After a meal, food travels to the stomach
where it is temporarily stored and digestion begins The AspireAssist works by removing a portion of the food from the stomach through a tube before it is absorbed. To begin aspiration, the system is removed from its carry bag. The reservoir is filled with normal drinking water, and the lanyard is placed around the neck. The system is connected to a small, discreet button on the skin, which connects to the tube leading to the stomach. When the lever is rotated, stomach contents begin to empty into the toilet. When the flow stops, the clamp is closed and the reservoir is squeezed. This infuses water into the stomach to help loosen food particles. Emptying starts again once the clamp is opened. The process can be repeated until the draining stops, and about a third of the food is removed. The rest of the meal is digested normally, for a gradual, healthy weight loss. In total, the aspiration process takes 5 to 10 minutes. Afterwards, the AspireAssist can be stored back in a small carry bag for your convenience.