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.
"Patient. Explains everything very well. Detail oriented and is very interested in actually caring about people"- Anonymous / Healthgrades / Aug 13, 2017
"It is hard to put into words how very happy I am now that I have had the Mommy Makeover. After all of the exercising and dieting I did after my last pregnancy, the loose tummy skin and drooping, smaller breasts and stubborn fat, uhhh so frustrating. So with Dr. Bernett's s t outstanding treatment and very caring manner, I feel like a new person! There is no other way to describe it. I am happy being a mom of course even before the surgery, but now I am so very happy with my improved look : )"- Anonymous / RateMDs / May 31, 2015
"I feel like a new person after my Mommy Makeover! I recently was treated by Dr. Bernett, and I couldn't be happier. After my last pregnancy my body changed a lot, not only weight gain, also drooping breast and the loose tummy skin. I did a good amount of exercise and was careful with my diet, but the drooping, and loose skin did not improve much. Plus some areas of fat are just darned stubborn! Now that those trouble areas are lifted and tightened, I truly feel so much better. Dr. Bernett really took care of me and was careful and caring all the way. Everything looks great, and I am feeling so much better !!!"- H.M. / Wellness / May 30, 2015
"I am very happy with the procedures Dr. Bernett did for me. I had a face and neck tightening procedure which removed some fat and tightened my skin. As I am getting older, I also gained a little weight. My cheeks and chin were sagging, and I was getting a double chin. Now, I look ten years younger and feel better, too! I did a laser firming treatment for my entire face and my skin looks really beautiful. Several of my colleagues from work also went to see Dr. Bernett after they saw my results and were very satisfied. She is professional, very thorough and what I really love is that she takes her time and she cares."- M.N. / Yelp / Apr 22, 2015
"I went to Dr. Bernett to have my implants replaced with smaller ones and a lift. I was never fully happy with my first results 10 years ago and felt m ..."- J.C. / Vitals / Mar 12, 2015
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