Allure Weightloss have a team of specialist dietitians that will work closely with you throughout the programme.
Our dietitians are HCPC registered and members of the British Dietitic Association and have attended the Allurion Academy.
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 two weeks after placement before you then go onto your monthly sessions.
They will also guide you through the scales and app and take your first readings.
The monthly dietetic sessions are there to help and guide you with your progress so that you can maximise your weight loss with the Elipse Balloon. By reviewing your weekly data from the app your dietitian can look deeper into what is working, what may need adjusting and coach you accordingly.
The sessions are a great opportunity to learn about healthy eating and how to maintain a healthier lifestyle so that when the balloon passes you are well prepared and ready to maintain your new weight.
The latest study of 509 patients has shown that 95% of the weight lost can be sustained 12-months after the balloon has passed.
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
The graph shows the percentage of patients achieving at least 10% weight loss in 16 weeks. You can see it is much higher for those who have Elipse!
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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