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Allurion Gastric Balloon

Lose an average 10-15% of your body weight in approximately 16 weeks with the Allurion Programme*.

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Unfortunately the Allurion Programme is not suitable for individuals who have undergone bariatric, gastric or esophageal surgery.

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weight loss is sustainable in the long term with Allurion Program

Demonstrated that 95% of weight-loss from the Allurion Balloon can be sustained at 12 months.**

No surgery is required in the Allurion Program

A breakthrough in simplicity: lose weight without surgery, endoscopy, or anesthesia.***

you are supported by a doctor and a nutritionist on Allurion Program

Receive multi-disciplinary support from your clinic during your weight-loss journey.****

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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:

A state-of-the-art gastric pill balloon will be inflated in your stomach, checked using quick x-rays

A state-of-the-art gastric pill balloon, previously known as 'Elipse' will be inflated in your stomach, checked using quick x-rays.

Allurion Connected Scale and Health Tracker, connected to the Allurion Mobile App to track and support your achievements

The Allurion Connected Scale is connected to the Allurion Mobile App to track and support your achievements.

A team of experts to support your personalised nutrition and lifestyle plan with Allurion

A team of experts to support your personalised nutrition and lifestyle plan.

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Your burning questions about the Allurion weight-loss Programme (previously known as the 'Elipse balloon')


How can I get the Allurion Balloon on the NHS?

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.


How is the Balloon placed?

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.

Does a doctor need to remove the Balloon?

No. After approximately 16 weeks, the Balloon deflates and passes naturally. In very rare cases, an intervention might be required.*

How much weight can be lost with Allurion?

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.

Is the Allurion Programme more effective than dieting alone?

Yes! The Allurion Programme, 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.1 This means the gastric balloon and programme is more effective than dieting alone. 

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 Programme combines medical support and a weight-loss device (Allurion Gastric Balloon), digital tools (Allurion Connected Scale 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. 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
2. Three-quarters of adults with obesity have attempted to lose weight in the past year, but most have been unsuccessful (

What are the differences between the Allurion Balloon and other gastric balloons?

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.


  1. Gaur et al. 2015, GI Endoscopy
  2. Jamal MH et al., [published online ahead of print, 2021 Sep 30]. Obes Surg. 2021;1-6.
  3. 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
Will I put the weight back on?

We understand that weight regain is a common fear and source of anxiety. In this regard, the Allurion Programme is designed to set you up for long-term success. In fact, clinical studies have shown that 96% of the weight loss, on average, is sustained one year after the programme.1 The Allurion Gastric Balloon helps you to kick-start weight loss while you work with your medical team, nutritionist and our digital tools to adopt new lifestyle and eating habits that will help you keep the weight off. 
Learn more about how to lose weight and keep it off, here.

1. Ienca R et al. Presented at EASO 2022