Dr. Scarpidis and Obalon

Obalon Non-Surgical Weight Loss System *

If you are struggling with excess weight, recent advances bring new hope. Obalon is the first (and only) non-surgical, swallowable treatment developed for weight loss. The Obalon Balloon System was approved by the FDA in September, 2016. At Scarpidis Aesthetics, our focus is on providing our patients with the most advanced, least-invasive treatments, and we now offer NYC Obalon treatments as a non-surgical alternative to achieve significant weight loss.

Non-Surgical Weight Loss Treatment

At Scarpidis Aesthetics, we understand that by the time our patients come to us for help with weight loss, they may be exhausted from trying every method under the sun to shed the pounds. They may have explored every diet and exercise plan, with little to no effect, and are deeply frustrated. However, these patients still aren’t sure they want to undergo invasive weight loss surgery that brings with it scarring, downtime, discomfort and risk of complications.

Here at Scarpidis Aesthetics we want to ensure you know we view your weight loss journey as a partnership. Many overweight people are unwilling to undergo surgery but understand the need to lose weight for health reasons. Obalon might be their best option.

The Obalon Balloon System

Obalon is a revolutionary tool that retrains your mind to feel full faster. This weight loss treatment is entirely non-invasive and non-surgical, and can help patients lose anywhere from 15 to 50 lbs. A small capsule is easily swallowed, and inflated with air creating a small balloon once it reaches the stomach. The air-filled balloon floats in the stomach and applies pressure to the upper pole of the stomach where the nerve signals that inform your brain that you are full are located. This early “I’m full” system to your brain is responsible for reducing the destructive excess eating responsible for weight gain. Moreover, the Obalon Balloon System underwent a 7 year FDA trial to prove that it works and that it is safe. Obalon was approved by the FDA in September, 2016, and has quickly become a patient favorite at Scarpidis Aesthetics.

What makes us different?

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At Scarpidis Aesthetics we want you to lose the weight and look great too! What sets our weight loss program apart is that we partner with you and offer you far more than the balloon technology alone. At Scarpidis Aesthetics, we are committed to your success! You will receive ongoing, personalized support from a registered dietician, who will help create a healthy regimen and lifestyle change that will allow you to maintain your weight loss results long after you finish our six-month program. Our Health and Fitness Director can help tailor the right exercise routine based on your abilities, exercise experience, schedule and daily routine. Working with a nutritionist and fitness coach can be invaluable, as many of us are unaware of the poor habits that have caused the weight gain in the first place.

Our registered dietician Samantha Rigoli will help you to learn about the best foods to choose before, during and after your Obalon treatment. She will meet with you individually to get to know your preferences and the issues you’ve struggled with in the past. You will also have the opportunity to meet in private with our fitness coach, Chris Ryan from NBC’s ‘Strong’, who can help you to build muscle and achieve the lean, toned physique you’ve always desired through a series of custom-designed functional movements.

The Scarpidis Aesthetics team also includes our medical aesthetician Jane MacKinnon, and of course the cosmetic expertise of Dr. Scarpidis, a board-certified plastic surgeon who understands the nuances of the human body and can help you to achieve a slimmer, tighter, more attractive figure.

Thanks to this strategic, multifaceted approach to weight loss implemented by our winning team of medical professionals, Dr. Scarpidis’ Obalon patients experience a higher than average rate of success with their weight loss. We are ecstatic about this fact, and can’t wait for you to join our Obalon family.

As a cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Scarpidis uses Obalon to lower your BMI, improve your health and lower your risk for cardiovascular disease – but he can also help you to achieve a more attractive appearance overall. Scarpidis Aesthetics delivers transformative results, both medically and aesthetically, so you can look and feel your very best.

Working with rewards and incentives

As partners in the Obalon Weight Loss program, our patients’ success is our success. And, to celebrate, we offer exciting incentives that will keep them motivated and inspired. These incredible incentives include Hydrafacial medical-grade facials, BOTOX treatments, and non-invasive skin tightening sessions, all of which work in tandem with Obalon to improve your physique along with your self-confidence.

How Does Obalon Work?

