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The Science

Most Diets Fail Due To Hunger

Help your resolve: stay stronger for longer.

Dieting can make you feel hungry, but Allurion gives you control because patients feel less hungry, feel fuller more quickly after eating, and have help avoiding the hunger attacks typically experienced when dieting.

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Why is the Allurion Balloon more effective than dieting alone?

Reduce your appetite

Allurion is designed to help you reduce your food intake by taking up space in your stomach. It helps reduce hunger and cravings, to help break the habit of snacking throughout the day and encourage smaller portions at mealtimes, while you learn healthy habits.

Reduce your weight

As you will be eating less, the weight will naturally fall off - you will be working with a nutritionist to ensure that your body is getting the nutrients it needs to be strong and form healthy eating habits. You can lose an average of 10–15% of your body weight in the first 16-weeks!

Train your body to eat less

During the Program you will work with your doctor and nutritionist on a food and exercise plan, training you to eat smaller portions, which may help in the lifestyle transformation of a new you.

Kickstart your new healthier lifestyle choices

By the time the balloon passes*, you have developed new food preferences, adjusted to smaller portion sizes, and developed a new understanding of your body. That leads to real, maintainable results - not endless yo-yo-ing, so you eat less and live more.

Your questions answered

How is the balloon removed?

After approximately 16 weeks inside your stomach, a time-activated release valve will open, allowing the balloon to empty and pass naturally through the gastrointestinal tract without the need for a removal procedure.*

*In rare cases, the Allurion Balloon may require endoscopic or surgical intervention for removal.

What happens after the balloon has passed?

After the Allurion Balloon passes, the Allurion Programme and the related support from your healthcare team continues for one month. At the end of the Allurion Programme, you should continue your healthy lifestyle habits. One clinical study showed that 95% of the average weight loss with the Allurion Balloon was sustained at 1-year follow-up.

How much weight can be lost with Allurion?

After approximately 16 weeks of the Allurion Program, 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 program.

How is the Balloon placed?

The placement takes place during a less than 20-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 a catheter. A second x-ray takes place to ensure the Balloon is filled correctly.

Things to consider

Published data has shown that 99.9% of people succeed in swallowing the Allurion 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.⁴

After Balloon placement some people experience nausea, abdominal cramping and occasional vomiting. In most cases, these symptoms are well-controlled with commonly prescribed medications.⁷ 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*.

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