A New Medical Technology: Allurion Gastric Balloon and Weight Loss Programme
How does it work?
Previously known as the 'Elipse Balloon', the Allurion Balloon fills you up to reduce your hunger while you learn healthy new eating habits.
The Allurion Balloon is a weight-loss balloon provided as a swallowable pill, which is turned into a gastric balloon in your stomach by a healthcare professional. It is the only gastric balloon that doesn’t require endoscopy* or anaesthesia for its placement and removal. The total procedure takes less than 20 minutes!
Once in your stomach and inflated, the pill balloon works by filling you up, so you’re less hungry – which makes it easier to eat better, eat less, and form habits that last. You will also receive dedicated nutritional support and the Allurion Connected Scale, Allurion Health Tracker and Allurion Mobile App to guide your weight-loss journey and share your success.
What happens to the Allurion Balloon?
After approximately 16 weeks, the Balloon will naturally deflate and pass through your digestive system*. 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. That leads to real, maintainable long-lasting results, not endless diet yo-yo-ing.
Allurion Weight-Loss Balloon
The Shape and Structure
The liquid-filled malleable structure sits comfortably in the stomach, enabling it to adapt to your body.
The Release Valve
The single knot release valve degrades and opens at approximately 16 weeks. The liquid empties and the empty balloon passes naturally*. The entire process take place internally in the balloon, not being affected by the stomach acid environment.
The Balloon is thin, smooth and flexible which allows it to safely pass through the digestive system – meaning it does not require endoscopic removal*.
Studies prove that 80% of total weight loss of 6-month balloons occurs in the first 3 months of treatment¹². This is why the Allurion Balloon lasts approximately 4 months!
Studies prove that the Allurion Balloon can be safely and successfully swallowed, filled, imaged and passed, to effectively aid in maximum weight-loss and potentially minimised side effects⁷. The Allurion Balloon is designed to hold 550ml in volume.
Things to Consider
Published data has shown that 99.9% of people succeed in swallowing the Allurion Balloon (formerly known as the 'Elipse Balloon'). If you have trouble swallowing the capsule on your own, your healthcare professional can assist you by gently stiffening the catheter with a thin wire*
After Balloon placement some people experience nausea, abdominal cramping and occasional vomiting. In most cases, these symptoms are well-controlled with commonly prescribed medications⁷ ¹².
Following healthcare professional approval, most people return to normal activity within a day or two, however, a small number of people may experience symptoms for a bit longer.
After approximately 16 weeks the balloon deflates and passes comfortably through the digestive system*.
If you have a BMI of 27 or above, you may be eligible. Quickly calculate your BMI to see if the Allurion Balloon is right for you.