At The Silhouette Clinic, we understand that losing weight and keeping it off can be challenging and that the traditional methods of diet and exercise may not always be enough. That’s why we’re dedicated to helping people struggling with weight loss, especially those who may have tried other methods without success or may be considering surgical weight loss options but would prefer a less invasive approach.
The term non-surgical weight loss applies to any non-invasive fat removal procedure not involving surgical incisions. The best non-surgical weight loss procedures are designed to help individuals achieve and maintain a healthy weight on their own terms, without more extreme medical intervention.
Our comprehensive consultations and weight loss management plans provide all the support and tools you need to succeed in your weight loss journey and learn how to lose weight without surgery. Our range of non-surgical fat reduction strategies helped hundreds of clients achieve healthier lifestyles and amazing new silhouettes they can be proud of — without having to go under the knife.
There are several excellent reasons to choose one of our non-invasive fat removal procedures before you consider going the surgical route. Endoscopic weight loss procedures without surgery present a safe and effective way to lose weight without worrying about all the ‘what ifs’ of undergoing surgery or dealing with the psychological aspect of surgical scars when you’re already conscious enough about your body. But the advantages don’t stop there, as there are several more compelling reasons to consider less invasive fat reduction treatments.
Lower Risk of Complications
Non-invasive fat removal procedures are considered much safer than surgical options, as even the least invasive weight loss surgery involves risk. First, patients who suffer from excess weight may be prone to respiratory problems during surgery. With non-surgical fat reduction treatments, these risks are minimized. Plus, when no incisions, cutting, or other invasive techniques are necessary, the risk of additional complications like leaks, infection, bleeding, and scarring can also be eliminated.
Shortened Recovery Time
Non-surgical procedures require minimal downtime afterward. The best non-invasive fat removal techniques can have you back on your feet and return to your routine within 2-3 days rather than weeks or months. That means less time off work, a bonus for patients who choose to keep their affairs private and prefer not to field questions from colleagues about extended absences.
More extreme weight loss procedures may not be suitable for individuals with medical conditions that make surgery riskier. With non-surgical fat reduction, this is not so much of a concern. In addition, the best non-surgical weight loss procedures allow you to resume normal activities right away after just a few days of recovery. In contrast, many surgical weight loss solutions require avoiding certain activities and following strict diet plans for extended periods after the operation.
Clinic-based weight loss procedures without surgery are typically much cheaper than hospital-based surgical options, making them more accessible to those with limited budgets. The cost of surgery can be significant, with some operations costing tens of thousands of dollars. Weight loss surgery patients may also be hit with additional charges like hospital fees and follow-up care. This is not the case with non-invasive fat removal procedures at The Silhouette Clinic, as we offer comprehensive follow-up care as standard on all of our weight loss packages.
The best non-surgical weight loss procedures can be tailored to suit specific individual needs and goals, ensuring your efforts are effective and sustainable. At The Silhouette Clinic, our experts work with you to create a weight loss plan tailored to your circumstances. Our experienced team is also on hand to provide the additional support, tools, and assistance you need to achieve your goals.
Types of Non-Surgical Weight Loss Procedures
There are many different options for people researching how to lose weight without surgery, so it’s essential to consider each one thoroughly. At The Silhouette Clinic, we’re proud to offer a range of the best non-surgical weight loss procedures. Here is a rundown of all the fat reduction treatments we provide in our practice.
Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty
In recent years, Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty (ESG) procedure has become an increasingly popular alternative to Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy (VSG) surgery because it can be conducted as an outpatient procedure without the need for cutting the stomach or a hospital stay.
What is Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty?
During an ESG procedure, patients are placed under sedation, and an endoscope is inserted through the mouth and advanced down to the stomach. The endoscope is fitted with a camera, a light, and a device to place sutures which reshapes and shortens the stomach into a tube-like structure, reducing its volume by around 70%.
After the procedure, patients will feel full and satisfied with less food, which reduces their calorie intake and helps them lose weight. ESG also causes delayed gastric emptying. When the flow of food moving between the stomach and intestines is slower, patients feel fuller for longer, which helps with dieting and fighting off cravings.
Who is Endoscopic Sleeve Gastroplasty for?
ESG is best suited to individuals with a BMI between 30 and 50 who have been unable to achieve significant weight loss through diet and exercise alone. It’s one of the best non-invasive fat removal techniques for individuals looking to kick-start their weight loss journey and adapt to a healthier lifestyle without navigating the potential risks of surgery.
