A new, non-surgical way of losing weight has people swallowing balloons.

It's called the Obalon balloon system and it is FDA approved.

The process only takes about 10 minutes for a doctor to complete.

The makers of the system say that it's patients lost twice as much weight as with diet and exercise alone.

9NEWS Psychologist Doctor Max Wachtel joined our sister station to discuss Obalon. You can learn more in the video above!