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Gastric Balloon
Case Cards

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 our Gastric 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: Gastric Balloon
  • 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: Gastric Balloon
  • 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 gastric balloon programme has been a pleasure to watch and his results so far speak for themselves – 13% body weight loss in 11 weeks!

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 consultant surgeon will prescribe commonly used medication to help manage these symptoms as part of the package.


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