What is the gastric balloon operation?

The gastric balloon operation is a non-surgical cosmetic procedure, performed under local anesthesia, and aims to lose weight, as it depends on reducing the size of the stomach, by inserting the balloon, which reduces the amount of food intake, which leads to weight loss.

There are three types of gastric balloon operation, and the doctor determines the most appropriate type for the patient, according to the size of the fat mass that the patient has, and they are as follows:


It is a single balloon, which is inserted into the stomach and filled with saline solution.


It is two balloons, and it looks exactly like the Oropera.


It enters the stomach through small capsules, and is filled with nitrogen gas.

The balloon is left in the stomach for a period of time ranging from six months to nine months, a period determined by the doctor according to the weight of the patient.