“I’m the best version of myself, thanks to Orbera®.”
— Amanda lost 51 lbs* with Orbera®
Amanda, a registered nurse, says life before Orbera® was a little depressing, she was overweight, unhealthy and sad. She didn’t really want to be out in public, because when you don’t feel good, you don’t look good. Amanda exhausted every other option to lose weight. She tried pre-packaged foods, home delivered meals, all the medications she could think of, she had a personal trainer, and even had 3 gym memberships at one time — but nothing worked.
Amanda wasn’t at a high enough weight to be considered for a surgical weight loss procedure so she started looking for weight loss physicians in my area – that’s when she heard about Orbera®. Amanda chose Orbera® because there was a decreased long term effect and less chance of complications because it wasn’t permanent. She liked the fact that Orbera® was a temporary measure while she learned new habits. As a nurse, she knew a lot of people gain back their weight after invasive surgeries because they never change the mental aspect of taking in food.
After the balloon has been removed, Amanda is weightlifting and able to jog, something she never thought was possible. She is proud and amazed at what she has accomplished. A year and a half ago, Amanda was at rock bottom. It’s been over a year since Amanda had her balloon removed and she has kept off her 51 lb weight loss.
Lindsay is a stay-at-home mom who has a princess party business. She found Orbera® after significant weight gain. After seeing unflattering photos and videos of herself in her costume, she knew she needed a change. She felt completely out of control, and was mindlessly eating, especially at night. Lindsay needed help, but couldn’t do it alone.
Lindsay tried everything she knew about. Every diet, pills, hypnotherapy. You name it – Lindsay did it. In her weight loss research, she stumbled upon the Orbera® gastric balloon. The last thing Lindsay tried, was the first thing that worked. With Orbera® she changed the way her brain works and the expectations she had of herself. Now for Lindsay, her relationship with food is second nature.
Over a year later, Lindsay is living a whole new life, 54 lbs. lighter. She is doing more for herself because she feels better doing things. She goes out with her friends more. She goes out with her kids more. She goes shopping and its fun – instead of a tortuous thing to do.
Charlotte is a busy, social young professional who went for a standard physical and learned she may be pre-diabetic. Over the last few years due to her busy life and medications she had gained significant weight. She started looking for weight loss solutions and after realizing she wouldn’t qualify for gastric bypass, or a gastric band, turned to realself.com and came across Orbera®.
Charlotte liked the idea of Orbera® because it was a non-invasive, non-surgical approach to losing weight. To her, Orbera® was a tool to help her kick-start her weight loss. Throughout the 12 months of the Orbera® Weight Loss Program, Charlotte utilized a nutritionist to teach her what to eat and what not to eat. The nutritionist also helped her stay accountable with her overall activity and diet.
After having the Orbera® balloon, she learned portion control, how to identify psychological hunger and to listen to her body. For Charlotte, seeing the scale go down was incredibly encouraging. It’s now been over a year and Charlotte continues to utilize the healthy eating habits learned from Orbera® and is proud of her 43 lb. weight loss.
Shawn is a former military man. After gaining a significant amount of weight after a serious injury he could have never predicted he would have gotten to the weight he did. Shawn had to make a change and wanted to get healthy, but he needed a kick-start to do it. That’s when he found Orbera®.
Shawn was extremely successful at his weight loss because he didn’t just get the Orbera® balloon and sit back and think “Ok balloon, do your thing.” Instead, Shawn decided to use Orbera® as a tool. He put his body through everything it needs to get healthy from better diet and portion control to increasing physical activity. Shawn used Orbera® as a tool and not a shortcut to his ideal weight.
Shawn says Orbera® led to a domino effect in his life. Once he started losing weight, he started to feel better. Once he felt better, he wanted to do more active things such as working out or running. As Shawn started with the domino effect, he began setting additional goals for himself to overcome. The largest goal being to complete an Ironman race, which Shawn accomplished in November 2018. With Orbera® Shawn lost 126 lbs. and changed his life.
Andrew wasn't happy with himself. Andrew would look in the mirror and wonder if the day would ever come where he would feel comfortable in his own skin. Andrew believes trying Orbera® was a changing point in his life. By his first follow-up appointment he had already lost his first 5 lbs - and that was just the start. By the end of the first 6-months of his Orbera® weight loss journey Andrew had lost 30 lbs. His eating habits had changed and he felt a constant sense of accomplishment. Years ago he would just eat and eat until he felt overly full, but with the Orbera® stomach balloon he realized that he had to change his eating habits. Between portion control and eating slowly, Andrew was able to change the way he ate. It has changed Andrew's life and he believes it can change yours too.
Growing up, Clara was extremely active. But once she started a family, she put herself on the backburner. Somewhere along the way, she forgot about herself and lost her self-confidence. Clara knew that she had to make a change when her health started to take a negative turn. The scale was slowly approaching 300 lbs and something had to be done. She wanted her family to be proud of her, and to feel proud of herself.
Then, she found the Orbera® intragastric balloon, which is FDA-approved and known worldwide for its success. This simple and non-surgical weight loss solution was exactly what Clara was looking for to reshape her life. Not only that, the procedure required no incisions and took only 15 minutes.
The gastric balloon cost was only a small investment compared to the years of healthy living that it could provide. Already, she has learned the values of a healthy diet and implements what she has learned every day. Clara has fallen back in love with exercise and couldn’t be happier!
She didn’t want to waste a single moment of her Orbera® weight loss program, so she dedicated herself to changing her life once and for all. Clara has lost a total of 70 lbs and has dropped from a size 22 to a size seven. Thanks to this weight loss procedure, Clara become someone she is proud of and a role model for her entire family.
As a nurse practitioner in Chicago, Mary would educate patients about the risks associated with obesity, but she seemed to be overlooking her own lifestyle. One day she stepped on the scale, only to be shocked to her very core. Mary weighed in at 235.6 lbs and had a BMI of 40. That was the moment she decided she needed to focus on her health. It was time to change.
Mary was familiar with the Orbera® weight loss balloon. She liked that the procedure was non-surgical and only took about 15 minutes. So, she was beyond delighted when she discovered that a local clinic in Illinois offered the weight loss balloon. Thus, beginning her Orbera® weight loss journey.
This weight loss procedure was exactly what Mary needed to help her lose the weight. She received support from a team of caring weight loss professionals from day one. Mary knew that she could communicate with her doctor and support team when she needed help or guidance.
Mary has lost 92 lbs with the help of Orbera® weight loss balloon. Not only that, she’s dropped 27 cumulative inches from her waist, abdomen, and hips, and has a BMI of 26.3. She has run 10k races, and goes for hikes during family vacations; things that wouldn’t have been possible before Orbera®. The Orbera® weight loss program has been life changing for her. She sets and achieves goals, eats real food, and feels like a part of her athletic family.
With her family cheering her on, Mary knows that anything is possible!
For Stephanie, Orbera® finally put an end to the rollercoaster of losing weight and then gaining it right back. After spending tens of thousands on diets, gym memberships, and all the sizes of clothing in between… She finally learned about Orbera®. At age 50, Stephanie lost 50 pounds. Now, a year later, she’s not only keeping off, but enjoying a new and more confident life in New York City.