The Allurion program, Compromises of The Allurion Balloon, Connected Scale, Watch and App is a behavioural change program designed to make you feel fuller for longer whilst losing weight quickly in a safe way.
Along with support from our dietitian team patients can expected to lose 10%-15% of their total body weight, whilst losing the weight patient will go through a behavioural change which will change their eating habits, attitude around food and help reduce portions and snacking.
Clinical studies have shown 95% of weight-loss from the Allurion Balloon is sustained at 12 months – Find out if you are eligible for the Allurion Program.
The Allurion Gastric Balloon
It starts off as a Capsule which you swallow, inside the capsule is the balloon which will open once it reaches your stomach just like a normal Tablet.
Attached to the balloon is the filler tube which once filled will be removed and leave you with a fully filled balloon. At the end of the 16 weeks your balloon self opens and passes naturally next time you go to the bathroom.
Virtual Care Suite – Advanced Weight Loss Technology
In addition to the balloon and multi-disciplinary support on your journey, included in our Allurion program package, you will also receive:
A set of digital weight loss scales - so you can track your weight loss progress and other stats (such as BMI,muscle mass, body water, metabolic rate and more) A smart watch that tracks your movement and progress and has other smart watch elements. An iPhone / Android app where the data from your scales and fitness watch can be measured This information is viewed by your Multi-disciplinary team and can support you with plans, goals and video consultations.
Track your progress
An iPhone / Android app where the data from your scales and fitness watch can be measured This information is viewed by your Multi-disciplinary team and can support you with plans, goals and video consultations.
Allurion Balloon FAQ
When combined with diet and lifestyle changes, the Allurion Program can lead to meaningful weight loss: following 16 weeks of therapy, patients lose 10%-15% total body weight loss on average. Health benefits include improved glycaemic control, lower cholesterol and blood pressure and higher reported quality of life. Its not all about the immediate weight loss 95% of Allurion patients sustain the weight loss at 12 months.
Allurion is a safe procedure which is placed with Surgery, Anaesthesia or Endoscopy, It also data to prove there is significant less complications and risk for the same or even more weight loss.
The Allurion Balloon is a soft balloon placed in your stomach. It is the first gastric balloon that requires no surgery, endoscopy, or anaesthesia for placement or removal. The balloon is placed in a capsule that can be swallowed under X ray and your doctor will inflate the balloon once it reaches the stomach via a tube. The Allurion Balloon creates a feeling of fullness, allowing you to eat less without the hunger that accompanies most diets. The food you do eat stays in your stomach longer, reinforcing the feeling of fullness and enabling you to skip snacks between meals. Clinical studies have consistently demonstrated that gastric balloons provide more significant weight loss than diet and exercise alone.
After placement of your balloon, a smart scale connects you with your doctor and allows him/her to track your progress, provide real-time advice and support, helping you stay on track. Four months after placement, the Allurion Balloon automatically deflates and passes naturally, without the need for a procedure or even a visit for removal. By the time your balloon passes, your body will be accustomed to feeling healthy and energised with smaller portions.
During the four month program you will have access to a dietitian; who will be on hand to discuss what you should be eating throughout the program to make sure that you aren't compromising your results. They will support you through the changes and help you identify areas of change.
The Allurion Balloon is the world’s first and only weight loss balloon that is placed and removed without requiring endoscopy or anesthesia. It is placed during a brief 20-minute outpatient visit. After four months in the stomach, it automatically deflates and passes naturally and safely through the digestive tract. As there is no need for anesthesia it is a low risk procedure.
The Allurion+ program allows you to have a second Balloon a few months after the 1st Balloon has passed, Passing the balloon will allow your stomach to metabolise and settle, having a second balloon at this point will restart your weight loss. You can expect <23% weight loss with the Allurion Balloon Program.
Yes – you are asked to take a Proton Pump Inhibtor, this helps you throughout the duration of the balloon to manage what Gastric Reflux you may get. Also you will receive any sickness medication for the day and days after your balloon placement – These are included in the price.
The Allurion Balloon may be right for you if you struggle to lose weight, if you find it difficult to keep weight that you have lost off, and if you are looking to change your lifestyle habits for the long term.