Obalon Non-Surgical Weight Loss System More Effective than Diet & Exercise

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

Here at Scarpidis Aesthetics we want to ensure you know we view your weight loss journey as a partnership. Many overweight people fear surgery – and for good reason. Any surgery involves risks, including the need to be put under general anesthetic. About 10 percent of gastric bypass surgery patients experience complications, although most of these problems are minor, with only a very small number of serious or fatal complications, statistically. However, discovering a way to lose a significant amount of weight without undergoing surgery is one of the most important advancements treating people who are living with an unhealthy amount of excess weight.


The Obalon Balloon System

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.


Elevated treatment from a board-certified plastic surgeon

When you come to Scarpidis Aesthetics for the Obalon treatment, you are not receiving just any treatment. You are receiving treatment from not only a board-certified plastic surgeon who understands the cosmetic nuances of the human body but you are also able to work with our Registered Dietician, Samantha Rigoli, our Health & Fitness Director, Chris Ryan, from NBC’s ‘Strong’, and our Medical Aesthetician, Jane MacKinnon. We want to ensure you have any resources available to you to help you to achieve success. Not only is your treatment performed with the utmost care and precision, it is also done with your future cosmetic goals in mind. When it comes to your health and appearance, we know each patient’s journey is unique and your results depend highly on your motivation, engagement and commitment. Dr. Scarpidis and his team want to make sure they are there for you every step of the way, including subsequent treatments to refine your ultimate results.

The Obalon non-surgical weight loss system has a six-month treatment plan, we have created incentives to reward your completion of key milestones. Consider these gifts for your weight loss accomplishments and motivation to focus on success. These rewards include free facials, Botox, and Skin Tightening procedures to maximize your results.

Please contact us for more information to prepare and guide you through your Obalon Journey. We look forward to beginning this journey together!


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 appropriate 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*. Another exciting point is that of the patients involved in the study, 89% of the total weight lost after six months was maintained after one year of completing the program. Long term results matter.

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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

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.