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Swallowable Gastric Balloon Specialists

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Formerly known as the Allurion Elipse, the Allurion Balloon is a safe, reliable, and effective way to support realistic weight loss goals. Are you looking to revolutionise your weight loss journey and make the necessary changes to live a healthier and more confident life? If so, the Allurion is a swallowable gastric balloon that is proven to drive results. The swallowable gastric balloon is available through Allure Weightloss across the UK and sees our patients achieve a reduction in body weight of 10 – 15% on average. This is a fantastic way to stave-off obesity-related health issues such as diabetes, hypertension, sleep apnoea, and problems related to mobility.

Swallowable Gastric Balloon

Allure Weightloss are CQC registered providers. Along with the Allurion Balloon, you will enjoy the expert support of our bariatric nurses and HCPC Registered Dietitians. It is due to the extra layers of support that patients and consultants recommend gastric balloon placements with Allure Weightloss.  We support you to make the necessary lifestyle changes that provide the tools necessary for the healthy maintenance of weight loss long after your gastric balloon placement period is over. You can learn what our previous patients had to say about their experience with Allure Weightloss here.

'I felt supported the entire way, be it through a network of fellow Allurion Balloon patients, family, friends, dietitians or nurses. It was a new way of thinking of weight loss, an initial kickstart with the long term goal of creating new and healthy habits.'

Sarah, Allurion Balloon Patient, Lost 16Kg (17%)

Allurion Balloon Specialists in the UK

The Allurion Gastric Balloon is about the size of a medium grape fruit once filled, and occupies about 60% of your stomach. This creates a distinct feeling of fullness which makes you eat less and feel full for longer. 

The Allurion Balloon is made from a material called polyurethane, which is 85% lighter than other silicone gastric balloons. Due to this, the Allurion Balloon is considered gentler on the stomach, and more malleable. Patients have reported a greater tolerance of the Allurion Balloon over other options, however there is yet to be any official data supporting this. 

How Does the Swallowable Gastric Balloon Work?

A special filament bounds the Allurion Balloon together, which is exposed only to the internal contents of the gastric balloon. Along with distilled water, there is a food preservative that works to slowly degrades this filament.

At approximately 16 weeks, the filament is fully degraded and the balloon opens. This will result in the gastric balloon gently releases its contents into the stomach, leaving the polyurethane membrane to pass naturally through the GI tract. Moreover, a majority of patients never notice the balloon pass. 

No Endoscopy, No Anaesthesia, No Surgery Required

The nature of this being a swallowable gastric balloon means patients avoid the need for endoscopy or anaesthesia. It is because of this that Dr John Mason has described the Allurion Balloon an ‘elegant’ weight loss device.

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Allurion Balloon Capsule

The swallowable gastric balloon capsule encases the deflated Allurion Balloon and is attached to a thin catheter that is used to transmit distilled water into the balloon. This catheter is radio opaque, meaning it is clearly visible on x-ray for the doctor to identify the location of the attached capsule before filling of the balloon commences. This process ensures your comfort and safety. This capsule is suitable for vegans. 

After filling has completed, and there has been one more x-ray to confirm positioning of the Allurion Balloon, the doctor gently pulls on the catheter which detaches from the balloon. The balloon will automatically seal and from there the balloon can start to do its job. 

Allurion Balloon Stylet

Seven out of ten patients can swallow the gastric balloon capsule unassisted, however the remaining three out of ten often need a little help. This help comes in the form of the ‘Stylet’ – a thin wire that is inserted into the catheter to stiffen it, which then enables the doctor to gently nudge the capsule past the back of your throat and into the gullet as you swallow some water simultaneously.

Thanks to the Stylet, data has shown that 99.9% of patients manage to swallow the Allurion Gastric Balloon capsule.

