The intragastric balloon is an ever-popular device, owed to the weight loss success that patients have found after placement. Designed as a tool to support your journey, you will embark on a process of adopting lasting eating habits and healthier lifestyle choices in order to effectively lose up to 10 – 15% of your bodyweight. With dedication, you could even see a reduction of up to 26% with the Allure Weightloss Programme, which includes access to HCPC Registered Dietitians.
How Do They Work?
Either via endoscopy or swallowable gastric balloon pill, this non-surgical weight loss option is placed in your stomach and then inflated with a saline solution. Occupying around 60% of the space in your stomach, these balloons will make you feel fuller for longer. Alongside a healthy, sensible diet (and exercise if possible), you will work to lose a significant amount of weight, helping you to become a healthier and more confident individual.
Orbera 365 12 Month Gastric Balloon
The Orbera 365 is a gastric balloon designed to last up to 12 months in the stomach. This is popular with individuals who feel they need time to really adapt their eating habits in order to make a lasting change. This option is also perfect for those who would otherwise be contraindicated. Placed and removed via endoscopy, you will be under local anaesthetic during this medical weight loss procedure.
Allurion 4 Month Gastric Balloon
Requiring no anaesthetic or endoscopy, the 4 month gastric balloon from Allurion is famously swallowable. Passing naturally at around 16 weeks, The Allurion Balloon provides a shorter, more ‘comfortable’ experience with similar statistics of a reduction of 10-15% in weight. You can find out what is involved before, during, and after the Allurion Balloon placement online here.
The First Week
As you can imagine, you are likely to feel some discomfort. As your body adjusts, it will initially be unhappy with the foreign object currently sitting in the stomach, attempting to break it down as it would any food. This, however, will pass. We also offer medication to help combat the attributed side-effects. After this initial period of discomfort, it is likely you won’t notice the balloon when you aren’t eating.
The Allure Weightloss Programme
The Allure Weightloss Programme is distinctly unique from others on the market, offering a patient-focussed, comprehensive medical weight loss service. Our service tackles both the placement of the balloon and your dietary health with access to HCPC Registered Dietitians in order to provide the upmost care. Our philosophy is that the gastric balloons are there to support your change, and we are on hand to make sure that change is as sustainable as possible. Whether you choose the Obera 365 12 month balloon or the 4 month allurion balloon, our team of specialists will be on hand to answer any questions you have throughout the process.
In addition to the Allure Weightloss Programme, we can offer psychological support in the form of weight counselling with Dr Mark Bruce. Dr Bruce is experienced in helping his clients understand the complex relationship between our lived experienced and our weight. As such, we are pleased to be able to offer these 60-minute sessions to our customers at an extra-cost.
With ten placement centres across England and Wales, we can make sure you are as close to home as possible for your procedure. You can find your nearest gastric balloon clinic online today.
Contact Allure Weightloss
If you are interested in the 4 or 12 month gastric balloon from the Allure Weightloss Programme in the UK, get in touch with our team of medical weight loss specialists by contacting us on 0345 512 0094 or firstname.lastname@example.org today.