Obalon Balloon System

This system is unique in that it doesn’t require surgery. It is a balloon system that enters your stomach orally. It takes less than ten minutes per balloon, and no sedation is needed. You simply swallow the Obalon capsule, and the balloons are each inflated through a tiny tube that is attached to the capsule. Once the balloons are inflated, they take up room in your stomach so you naturally eat less, and feel full faster. There is no downtime, and patients typically return to their regular activities immediately after the treatment. The balloons are left in place for a six-month period (in most cases), and during this time, you work closely with our team on critical lifestyle modifications in diet and exercise so you can live a longer, happier, healthier life following your Obalon in New York.

The three balloons in the system are placed gradually over three months so the treatment can be tolerated more easily. The maximum amount of weight loss is achieved after the total of three balloons are placed. All balloons are removed at six months from the time the first balloon was placed. Each Obalon balloon is about the size of a small orange, once inflated.

Before & Afters

Obalon Balloon System
Obalon Balloon System

Individual results may vary

The Obalon Balloon System

Will Obalon Help Me Lose Weight?

The Obalon Balloon System is considered an ideal treatment for patients who are at least 22 years old and have a 30 to 40 BMI. In a clinical study, the Obalon program, when used in conjunction with a diet and exercise program, was found to be very effective, with most patients losing twice as much weight as they would have with only diet and exercise*. Although the balloons are removed after 6 months, 89% of patients involved in the study continued to maintain their weight or lose more weight for an additional 6 month period. Long term results matter.

Is Obalon Covered by Insurance?

While the Obalon Balloon is the first and only swallowable, FDA-approved balloon system for weight loss on the market, it is unfortunately NOT covered by insurance. Here at Scarpidis Aesthetics we do offer financing options to our patients to help them achieve their weight loss goals. Learn how we can help you today.

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Jumpstart Your Weight Loss

If you are struggling to lose weight and diet and exercise is not working for you, you can jumpstart your weight loss with the help of the Obalon Balloon System. It is FDA-approved, gets proven results, as well as being safe, affordable, and easily tolerated by patients. For the program to work, it requires commitment that you will participate in a diet and exercise program as part of your treatment. At Scarpidis Aesthetics, we guide you throughout your weight loss process during your NYC Obalon procedure.

What Should I Expect with Obalon?

Placing the balloons is fast and easy. Once in place, you will experience the sensation of fullness, or may feel a sensation of pressure in the stomach. You should eat slowly, as you will feel full much more quickly, and consuming too much can bring on nausea. Learning to fully chew before swallowing, and taking time while eating is a habit you will need to develop if you don’t already have it.

You can eat all the foods you enjoy normally, but if you are constantly snacking, what you choose as snacks should be healthy foods, rather than sugary, fatty treats. This is an opportunity to change your habits and begin to live a healthier lifestyle, appreciating the taste and energy provided by healthy, nutritious food options. We work with you on your diet so you discover food alternatives that you will enjoy eating. Eating less is not a problem with Obalon – you will feel full far faster.

Talk to Us About the Obalon Balloon System

Dr. Scarpidis spends a considerable amount of time in private consultation with his prospective Obalon clients, because he knows that an educated, well-informed patient has the best chance at success. He is eager to answer all your questions in detail so that you feel confident and excited about moving forward.

What sets our practice apart is the continuous, personalized attention that you will receive from our doctors and staff. Not a week goes by that we don’t check in with our Obalon clients to ensure they are on track with their weight loss goals. With the insightful, individualized guidance, hands-on cooperation and solid foundation provided by Dr. Scarpidis and his team, you can rest assured that your procedure will be successful beyond your expectations.

If you are interested in finding out more about Obalon in NYC, we invite you to visit us at our New York clinic. You may have questions about how it works, and whether you are candidate. We believe our patients deserve the most effective, least-invasive treatments, and we can quickly determine if you are a candidate for this advanced, non-surgical weight loss treatment.

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* The Obalon Balloon System is intended for adults with a body mass index (BMI) of 30 to 40 kg/m2 (30 to 50 pounds overweight) willing to follow a diet and exercise program. All Obalon balloons must be removed in 6 months. Patients with prior weight loss surgeries are not eligible.

The most common side effects reported were mild abdominal pain and nausea which typically resolved within two weeks. You must take daily acid-blocking medicine prescribed by your doctor. For full Important Safety Information go to www.Obalon.com/safety-information or call your doctor.

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