It is a soft silicon balloon that is temporarily inserted into your stomach to partially fill it so that you feel full quicker after small amounts of food. It offers a weight loss solution to help patients to kick start their lifestyle changes. Sometimes it is used when the patient’s BMI is not high enough to justify surgery.
A gastric balloon works by taking up space in your stomach so that you feel full sooner and need to eat less. As you eat a smaller amount of food, you lose weight.