Case Cards

We absolutely ask patients to share their stories with us and be proud of their achievements either at the end of the programme or even during the programme!

Weight loss journey

Before: 86.3kg

Now: 75.9kg

Patient Profile

Name: Raj 
Age: 48
Location: Cheshire
Job: Patient Coordinator at Allure Weightloss

  • Package: Elipse Start
  • Physician: Dr John Mason
  • Total weight loss: 10.4 kg (12% TBWL) 
  • Starting Weight: 86.3kg
  • Present Weight: 75.9
  • Starting BMI: 30.3
  • Present BMI: 26.2
  • Placement Date: December 2020
  • Balloon passed: April 2021

Raj always struggled with his weight and tried various different diets and exercise programmes but in recent years found it hard to shift the weight. Diagnosed with type 2 diabetes 2 years ago he felt he had to lose weight to help him manage his diabetes better and position him a step closer to possible remission.  His 12% Body Weight Loss with the programme has certainly done that and Raj is now in the ‘pre diabetes’ range – not too far off from his long term goal. 

As a person he feels all the changes have been positive, with more energy, more patience, more control, and much more self confidence which has led to a lot more happiness in his life – priceless.

Before: 102kg

Now: 89kg

Patient Profile

Name: Costas 
Location: Essex

  • Package: Elipse Start
  • Physician : Mr Jambulingam
  • Total weight loss: 13Kg (13%TBWL)
  • Starting Weight: 102kg
  • Current Weight: 89kg- at 11 weeks
  • Starting BMI: 29.4
  • Current BMI: 26
  • Placement Date: March 2021
  • Balloon Passage: ETA July

Costas struggled to lose stubborn weight for the last few years and despite daily jogging and going to the gym, the weight just would not shift. His determination and desire to make the best of the Elipse programme has been a pleasure to watch and his results so far speak for themselves – 13% body weight loss in 11 weeks!

Well done Costas and looking forward to seeing your final result.

Weight loss journey

Before: 121kg

Now: 95kg

Patient Profile

Name: Christophe

  • Package: Elipse Start
  • Total weight loss: 26Kg (21%TBWL)
  • Starting Weight: 118kg
  • Ending Weight: 95kg
  • Starting BMI: 34
  • Ending BMI: 26
  • Placement Date: August 2020
  • Balloon passed: December 2020

Although not an Allure Weightloss patient, Christophe’s story is one of inspiration. He suffered from sleep apnea, type 2 diabetes and used to be constantly feeling tired and out of breath. With his deteriorating health Christophe knew he had to make changes but did not want to risk bariatric surgery and anaesthesia.

He was already seeing a weight psychologist prior to the Elipse, which he says helped him even more with the balloon in place. He wakes up early now, less tired and soon his sleep apnea machine will be redundant according to his doctor. From XXL clothes to slim fit shirts, and his lower sugar levels Christophe says his life has changed in many different positive ways.

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Key Fact

A 16-week Elipse balloon placement coupled with a lifestyle modification programme that focuses on diet and exercise, results in more weight loss than diet or exercise alone. *1

Post Programme FAQ's

As long as you practice what you have learnt throughout the programme there is no reason for you to put weight back on. In fact studies show that 95% of weight loss can be sustained at 12 months if lifestyle changes are being maintained.

Most people can return to normal activity within a few days. However, many people do experience nausea, abdominal cramping and, occasionally, vomiting after balloon placement for the first three days.

In most cases, your will prescribe commonly used medication to help manage these symptoms as part of the package.

There are no absolute dietary restrictions with the Elipse Programme. However, to make the most of the programme and maximise your weight loss and comfort, your nutritionist will tailor recommendations for you, your body and your weight-loss goals.

After approximately 16 weeks, a time-activated release valve on the balloon will open, allowing it to empty and pass naturally without any medical intervention when you use the toilet. In rare cases, at the time of passage, the balloon may be vomited.

Six weeks after your balloon has passed, you can once again have a second balloon, if you feel you really need it. Having two short term balloons with a 6 week gap is far more effective than having a 12 month balloon.

Once the balloon has passed, you will continue to meet your dietitian, and your stomach would have now adjusted to your new eating habits learnt over the course of balloon residence. 

1:Raftopoulos et al. Abstract 1978. Presented at ACS 2019, San Francisco, United States