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Got the balloon in Dec. 2017 and had it removed in June 2018. I thought that if I cold drop 30 or so pounds then I could get more active and keep it off... WRONG! Lost 28 pounds and all was good for a few months but then the weight started to slowly come back. I think if you're really well educated on your new diet and you can stick with it, you might have better results than I did. Next week I'm having gastric sleeve surgery. I spent $6,000 for the balloon and now $16,000 for the sleeve.

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I heard about the balloon but it's too new for me to try and I didn't want something inside of me. Good luck on your sleeve.

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I too thought the balloon was the answer for me...NO!

lost about 30 lbs and put it right back on. I had to address my eating addiction first. I have been doing Keto for almost a year and have lost a solid 40 lbs. eating addiction is real!! Good luck, the balloon isn’t the answer and a big waste of money.

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Yikes, sorry you had to learn that expensive lesson. But thank you for sharing your story and hopefully others will learn from your experience.

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I lost about 65lb with the balloon. My husband lost 72. I've lost a few more in the couple of weeks since removal. You absolutely have to learn proper nutrition and exercise habits if you want the balloon to be successful--- but this is the same with any weight loss tool.

If you haven't addressed the reasons you aren't able to maintain a healthy diet and exercise program, you should consider delaying any surgical procedure until you do.

Balloons don't make you lose weight.

Gastric sleeves don't make you lose weight.

These are merely tools for your toolbox and if YOU don't put in the effort, you won't have anything to show for it.

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16 hours ago, ItME said:

I lost about 65lb with the balloon. My husband lost 72. I've lost a few more in the couple of weeks since removal. You absolutely have to learn proper nutrition and exercise habits if you want the balloon to be successful--- but this is the same with any weight loss tool.

If you haven't addressed the reasons you aren't able to maintain a healthy diet and exercise program, you should consider delaying any surgical procedure until you do.

Balloons don't make you lose weight.

Gastric sleeves don't make you lose weight.

These are merely tools for your toolbox and if YOU don't put in the effort, you won't have anything to show for it.

You're absolutely right! My balloon doctor said almost nothing about diet; just 95 grams of Protein and 25 grams of carbs. I met with a local sleeve surgeon that gave me an 8 page xerox about the post surgery diet. Then I went to a 2nd doctor that gave me a 95 page book, 1.5 hours meeting with a dietician and I'm free call with questions or issues for the rest of my life!

Congratulations to you and your husband!

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