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Real Patients, Real Results

We ask our patients to share their stories and be proud of their achievements. Weight loss is difficult, and we believe making steps towards our goals should be celebrated whenever possible. This act of sharing stories is often a source of inspiration for others, and as such this page is dedicated to just that. Below you will find case cards relating to patients who have been through the Allurion Balloon programme themselves. These patients were comfortable enough to allow us to share their journey, which is amazing. Each journey is unique, and each journey is special. And although the results really do speak for themselves, we believe that sometimes it’s good to have a little insight into personal experience. Weight loss, as well as being generally transformative, has the ability to save lives. Get professional medical advice from the Allure team today.

gastric balloon patient testimonial, federica lost 12.8%

Before: 75kg

Now: 65.4kg

Patient Profile

Name: Federica

  • Package: Allurion
  • Total weight loss: 9.6Kg (12.8%TBWL)
  • Starting Weight: 75kg
  • Ending Weight: 65.4kg
  • Placement Date: October 2022
  • Balloon passed: February 2022

Federica lost a fantastic 9.4kg, a total of 12.8% of her starting body weight. Federica was able to use the gastric balloon tool as a way to kickstart a journey that she seeks to maintain with the knowledge she has gained from working with the Allure Dietitian. 

Learn more about Federica’s Journey.

costas gastric balloon results photo before and after

Before: 102kg

Now: 89kg

Patient Profile

Name: Costas 
Location: Essex

  • Package: Allurion
  • 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!

Weight Loss Journey

Before: 121kg

Now: 95kg

Patient Profile

Name: Christophe

  • Package: Allurion
  • 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

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

Want to Know More?

Get in touch with the friendly medical weight loss specialists at Allure Weightloss today by calling 0345 512 0094, or by emailing info@allureweightloss.com. Alternatively, you can simply fill out our enquiry form online by following the link below. 

Post Programme FAQ's

Will my weight stay off?

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.

How long does it take to return to normal activities after placement?

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.

Will I have any dietary restrictions during or after the Elipse Programme?

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.

How is the balloon removed?

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.

Can I have another balloon?

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.

What happens then?

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