There has been a recent procedure for weight loss that has been approved by FDA. The good news is that it is a procedure that does not involve going under the knife. For those who have stayed away from all weight loss procedures, in fear of coming under the knife will be heartened by the news. This procedure involves insertion of a balloon device. This is placed in the stomach through the mouth as an implant.
The Bariatric surgeons at the New Life Center for Bariatric Surgery stated that the balloon for the gastric procedure has been approved by FDA. It is a procedure that is performed in the outpatient wing and is a quick and painless procedure. It is best for those who have a BMI in the range of 30 to 40. For them the Bariatric surgeries are not required as this new procedure has been approved. It includes insertion of the balloon like device that stays in the stomach for about six months during which time an exercise program and a diet that is medically supervised is proposed to the patient. The program needs to be followed for a period of twelve months so that one becomes aware of the right habits to follow by which weight loss can be maintained for a long time.
A similar technique is offered at certain laser surgery and dermatology centers. Called the cool sculpting technique which has been given approval by FDA, the process aims to help reduce fat in different body portions. For some people who are unable to get rid of excess fat from all body areas, even after following a rigorous and difficult diet and exercise regime can opt for cool sculpting technique. For this one does not need to undergo liposuction which is a surgical procedure. With the help of the new non-surgical procedure one can get fat removed from different body parts like love handles, thighs, arms, abdomen and other areas.
In this process the fat cells in the targeted areas are treated without causing harm to the tissues around it. A vacuum like pressure is applied by a device on the target areas due to which the fat cells are made to break down and shrink. When this process is done, the body will be able to filter out the treated fat cells over a couple of months when a regular diet and exercise regime is followed by the patient.