“I was ready for a change in my life when I heard the ReShape ad on the radio. The timing was perfect.”
Patrick started to gain weight in his 20s—a little bit here, a little bit there. As he got older, the extra weight impacted his quality of life: he couldn’t “keep up” with his son, his friends gave him a hard time, and he didn’t have the confidence he wanted.
As ready as Patrick was to shed the weight, one thing he absolutely would not consider was weight loss surgery.
“Some of my relatives had weight loss surgery. It seemed very uncomfortable, and I didn’t like the fact that it was irreversible and their bodies would never be the same.”
At a ReShape seminar, a doctor spent time getting to know Patrick’s goals and concerns and gave him in-depth information on the ReShape Procedure.
Given Patrick’s discomfort with the idea of weight loss surgery, he had some minor concerns about the balloons. His doctor explained that the procedure was not a surgery, and that if he was not comfortable, the balloons could be removed. After the balloons were inserted, Patrick reported, “After some initial nausea while I got used to them, I could not feel the balloons inside me at all. I was still able to exercise and not feel them.”
Patrick committed himself to the program, adding exercise and new foods to his lifestyle, and the weight loss happened quickly. “I really love ReShape for two reasons: it’s noninvasive and you don’t have to alter your body. And the program teaches you how to eat correctly and retain your weight loss.”
Patrick also enjoyed the support from his doctors, nurses, and fitness coaches. “I don’t know if I would have been as successful without that support group.”
“I feel great, with new confidence. I can shop for the clothes I want to wear, and I don’t have to buy XXL shirts.”
ReShape didn’t just change Patrick’s body: it changed his work, the health of his family, and his life. He’s more confident now: “When I walk into my job, I’m ready to go! I’m not feeling timid about who I am.” While Patrick was in the ReShape program, his family supported him and ate healthy meals together—and that’s become a habit. Patrick can keep up with his son now, and he no longer worries about being around for his young daughter.
“My friends and family, my wife, and children noticed a big difference in who I am. And my weight loss with ReShape just made family life all that better!”
*Results and patient experience may vary.
Important ReShape™ Integrated Dual Balloon System Safety Information
Indications: The ReShape Integrated Dual Balloon System is indicated for weight reduction when used in conjunction with diet and exercise, in obese patients with a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 30 – 40 kg/m2 and one or more obesity-related comorbid conditions. It is indicated for use in adult patients who have failed weight reduction with diet and exercise alone.
Contraindications: The ReShape Integrated Dual Balloon System is not recommended for patients with conditions that may increase the risk of poor results (e.g., prior gastrointestinal surgery with sequelae, prior open or laparoscopic bariatric surgery, inflammatory diseases of the GI tract, potential upper GI bleeding), who are unwilling to participate in an established medically-supervised diet and behavior modification program, who have alcohol or drug addictions, who receive daily prescribed treatment with aspirin, anti-inflammatory agents, anticoagulants or other gastric irritants, or who currently are or may be pregnant or breast-feeding.
Warnings: The maximum placement period for the ReShape Integrated Dual Balloon is 6 months. The risk of intragastric balloon deflation and intestinal obstruction (and therefore possible complications related to intestinal obstruction) is significantly higher when balloons are left in place longer than 6 months. The presence of blue-green urine or sudden loss of satiety, increased hunger and/or weight gain may be a sign of balloon deflation. Failure of patients to take prescribed daily proton-pump inhibitor medication increases the risk of gastric ulceration or perforation.
Adverse Events: Placement of the ReShape Integrated Dual Balloon requires an endoscopic procedure with sedation. Potential risks associated with an endoscopic procedure and sedation include adverse reaction to sedation (headache, muscle pain, nausea), infection, pneumonia, and respiratory distress. Potential risks associated with the ReShape Integrated Dual Balloon include ulceration, perforation, abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, bloating, belching, heartburn, dehydration, and sore throat. These complications may be severe enough to require early removal of the ReShape Integrated Dual Balloon. Although the ReShape Dual Balloon design provides an anti-migration feature, there is the potential risk of device migration and intestinal obstruction. The risk of intestinal obstruction is increased if the device is not removed after 6 months. If intestinal migration occurs, surgical or endoscopic removal may be required.
Important: For full safety information please click here, talk with your doctor, or call ReShape Customer Support at 844-YES-RESHAPE.
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