The New Year is just around the corner, and with the New Year comes the all-important resolutions. As a time of reflection and hope, we get the opportunity to look forward and put in place plans and strategies to change aspects of our lives. For a lot of people, this will be weight loss. With around 64% of the UK population overweight, there’s no wonder why this will be on so many of our lists.
But weight loss is tough, especially if you don’t have the right support behind you. This is why so many people join communities or go to their GPs. There’s no shame in seeking help when it comes to weight loss – after all, if it was easy, everyone would be doing it. Yo-yo dieting, for example, is typical of someone that could benefit from a little extra support in the form of medical weight loss.
The Gastric Balloon Weight Loss Tool
A gastric balloon is a temporary non-surgical weight loss tool, often described as a boost, to help you implement long-term habit and lifestyle changes for maintained weight loss. For example, the FDA approved Orbera 365 is a 12 month gastric balloon that facilitates a typical average total body weight loss of around 10 – 18%. An Orbera 365 patient has the additional flexibility of being able to arrange removal of the balloon (at no extra cost, I should add) at any point prior to the 12 month cut off should they so wish. Those that go the full term report that they enjoy the support the balloon provides them. Every gastric balloon works in the same way – they are designed to reduce feelings of hunger by occupying 60% of the stomach, delaying gastric emptying, and suppressing production of the hunger hormone known as ghrelin. The Orbera 365 is placed via a simple endoscopic procedure, accompanied by a light sedation to keep you comfortable. Orbera patients must have a minimum BMI of at least 30 for placement.
The Allurion gastric balloon is a great option for those that believe 16 weeks is enough time for them to implement effective habit changes. The Allurion Balloon comes in the form of a swallowable pill and is designed to deflate at around 16 weeks, at which point it will pass naturally. Allurion Balloon patients typically lose between 10 – 15% of their total body weight on average. Allurion patients must have a minimum BMI of at least 27 for placement. With numerous clinics across England and Wales, starting your New Years weight loss journey could be as simple as calling a member of our expert team.
Leaders in Gastric Balloon Aftercare
With Allure, support goes further than placement. We provide ongoing one on one care from dedicated medical and dietetic professionals in the form of our inclusive Aftercare Service. All members of our team are carefully selected for their experience, talent, and dedication to providing high levels of patient care. We are also proud to be able to offer additional support in the form of weight counselling with Dr Mark Bruce.
With surgical centres in London, Manchester, and Derby, Allure is well positioned to support bariatric patients with leading consultants and aftercare. Our consultants provide bariatric surgery in the form of the gastric bypass, ‘mini’ gastric bypass, gastric sleeve, and even revision surgery. Gastric sleeve and bypass patients can expect to lose up to around 70% of their excess weight in the first two years after their operation. Patients will also need to change the way they approach meal times, and will be required to stay on daily supplements for life. Patients must have a minimum BMI of at least 35.
Speak to a Medical Weight Loss Specialist
If you are interested in having a consultation with us in view of booking for the New Year, make sure to do so now! Call us on 0345 512 0094 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to begin discussing your options. Alternatively, complete our enquiry form and a member of the team will get back to you as soon as possible.
Allure Weightloss is a CQC registered provider of Gastric Balloons and Bariatric Surgery.