BIB is a weight loss program designed to help you achieve weight loss goals.
The BIB System is a tool that is designed to give you the extra help you need to adjust to a healthier lifestyle.
The BIB System is a soft, saline filled silicone balloon that is placed in the stomach for up to six months. The balloon is designed to partially fill your stomach, giving you a feeling of fullness. In medical terms this is called ‘satiety’. It will not only make you feel less hungry, but feel fuller more quickly after small meals.
And because you will feel more satiated, you should find it easier to make the changes to your diet and lifestyle that will help you keep the weight off once the balloon is removed.
The BIB System does not involve surgery nor does it require long-term drug therapy. It is placed and removed during a 20-30 minute ‘endoscopic’ procedure, during which you will be mildly sedated.
Once the balloon is in place, your clinic should be able to provide you with dietary advice and support to help you make the changes to your diet and lifestyle that are necessary to help you achieve your weight loss goals.
Interested in finding out more? Then, please contact us.
During the consultation we will evaluate the risks associated with endoscopy and intragastric balloons and the possible benefits of a temporary treatment for weight loss prior to use of the BIB System.
Usually, people instinctively know when they have reached their ‘ideal’ weight.
This is the weight at which people generally feel good about themselves, feel healthy and energetic, feel they can wear what’s ‘in-fashion’ without feeling too self-conscious in public.
The most common measurement used for indicating whether a person is overweight is Body Mass Index (BMI).
You can work out your own BMI by using the following calculation:
kg/m2 = BMI
Your weight in kilograms divided by the square of your height in metres.
If you have a BMI of 30* or more, the BIB System could be the ideal solution for you.
*The BIB System is not approved for use in patients with a BMI lower than 30.
This information is only a guide. Your doctor will be able to give you a
much more accurate health assessment based on your BMI and other relevant factors and will ultimately determine whether you are suitable for treatment.
As with all medical procedures, there are potential risks of unforeseen, unknown or adverse reactions to medications and the procedure itself. Please discuss your questions and expectations about the BIB System with your doctor in order to properly evaluate the benefits versus the possible risks.
We understand how big a step it is to enquire about a weight loss procedure. You are naturally anxious about choosing the best provider and package to get the best possible results. When you choose Dr Peerbaccus for your procedure, you can have peace of mind that as gastric balloon specialists, your procedure, your health and your financial investment are in safe hands.
Please contact us now and ask your GP to send a referral.
Finance options are available such as afterpay.
Caboolture Private Hospital, North Lakes Day Hospital, Peninsula Private Hospital
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