Allurion Gastric Balloon
Lose an average 10-15% of your body weight in approximately 16 weeks with the Allurion Programme*.
Are you overweight? Fed up with spending money on weight-loss tools that don't work?
The Allurion Programme (ex-'Elipse balloon') supports your ongoing weight-loss over 6 months and combines:
What people say
“So far, I have lost 2.7 stone thanks to the Allurion Balloon. It wasn’t an easy decision, but when I think about it, it was the best decision I could have made"
"When I first came across Allurion, it was a game-change moment. In 20 min, you walk out and potentially your life is changed."
"I advise you to start today. Do not wait for tomorrow or the day after tomorrow. Because now is the time to do something before it's too late."
“Allurion has helped me to change my mindset on what I should eat. It has enabled me to carry out everyday tasks and given me my life back.”
Your burning questions about the Allurion weight-loss Programme (previously known as the 'Elipse balloon')
We're thrilled about the NHS considering our safe, non-surgical weight loss solution. Presently, access to the Allurion Programme on the NHS is limited to specific patients in one trust in the UK. For individuals who wish to undergo this non-surgical weight loss procedure, it is currently available as a paid treatment at Allurion certified clinics across the country. Click here to speak to one of our weight-loss advisors for free or here to find a clinic near you through our Clinic Locator.
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.
No. After approximately 16 weeks, the Balloon deflates and passes naturally. In very rare cases, an intervention might be required.*
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.
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.(superscript 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.
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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 **
The Allurion Balloon is the world’s first and only gastric balloon without the need for surgery, endoscopy* or anaesthesia for balloon placement and removal. The balloon is swallowed as a capsule during a 15-minute placement which means less downtime or time off work for our patients.
Designed to pass naturally at approximately 16 weeks, the Allurion Balloon maximizes weight loss while minimizing time spent in the body, making it a more effective option than longer 6-month endoscopic balloons, where 80% of weight loss is achieved within the first 3 months.1
The Allurion Balloon is a safer option, with fewer side effects. It has a significantly lower intolerance rate compared to 12-month endoscopic balloons (1-3% vs 14.4%)2,3, with an overall serious adverse event rate that is 10 times lower than other liquid-filled balloons.4-10
Made from vegan polyurethane, a material that’s much thinner and more flexible than the silicone material in endoscopic balloons, the Allurion Balloon flexes and adapts as your stomach moves, ensuring a snug and comfortable fit.
- Gaur et al. 2015, GI Endoscopy
- Jamal MH et al., [published online ahead of print, 2021 Sep 30]. Obes Surg. 2021;1-6.
- Ienca R, Al Jarallah M, Caballero A, et al. The Procedureless Elipse Gastric Balloon Program: Multicenter Experience in 1770 Consecutive Patients. Obes Surg. 2020;30(9):3354-3362
Up to 95% of weight-loss may be sustained 12 months after the Balloon exits the body! ¹