Jackie Matubia loses 6kgs in one week after swallowing silicone balloon
By Judith Gicobi
In order to shed weight, actress Jackie Matubia underwent minimally invasive surgery in which an expandable silicone balloon was placed within her stomach.
In a series of posts on her Instagram page, Matubia revealed that she had the treatment.
She disclosed that from a starting weight of 105.5 kilograms to 99.3 kilograms, she had shed six kilograms in one week.
“Today want to give you a small story about my weight loss journey. It’s barely one week and I have lost almost 6kgs,” she wrote.
The actress disclosed that on Thursday of last week, she visited a Nairobi clinic to get a stomach balloon implanted.
Before being connected to fluids, Matubia was seen in the video eating what appeared to be a medication along with some water.
“And just like that, it was done. However, after this, you have three days of feeling nauseated and a little bit of vomiting but most importantly hydrate! Hydrate! Through IV,” she posted.
In June of this year, Catherine Kamau underwent the same treatment as Jackie Matubia to insert a stomach balloon.
The cost, according to Kamau, ranges from Ksh350,000 to Ksh500,000.
After being classified as Class 1 obese bordering Class 2, she underwent the procedure.