While it’s a very well-tolerated procedure, it’s normal for ESG patients to experience some mild nausea, abdominal pain, and discomfort immediately afterward. However, these typically resolve without intervention within a few days, and medication can efficiently alleviate the symptoms.
How Does the Process Work?
ESG procedures are performed without incisions and take around 45 minutes, followed by a couple of hours in the recovery room so our team can monitor you for hydration and any additional meds. After that, you’re good to be discharged and can resume your routine after just a few days of taking it easy at home.
Before the process, you may need to take some laboratory tests to confirm suitability for the procedure. From there, we’ll provide you with a comprehensive plan with instructions you’ll need to follow to achieve the best results. This typically includes fasting from midnight the day before, making temporary modifications to medications before and after the procedure, and following a detailed diet plan outlining the best foods to consume and avoid in the first few weeks.
Orbera Weight Loss Balloon
Intragastric balloon procedures, or gastric balloon weight loss systems, are performed via endoscopy under light sedation. The Orbera Balloon is the first of two intragastric weight loss options available at The Silhouette Clinic. The goal is to reduce stomach size to facilitate speedy weight loss that lasts in the long term when combined with healthy eating habits and lifestyle changes.
What is the Orbera Weight Loss Balloon?
The Orbera is the world’s number one weight loss balloon, having helped hundreds of thousands of patients lose weight — and keep it off. It’s a temporary solution designed to take up space in the stomach and make you feel fuller for longer. It reduces the amount you eat and helps you lose weight relatively quickly in combination with a healthy diet and exercise routine.
The Orbera balloon isn’t a shortcut to instant weight loss, although it has been proven to facilitate weight loss three times quicker than diet and exercise alone. Instead, it’s a twelve-month journey toward a happier and healthier body for patients looking to take control and learn how to make lasting lifestyle changes.
Who is the Orbera Balloon for?
In addition to helping those who have struggled to achieve sustainable weight loss with diet and exercise alone, the Orbera balloon is one of the best non-surgical weight loss procedures for those looking for an effective way to shed pounds quickly before an operation. For example, physicians commonly advise on preoperative weight loss in the lead-up to knee and hip surgeries.
The ideal candidate for the Orbera balloon has a BMI between 30 and 40 and is ready to commit to a medically supervised program. Only a physician can tell you whether or not the Orbera balloon is right for you, so signing up for a non-invasive fat removal consultation to assess suitability is essential.
How Does the Process Work?
Once sedated, the deflated balloon is inserted into your stomach orally via the esophagus. Then, using a syringe, the Orbera balloon is filled with sterile saline solution until it reaches around the size of a grapefruit. The entire process usually only takes about 15 minutes, and most people go home just a few hours later once they’ve been sufficiently monitored in the recovery room.
Over the following months, your brain and body learn to adjust, and you’ll develop healthier eating patterns. The Orbera balloon is removed at the six-month mark, at which point the aftercare program takes over. In the second six months, you’ll work closely with the Silhouette Clinic care team to develop a personalized diet and exercise program that helps you continue and sustain your weight loss journey.
The Spatz3 Balloon
The second of our gastric balloon weight loss systems, Spatz3 is the world’s first adjustable gastric balloon, allowing us to offer customizable weight loss experiences. The goal of the Spatz3 balloon is to help patients achieve optimal weight loss results while changing their attitude toward food.
What is the Spatz3 Weight Loss Balloon?
The Spatz3 balloon is unique in that it can be adjusted to a larger or smaller size while still in the stomach, allowing for greater control over the amount of space it takes up. The advantages of an adjustable balloon weight loss system include optimizing weight loss based on personal goals and targets and easily managing any discomfort or side effects.
Just like the Orbera balloon, the Spatz3 balloon is a temporary eight-month placement designed to help individuals learn how to read their body’s signals and develop healthier eating habits to maintain weight loss and live a healthier life after the balloon is removed.
Who is the Spatz3 Ballon for?
Like all of our non-invasive fat removal procedures, the Spatz3 balloon is best suited to patients who have been unable to achieve their goals with diet and exercise alone and are looking for a non-surgical and easily reversible solution to kick-start a healthier lifestyle.
