Whilst risks and complications exist for all medical procedures, and the gastric balloon is no different. However, with obesity still on the rise in the UK, and with it the myriad of associated impact on health, it’s safe to say that the benefits of these revolutionary weight loss devices out way the potential negatives, at least for our patients.
A gastric balloon is famously temporary and is designed to provide the patient with a break from hunger, allowing them to more effectively change their habits. With Allure, patients have the privilege of working with a HCPC registered dietitian to help them make those essential lifestyle changes to long-term success. Our aftercare service is a celebrated part of what we do at Allure, and to us is fundamental to the success of our patients.
Weight related health conditions such as joint pain, type 2 diabetes, breathlessness, sleep apnoea, and increased sweating (amongst many others), can be improved and sometimes cured by overcoming obesity and getting your body to a healthier weight.
Types of Gastric Balloon
Allure Weightloss are pleased to offer the Allurion Balloon and the Orbera 365 12 month gastric balloon to patients across our 13 (and counting) clinics in the UK. Patients can typically expect to lose on average between 10 – 15% and 10 – 18% respectively with these gastric balloon tools. 50% of this weight loss occurs in the first month of placement regardless of the model of balloon that it chosen. Gastric balloons work by occupying around 60% of the stomach, delaying gastric emptying, and repressing production of the hunger hormone, ghrelin.
The Orbera 365
The only FDA approved gastric balloon that can be in place for up to 12 months, the Orbera 365 has been placed over 500,000 times across the globe. This model requires an endoscopy at placement and removal, and is generally considered the most flexible option as patients can arrange to have it removed at any point with no extra cost. Due to the sedation you will remain under observation for two hours after the procedure and will not be able to drive for 24 hours.
The Allurion Balloon
The Allurion Balloon lasts for around 16 weeks and is famously swallowable, designed to deflate and pass naturally. Unlike the Orbera 365, it does not require an endoscopy or light sedation to place and the process takes around 15 – 20 minutes at one of our clinics, after which you will be free to go home.
Ask About Gastric Balloons Today
Speak to a patient advisor to discuss your medical weight loss options today. Call 0345 512 0094 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternatively, fill out our enquiry form and someone will get back to you as soon as possible.