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Allurion Balloon Smart Scales and Watch

The swallowable gastric balloon isn’t only elegant but takes advantage of smart technology. The Allurion Balloon Programme includes a set of state-of-the-art smart scales and health tracker watch. The scales capture a variety of metrics including body fat, visceral fat, body water and BMI and can be used by up to four people in your household. The watch measures your daily steps, heart rate, sleeping pattern amongst some of the metrics, helping you to keep track of your activities. 

Allurion Balloon Smartphone App

The smart scales link to the Allurion Balloon App, a free app which you need to download onto your smartphone, and If you have a Fitbit you can also link the app to your Fitbit account!

It is important to send your weight readings, via the app to your dietitian on a weekly basis so that they can keep track of your progress in between your appointments. The swallowable gastric balloon is a weight loss tool, supported by technology, and the Allure Weightloss Dietitians.

Watch Richard's Allurion Balloon Weight Loss Story

In myself I'm so much more comfortable, I'm so much more confident, I feel better in myself, I've just become a happier person!

Richard, UK, Allurion Balloon Patient

Allurion Balloon Aftercare

At Allure, we go further than just placement and provide specialist aftercare to all our patients. Alongside the swallowable gastric balloon placement, they can look forward to dietetic care from a HCPC Registered Dietitian and support from our Bariatric Nurse. Patients will also have exclusive access to our support team. Likewise, weight counselling is available as an add-on to those that feel as though they may need it. All of these elements combine to create a truly bespoke programme, one which allows our patients to make informed and sensible decisions that have the ability to transform their lives forever. After all, at Allure your success is our success.

Why a long term balloon?

Studies have proven that 80 -90 % of the total weight loss from any gastric balloon occurs in the first 3-4 months, with 50% in just the first month! The Elipse balloon stays resident for approx 4 months. 1

Painless passage

45% of patients do not even notice the Allurion Balloon passing, meaning 55% will notice it in the toilet. 2

Tried and tried again

The swallowable gastric balloon will certainly give you that much needed boost to kickstart your weight loss. 76% of consumers are not fully satisfied with previously tried weight loss solutions.3

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How Widely is the Allurion Balloon Used?

The swallowable gastric balloon has been widely available in Europe since 2012, though it is in recent years that it has gained tremendous popularity attributed to the many success stories associated with the Allurion Programme and its safety profile. The Allurion Balloon is an elegant, brilliantly designed state of the art medical weight loss device. 

As such, the team at Allure Weightloss are proud to provide the swallowable gastric balloon pill placements alongside our 1-1 dietetic support programme. Boost or begin your weight loss journey safely, with a device that is proven to provide results. 

Our very own Raj was instrumental in the introduction of the Allurion Balloon (then known as the Allurion Elipse) into the UK market, initially training many of the consultants on how to properly implement the device!

Allurion Balloon Safety Profile

Total adverse events reported were less than 2% in over 30,000 Swallowable Allurion Gastric Balloons distributed.

(Data from March 2016 – September 2020)

The top 10 adverse events reported and incidence:

Premature Deflation 0.44%
Intolerance 0.26%
Small Bowel Obstruction 0.09%
Hyperinflation 0.8%
Dysphagia 0.03%
Gastric Outlet Obstruction 0.03%
Gastric Perforation 0.01%
Incomplete Device Emptying 0.01%
Pancreatitis 0.02%
Gastroparesis 0.01%

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Allurion Balloon Consultation

Get in touch with the medical weight loss specialists at Allure today and begin your unique Allurion Balloon journey, complete with expert Dietitian support. 

With ten centres (and counting) across England and Wales, we can ensure your swallowable gastric balloon placement takes place as close to home as possible. 

Call 0345 512 0094, email info@allureweightloss.com, 0r fill out our enquiry form now.

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1: Ienca et al abstract 237 presented at IFSO 2019 Madrid, Spain
2 Ienca et al submitted to IFSO 2020. Presented at Allurian Masterclass May 2020
3:Allurion consumer market research; 9800 respondents, 8 geogoraphies; Oct 2018