quickly.
Everyone is different when it comes to adjusting to the balloon: some people do get used to it a lot easier than others. You may find that for the first few days afterwards you have cramps, bloating, nausea and even vomiting but this only because your stomach is getting used to the balloon. After a few days this will settle down.
You will be able to drink water (but only small sips) for the first few hours after the procedure. You can then have liquids such as fruit juices (low sugar) and thin soups for the next 3 days. This can then be followed by semi-solids and finally ‘normal’, solid food. Your dietician will be able to advise you further about this.
Try to avoid any unnecessary physical activity until after a week has passed. Once you have become used to the balloon you can then increase your activity levels.
This balloon forms part of a comprehensive aftercare plan which involves discussing sensible food options with you, arranging an exercise routine and monitoring your progress via regular follow up sessions.
After 6 months the balloon will have to be removed.
Gastric balloon guide sections
- Gastric Balloon - an overview
- Benefits of the Gastric Balloon
- Risks of the Gastric Balloon
- Before the Gastric Balloon procedure
- The Gastric Balloon procedure
- After the Gastric Balloon procedure
- Aftercare following the Gastric Balloon procedure
- FAQs about the Gastric Balloon
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- Types of weight loss surgery
- Benefits of weight loss surgery
- Risks of Weight loss surgery
- Suitability for weight loss surgery
- Weight loss surgery criteria guidelines
- Exclusion Criteria for weight loss surgery
- Finding a obesity surgeon
- Weight loss surgery abroad
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- Gastric band surgery
- Biliopancreatic Diversion
- Sleeve Gastrectomy
- Gastric Balloon
- Gastric Stimulation
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- Obesity surgery and older people
- Obesity Surgery and pregnancy
- Costs of weight loss surgery
- Weight loss surgery on the NHS
- Paying for weight loss surgery privately
- Cosmetic Surgery After obesity surgery
- Anti obesity medication
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