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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 Programme 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

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 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.

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.

Is the Allurion Program better 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.(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.
 
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)

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*.

Clinical Research

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The Procedureless Elipse Gastric Balloon Program: Multicenter Experience in 1770 Consecutive Patients.

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The Efficacy and Safety of a Procedureless Gastric Balloon for Weight Loss: a Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

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The Safety and Efficacy of Procedureless Gastric Balloon: a Study Examining the Effect of Elipse Intragastric Balloon Safety, Sh

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Improving Nausea and Vomiting Post-Elipse Balloon: a Novel Single-Dose Regimen of 300 mg Netupitant/0.5 mg Palonosetron Hydrochl

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