3 Nonsurgical Weight Loss Options for You

3 Nonsurgical Weight Loss Options for You

Weight loss isn’t easy, but it’s more important than ever. Studies show almost two-thirds of American adults are either overweight or obese, a problem that can seriously jeopardize their overall health.

Unfortunately, gaining those extra pounds tends to be far easier than losing them. And, over time, the challenge of trying to shed them becomes so overwhelming that it’s easy to give up altogether. But there are ways to reach a healthy weight once and for all, and no, we’re not talking about bariatric surgery.

Dr. Chad Carlton is passionate about helping people reach a healthy weight, and he’s seen firsthand the life-changing benefits it can provide. He also understands that there isn’t a one-size-fits-all solution to help people reach their goals; that’s why he offers surgical and nonsurgical weight loss solutions at LoneStar Bariatrics.

If you’re ready to lose weight, here are three nonsurgical options to help you succeed.

1. Nutritional counseling

Ever heard the saying you are what you eat? It definitely plays a role when it comes to your weight. And, no matter which weight loss strategy you end up trying, Dr. Carlton always recommends including nutritional counseling in your program. 

A healthy diet plays an essential role in weight management. However, it’s easy to turn to fad programs or restrictions in the search for quick weight loss results. On top of that, people can also have bad habits that sabotage their success and not even realize it!

Working with a specially trained dietitian like Allison Rezentes, MS, RD/LD can help you identify problem areas and create a personalized action plan. With her help, you can gain the tools you need to adopt a healthier lifestyle for good.

2. Medical weight-loss management

Shedding extra pounds is never easy, especially when you’re overweight and searching for long-term success. That’s where medical weight loss management can help.

We personalize each of our medical weight loss programs to your individual needs. The result? You get treatments that suit your lifestyle, help you lose weight safely and effectively, and provide results that last a lifetime.

Strategies used in medical weight loss programs often include:

We also work closely with you throughout your entire program to monitor your progress and make adjustments as needed. This personalized approach ensures you have the long-term support to develop the healthy habits required to lose weight and keep it off indefinitely.

3. Gastric balloons

For a little extra weight loss help without surgery, Dr. Carlton often recommends gastric balloons for people with BMIs between 30-40. These devices help with weight loss by temporarily filling up some of your stomach, so you eat less while feeling fuller longer.

Unlike bariatric surgery, Dr. Carlton can place Orbera® or Obalon® gastric balloon systems without incisions. It only requires a mild sedative, and he uses an endoscope passed through your mouth to access your stomach cavity. After inserting the balloon, he fills it with saline solution, and it stays in place for approximately six months.

Gastric balloons can provide rapid results, especially during the first four months, and they’re a great tool for jumpstarting your weight-loss journey. At LoneStar Bariatric, Dr. Carlton uses them in combination with a moderate-intensity diet and behavior modification program.

On average, people lose 25-29% of their body weight with gastric balloons within 12 months.

If you’re looking for weight loss solutions to improve your overall health and wellness, we can help create the perfect strategy to ensure you reach your goals.

Learn more about nonsurgical and surgical weight loss solutions by contacting LoneStar Bariatrics in Plano or Waxahachie, Texas, today.

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