With AspireAssist®, patients can lose up to three times more weight than with diet and exercise alone. At Shapeology, we offer this treatment to men and women living in Phoenix, Tempe, Scottsdale, and the neighboring communities of Arizona.
What is AspireAssist®?
AspireAssist® is a non-surgical weight loss procedure that allows patients to remove food directly from their stomach in order to reduce their caloric intake and lose weight. When a patient begins the AspireAssist® program, they will have access to the AspireAssist® device, nutritional guidance, and a supportive online community. The AspireAssist® treatment is completely reversible, so patients are able to remove the AspireAssist® device as soon as they achieve their weight loss goals.
How Much Does AspireAssist® Cost?
The cost of your AspireAssist® treatment will vary based upon your treatment goals and the treatment plan we develop for you. At Shapeology, we put a lot of time and effort into learning our patients’ needs and determining the treatment approach that will best fulfill their weight loss or wellness goals. We will be able to provide you with the exact cost of your AspireAssist® treatment during your consultation, after we have determined these factors. However, we strive to keep our treatments as low-cost as possible, and are proud to offer multiple financing options to make our services more affordable.
Is AspireAssist® a Non-Surgical Alternative to Bariatric Surgery?
Bariatric surgery involves re-routing the digestive system to reduce caloric intake. However, it is an extensive surgical procedure that can result in a range of side effects due to interfering with the function of the digestive system. AspireAssist® takes food directly out of the stomach without changing how the digestive system functions. The AspireAssist® treatment can produce results that are similar to bariatric surgery without the surgery, recovery, and unwanted side effects. For these reasons, AspireAssist® can be an effective non-surgical alternative to bariatric surgery.
What is the AspireAssist® Treatment Like?
The AspireAssist® treatment is performed with twilight sedation for your safety and comfort. During the procedure, we place a small tube in the stomach that connects to a button on the abdomen. This process takes about 15 minutes, and patients will be able to return home within about two hours of their appointment. With the AspireAssist® tube in place, patients will be able to connect a device to the button on their abdomen and remove food from their stomach. This can be done discreetly in the bathroom approximately 20 to 30 minutes after eating, reducing the caloric intake from your meal.
How Long Will I Use AspireAssist®?
The AspireAssist® treatment can be used as long as needed to achieve your weight loss goals. The duration of your treatment will depend on your current weight and your goal weight. During your consultation, we will help you develop a treatment plan and provide you with an estimate of the length of your treatment.
What Happens After Completing the AspireAssist® Treatment?
After you have achieved your weight loss goals with the AspireAssist® treatment, the device can be removed from the stomach in a simple 10-minute procedure. After achieving their weight loss goals, patients are encouraged to keep their AspireAssist® device for a few months to ensure that they can maintain their results without continued use of the device. As with all weight loss treatments, maintaining healthy diet and exercise habits will be essential to making your results last as long as possible.
If you are considering an AspireAssist® treatment at Shapeology, contact us today to schedule your initial consultation. We are proud to serve the residents of Scottsdale, Mesa, Phoenix and Paradise Valley, AZ.