Ideal candidates for the Spatz3 balloon have a BMI between 30 and 40. Suitability for Spatz3 balloon procedures requires an assessment, so booking a non-invasive fat removal consultation with our team is essential.
How Does the Process Work?
The basic procedure for inserting the Spatz3 balloon follows the same process as the Orbera, using an oral approach to place it in the stomach via the esophagus, then filling it with saline water. Initially, the Spatz3 balloon will occupy around 30% of the stomach. However, the beauty of an adjustable weight loss balloon is that we can alter the volume, enabling us to offer ongoing customizations to optimize weight loss results.
It’s normal for weight loss to plateau around the 3-4 month mark after a gastric balloon procedure. The Spatz3 balloon eliminates this stumbling block because the size of the balloon can be increased to reignite weight loss. By learning to interpret the signals from their balloon post-adjustment, patients can modify their diet and exercise habits further so that ongoing weight loss is more easily achievable once the balloon is removed after six months.
Bariatric revision, also known as gastric bypass revision or Transoral Outlet Reduction (in patients with a history of a gastric bypass surgery) and gastric sleeve revision or sleeve gastrectomy revision (in patients with a history of surgical sleeve gastrectomy), is a non-surgical outpatient procedure to tighten a previous endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty or gastric bypass. The procedure involves modifying the previous surgery to reignite weight loss.
What is Bariatric Revision?
The purpose of a bariatric revision is to stop and reverse weight regain when a patient’s stomach has stretched following the initial bariatric surgery.
Who is Bariatric Revision for?
Best suited to those who have previously undergone gastric bypass surgery or gastric sleeve surgery but are now experiencing weight regain. Like all of our other non-surgical fat reduction procedures, the best patients for bariatric revisions do not look at the process as a quick fix but rather as a support tool for long-term weight loss goals when combined with the necessary lifestyle changes, healthier eating habits, and exercise modifications.
How Does the Process Work?
The procedure is accomplished orally by inserting an endoscope through the mouth down to the stomach. Sutures are placed to tighten the gastrojejunal anastomosis, the gastric pouch, or the gastric sleeve, and restore them to their original surgical size to facilitate weight loss.
At The Silhouette Clinic, the bariatric revision process takes just a few hours, including pre-procedure checks and post-procedure monitoring. Once discharged, patients only need 2-3 days rest, after which they can return to work and resume their routine.
Medical Weight Loss
The battle to lose weight often comes down to much more than simple willpower. There may be underlying factors like medical, genetic, hormonal, or behavioral issues that people simply aren’t aware of. Medial weight loss plans help patients to identify their weight loss barriers and overcome them using physician-approved prescription medication.
What is Medical Weight Loss?
Medical weight loss combines medicinal, nutritional, behavioral, and exercise recommendations into weight loss plans tailored to individual needs and goals and easily customized to each patient’s unique physique.
All medications are prescribed under the medical supervision of one of The Silhouette Clinic experts to treat the biological and hormonal drivers of weight gain and help patients lose and maintain a healthy weight and lifestyle.
Who is Medical Weight Loss for?
Medical weight loss can be a viable initial approach for individuals who face challenges in maintaining a healthy weight through conventional means and are uncertain or unprepared to pursue a complete procedure with our non-surgical fat reduction techniques. It’s also great for individuals who have fallen into unhealthy eating habits and struggle with problems such as emotional eating, sticking to a healthy diet, and eating responsibly on the go.
How Does the Process Work?
The first step is to have a virtual consultation with one of our obesity specialists, after which you’ll undergo a medical evaluation so we can prescribe the appropriate medication. Then, you’ll work directly with one of our registered dietitians to create a tailored weight loss plan based on your needs and medical history.
During your medical weight loss journey, you’ll have a virtual medical follow-up virtual visit every three months to monitor your progress and adjust your medication. You’ll also have one-on-one virtual visits with your dietitian to discuss your progress and receive mindful eating counseling, nutrition guidance, custom meal plans, etc.
Achieve Your Goals with The Silhouette Clinic
The Silhouette Clinic is dedicated to offering a range of the best non-surgical weight loss procedures to help you achieve your goals and improve your overall health and well-being. We know that achieving and maintaining a healthy weight can be challenging and frustrating, so we take pride in offering personalized care and support to every patient we serve.
Ready to take control of your weight and transform your health? Contact us today to schedule your non-invasive fat removal consultation.