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How does the Allurion Gastric Balloon work?

Previously known as the 'Elipse Balloon', the Allurion Balloon is a pill balloon capsule, which is swallowed under the guidance of our Healthcare Professionals without anaesthesia or endoscopy*.

The Balloon will be inflated in your stomach, checked using quick x-rays and you’ll be on your way! The entire procedure takes approximately 15 minutes with an outpatient visit. You will also be supported by the Allurion Connected Scale, Health Tracker, and App.

The Allurion Balloon is safe, non-permanent, recommended by doctors, and can help you kickstart an average loss of 10-15% of your body weight in just 16 weeks⁴ alongside our fully supported 6-month lifestyle Programme.

After ~16 weeks the pill balloon degrades and leaves the body naturally.​ The results can last a lifetime. By the time the balloon passes, you’ve developed new food preferences, adjusted to smaller portion sizes, and developed a new understanding of your body which leads to real results, not endless yo-yo-ing. ​

The Allurion Balloon is a safe, non-permanent solution to help you to kickstart your weight-loss journey​.​

Allurion Weight-Loss Gastric Balloon

No Surgery, No Anaesthetic, No Endoscopy*. Safe, fast and effective for lasting weight-loss.

Other Gastric Ballons

Patient sedation and anaesthesia. Diagnostic endoscopy will be performed both for the placement and removal of the balloon.

Gastric Sleeve

Partial stomach amputation. Irreversible procedure. Risk of surgery complications.

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FAQs

Your burning questions about the Allurion weight-loss Programme (previously known as the 'Elipse balloon')

Will I put the weight back on?

Up to 95% of weight-loss may be sustained 12 months after the Balloon exits the body! ¹

How is the Balloon placed?

The placement takes place during a 15-minute outpatient visit. Allurion is the first gastric balloon that requires no endoscopy* or anaesthesia for placement or removal. Simply swallow a capsule containing the deflated Balloon with a catheter: once the Balloon is confirmed to be in your stomach via x-ray, the Balloon is filled with water through the catheter. A second x-ray takes place to ensure the Balloon is filled correctly.

Does a doctor need to remove the Balloon?

No. After approximately 16 weeks, the Balloon deflates and passes naturally. In very rare cases, an intervention might be required.*

How much weight can be lost with Allurion?

After approximately 16 weeks of the Allurion Programme, multiple clinical studies have demonstrated that patients lose on average 10–15% of their total body weight. If you still want to lose more weight, a second Balloon can be placed after completing the first programme.

Is the Allurion Program more effective than dieting alone?

Yes! The Allurion Program, a combination of our unique swallowable gastric balloon and a supported lifestyle change program, leads to nearly 2.5 times the weight loss than a lifestyle change program alone, according to an independent study.(superscript 1)In another study, three-quarters of participants who attempted to lose weight over a year through calorie-controlled or restricted diets (72% of participants), exercise programs or courses (22%), and pharmaceutical treatments (12%), did not achieve a clinically meaningful weight loss defined as at least 5% of their body weight.

The evidence shows that these isolated methods alone are not enough. The 6-month Allurion Program combines medical support and a weight-loss device (Allurion Gastric Balloon), digital tools (Allurion Connected Scale, Allurion Health Tracker and Allurion App) and nutritional coaching to kick-start your weight loss and help you form lifelong healthy habits to maintain the weight loss.

References

Results at 16 weeks. Raftopoulos, I et al Holyoke Medical Center. Holyoke, MA​ An Intensive 52 Week Nutritional, Exercise and Behavior Modification Program: Comparing With or ​Without the Allurion IGB Presented at ASMBS 2019
Three-quarters of adults with obesity have attempted to lose weight in the past year, but most have been unsuccessful (ampproject.org)In another study, three-quarters of participants who attempted to lose weight over a year through calorie-controlled or restricted diets (72% of participants), exercise programs or courses (22%), and pharmaceutical treatments (12%), did not achieve a clinically meaningful weight loss defined as at least 5% of their body weight.² The evidence shows that these isolated methods alone are not enough.The 6-month Allurion Program combines medical support and a weight-loss device (Allurion Gastric Balloon), digital tools (Allurion Connected Scale, Allurion Health Tracker and Allurion App) and nutritional coaching to kick-start your weight loss and help you form lifelong healthy habits to maintain the weight loss.¹ ² **

What people say

Lise shares her weight loss journey and experience on how she lost 60KG with the Allurion Programme.