All Programmes Include Dietetic Care
Pre-Placement Dietetic Session
Prior to your placement, our dietitian will discuss and create a personalised programme with you and identify key areas to work with. They will prepare you for the placement day, immediately after, and for the first weeks after placement before you then go onto your regular sessions.
Start Your Gastric Balloon Journey
By getting in touch with our medical weight loss specialists, your gastric balloon journey with Allure Weightloss begins. We offer professional medical advice to all our prospective patients, with your health and wellbeing in mind at all times. We are also on hand to answer any further questions you may have regarding our 4, 6, and 12 month gastric balloons in the UK. We look forward to hearing from you!
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 our Programmes. However, to make the most of the programme and maximise your weight loss and comfort, our dietitian will tailor recommendations for you, your body and your weight-loss goals.
With the Allurion Elipse Balloon, 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. In rare cases, at the time of passage, the balloon may be vomited.
Both the BiB and ORBERA balloons are removed via an Endoscopy under light sedation.
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.
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