The Allure Gastric Balloon Clinic in Orpington
The Non-Surgical, Non-Invasive Procedure in South London
At Allure Weightloss, we put patients first. Gastric balloon placements at our clinic in South London are undertaken by specialists at the top of their fields and overseen by our GMC registered Consultant in the area. Whether you are looking to have the 4, 6, or 12 month gastric balloon placed, they are all supported by 1-1 dietetic care with a HCPC registered Dietitian in order to maximise weight loss.
The Orpington Clinic
The Orpington Clinic was selected for the convenience of its location as well as the high standards it expects as a gastric balloon clinic. The Allure Weightloss team have been working with the independently registered centre for some time to ensure our patients have the highest quality of care available to them on the day of placement and / or removal.
As touched on, there are three balloons to choose from at Allure Weightloss, including the 4, 6, and 12 month balloons, which differ slightly from one another. The balloon you go for can depend on a variety of factors including personal preference and medical history.
The Swallowable Gastric Balloon
The Allurion Balloon is a swallowable gastric balloon available to our patients in the UK. It lasts in the stomach for around 16 weeks, reducing hunger and supporting weight loss. The swallowable balloon is a tool and not a solution, during your time with Allure you will be expected to work with the programme as a whole to maximise your chances of success. The Allurion Balloon is famously swallowable, and passes naturally through the digestive system, owing to its popularity. Patients can expect to lose 10 – 15% of their total body weight with the balloon.
6 Month Balloon
The BiB System is a 6 month balloon that is placed and removed via endoscopy and sedation. This is to maximise the comfort of our patients. This will be undertaken by one of our specialist GMC registered Consultants and supported by an aftercare programme that is celebrated across the industry.
12 Month Gastric Balloon UK
The 12 Month Gastric Balloon UK option comes in the form of the Orbera 365. The Orbera is incredibly popular and can last in the stomach for up to 12 months. It is placed and removed via endoscopy and sedation for maximum comfort. Like all of our programmes, the 12 Month Balloon is supported by our bespoke aftercare which includes dietitian and nurse support.
Gastric Balloon Aftercare Programme
The Allure Weightloss Gastric Balloon Programme is completed by a completely unique Aftercare Programme, complete with Bariatric Nurse, HCPC registered Dietitian, and even the chance to book in a weight counsellor at an extra cost. As much as any part of the programme, it is essential you comply with the aftercare programme in order to make those essential lifestyle and habit changes that will help you to keep the weight off!
Speak with a gastric balloon specialist at Allure Weightloss today by calling 0345 512 0094 or filling out our enquiry form below.
Frequently Asked Questions
A gastric balloon is a non-surgical and short-term (temporary) weight loss device. A smooth, soft saline-filled balloon (about the size of an grapefruit) is placed in your stomach, allowing you to control your portion sizes by filling space in your stomach. By following professional health and wellness advice, you can adopt good healthy eating habits and change your lifestyle so you can lose weight quickly and keep it off long term.
Gastric balloons have been used in the management of obesity for over 20 years. Over this time they have evolved in shape, size, and design resulting in a modern, durable product, which is now well established as a safe weight loss procedure. Over 277,000 ORBERA® balloons have been placed worldwide.
Once in place, the gastric balloon is filled with saline to partially fill the stomach so that they may consume smaller portions of food. Most weight is lost in the first three months, but because the gastric balloon stays in for six months, you will learn the right amount of food to eat to maintain your new weight long term.
It is very likely that the presence of the balloon in the stomach will cause nausea or vomiting after placement. In some patients it may last one to two weeks. Your HCP may prescribe medication to help minimize these potential effects. Patients will need to immediately contact their physician for any severe or unusual symptoms.
The most widely used measurement for obesity. The BMI approximates body mass using a mathematical ratio of weight and height [(weight in kg ÷ height in meters) or (weight in pounds ÷ height in inches x 703)]. A BMI of 30 or more is regarded by most health agencies as the threshold for obesity. A BMI of 40 or more generally qualifies as morbid obesity. However, note that BMI measurements in body-builders and athletes may not be accurate determinants of obesity because the BMI does not distinguish between muscle and fat.