Orange County cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Marguerite J. Bernett, offers the latest advancements for her patients seeking natural, safe weight loss. We are proud to offer Obalon, an FDA-approved, six-month weight reduction system that uses three small air-filled balloons that occupy the upper stomach, thereby reducing the sensation of hunger. This procedure works great for individuals who desire weight loss, but have struggled to attain the results they desire through their own programs and lifestyles. During a thorough consultation, Dr. Bernett will evaluate if the patient is a candidate for Obalon, which has shown to offer outstanding results for our patients.
- Obalon is the first and only swallowable, lightweight balloon system for weight loss
- Studies have proven that an average of 89% of weight loss resulting from Obalon was kept off for a minimum of six months after the balloons were removed. The results lasted even longer when combined with a healthy diet, lifestyle, and exercise program.
- Obalon is an easy, in-office procedure. The placement of each balloon generally takes less than ten minutes and requires no surgery, sutures, sedation, or recovery.
What To Expect
This effective and weight loss system has helped many patients avoid having invasive abdominal weight loss surgery. The Obalon Balloon system is effective for patients with 20- 75 pounds of excess weight. It is intended for adults with a Body Mass Index between 30 – 40.. One capsule is swallowed and then inflated with air every three weeks. After a third capsule is swallowed, the balloons stay in place for three additional months for a total of six months. The Obalon air-filled balloons provide a feeling fullness and suppress the appetite leading to weight loss. During this time, nutritional counseling and lifestyle counseling is available to our patients. This is highly encouraging since it provides the tools to improve dietary choices and consistent exercise.
There are minimal side effects with the Obalon procedure, normally involving only temporary mild nausea and cramps — treatable with medication if needed. Dr. Bernett’s mission is to provide healthy and proven nutritional and lifestyle changes for patients, to feel better, and improve self-confidence.
After many years of performing body contouring surgery, Dr. Bernett found a system to help patients lose weight and change their lifestyle for continued success with looking and feeling better.
Maintaining Your Results
The ongoing learning by the patient with their nutritional and lifestyle counselors continues to help with weight management after the balloons are removed in six months. The patient is monitored monthly by Dr. Bernett and her staff. By participating in nutritional counseling, which includes cooking classes, lifestyle-changing advisors, and exercise classes, a complete support system is continued that prepares you for continued weight management success after the balloons are removed.
"Dr. Bernett was so wonderful. I couldn't believe how thoughtful she was to get to know me and in no way made me feel rushed or less important than her other patients. I was in for such a minor treatment and for her to make me feel important really made a difference. Wonderful woman with great energy."- M. / Healthgrades / Jul 19, 2018
"Dr. Bernett was amazing. I will now only go to her. She makes every patient feel like the most important patient and that so important. She also is very knowledgeable and explains everything in detail. I highly recommend going to her for any service that she provides. It's rare to have Dr really care about your well being and this is what separates? her from the rest."- M.M. / Yelp / Jul 18, 2018
"One of a kind Special - Although I was in for a very minor treatment, Dr.Bernett treated me as a VIP. I have never had a doctor spend so much time getting to know me and she truly exceeded my expectations in every way. I HIGHLY recommend going to her for everything you can. Truly one of a kind special Doctors."- Anonymous / Vitals / Jul 18, 2018
"There are no words describe how it feels to be a middle-aged woman that worked my whole life & I feel like time has taken away my beauty. I decided to take some risks and look into the world of plastic surgery. I work in the beauty industry had to have seen a lot of facelifts and a lot of really bad but jobs I work personally with three high and local Newport Coast plastic surgeons and still was never impressed. When I met Dr Bernette she was such an intelligent , calm, aristocratic loving beautiful woman! After my exam I realized how genuinely sincere she was when she told me-genuinely how beautiful I was. I really believe her.... said there are a few things that she would do 'procedures' that she suggested ( that were non-surgical )that would erase the looks of stress and tiredness, that even when I had slept for solid 12hrs a night, would not go away! I have gained such an education from her about what I eat and how that I feel projects such an inner beauty to come out! With her expertise and some of the most non-invasive and non-painful injectables! Also the help of The products she chooses to inject , she has a wide variety of choices that are all-inclusive with Hydrolonic acid ( probably spelling it terribly) and collagen have all doubled my experience of looking the way I want to look! Dr. B is a healer. I'm a single mother looking to find a healthy relationship ... but Before Dr. B I had been held back, feeling that my outer appearance was no longer attractive. NOW I feel so much more confidence when I put my hand out to shake someone's hand or smile and I feel like I don't look like I haven't slept in three days LOL. Thank you Dr B into your amazing staff it's a game changer I would recommend her Procedures and techniques to anyone! Love & Light -Hxo"- H.H. / Yelp / May 19, 2018
"Patient. Explains everything very well. Detail oriented and is very interested in actually caring about people"- Anonymous / Healthgrades / Aug 13, 2017
Learn More Today
We invite you to call our Orange County cosmetic surgery practice and learn more about Obalon today. So many of our patients benefit from this nonsurgical, easy method of weight reduction while at the same time improve their everyday habits in order to maintain the results. Obalon is safe and effective, and offers very high success rates for our Newport Beach patients.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Procedure Time
- 5-10 minutes for each balloon
- Procedure Recovery Location
- Out patient