Ask About the Allurion Balloon in Wales
Discover the Allurion Balloon in Wales with the Allure Weightloss Clinic and our GMC registered Consultant Mr Michael Nutt. With an average total body weight loss of around 10 – 15%, the Allurion Balloon is a popular non-surgical medical weight loss option. Our Allurion Balloon Wales clinic is based out of St Joseph’s in Newport, a facility hand selected for its high-quality equipment and patient care record.
How Does the Allurion Balloon Work?
Without the need for an endoscopy or light sedation, the Allurion intragastric balloon is placed by the patient swallowing a capsule attached to a catheter in a 20 minute procedure. The patient will then work with an Allure Dietitian to make the necessary lifestyle changes for sustained success. The balloon will then deflate at around 16 weeks and is designed to pass naturally.
Meet the Allurion Balloon Wales Consultant
Our Allurion Balloon Consultant in Wales is GMC registered and is known for his dedication to patient safety and care. Dr Nimal Balaratnam leads our Newport clinic, ensuring everything is up to scratch for Allure Weightloss Patients.
Frequently Asked Questions
A gastric balloon is a non-surgical and short-term (temporary) weight loss device. A smooth, soft saline-filled balloon (about the size of an grapefruit) is placed in your stomach, allowing you to control your portion sizes by filling space in your stomach. By following professional health and wellness advice, you can adopt good healthy eating habits and change your lifestyle so you can lose weight quickly and keep it off long term.
Gastric balloons have been used in the management of obesity for over 20 years. Over this time they have evolved in shape, size, and design resulting in a modern, durable product, which is now well established as a safe weight loss procedure. Over 277,000 ORBERA® balloons have been placed worldwide.
Once in place, the gastric balloon is filled with saline to partially fill the stomach so that they may consume smaller portions of food. Most weight is lost in the first three months, but because the gastric balloon stays in for six months, you will learn the right amount of food to eat to maintain your new weight long term.
It is very likely that the presence of the balloon in the stomach will cause nausea or vomiting after placement. In some patients it may last one to two weeks. Your HCP may prescribe medication to help minimize these potential effects. Patients will need to immediately contact their physician for any severe or unusual symptoms.
The most widely used measurement for obesity. The BMI approximates body mass using a mathematical ratio of weight and height [(weight in kg ÷ height in meters) or (weight in pounds ÷ height in inches x 703)]. A BMI of 30 or more is regarded by most health agencies as the threshold for obesity. A BMI of 40 or more generally qualifies as morbid obesity. However, note that BMI measurements in body-builders and athletes may not be accurate determinants of obesity because the BMI does not distinguish between muscle and fat.