What does a day look like with AspireAssist®?
You will need to aspirate your meals around 20-30 minutes after you eat. This generally takes around 10-15 minutes and you’ll need access to a bathroom with a tap, sink and preferably a toilet. Aspirating 3 times per day (after each meal) will usually achieve the best weight loss results. It is important to chew your food very well and take your time eating – which can be a difficult habit to introduce. You will also be drinking a lot of water with your meals to help break up the food particles and allow more to be aspirated.
How can I enhance my weight loss?
The AspireAssist® is a tool to aid weight loss, giving you a kick-start by allowing you to control portions as you develop healthy and sustainable habits. We know the AspireAssist® is most effective when accompanied by a lifestyle program, which is why at The BMI Clinic, the AspireAssist® is paired with either our Silver, Gold or Platinum lifestyle program, delivered by a team of weight loss specialists, including Bariatric Physicians, Nurses, Dietitians, Exercise Physiologists and Behavioural Coaches. Data from our own clinic demonstrates the more a patient engages with the team, the greater their weight loss.
How much weight can I expect to lose with the AspireAssist®?
The more you engage with your team, the more successful your weight loss journey will be. Patients who undergo the AA experience can expect to achieve a weight loss of around 20% TBWL (Total Body Weight Loss ie. a 100kg person could expect to lose 20kg on average) over 12 months. However, ultimately, the amount of weight you lose and maintain will depend on how closely you follow the advice of your medical and allied health care team.