Weight Counselling

We recognise that everyone has different reasons for weight gain - be it bad habits, life events or personal trauma

That's why we offer you the added option of weight counselling sessions with our specialist weight counsellor Dr Mark Bruce

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An Introduction from Mark

Hi everyone, welcome to the psychology part of the Allure Weightloss Programme. During these appointments, I will help you explore and understand a bit more about your eating habits and your relationship with food. Becoming overweight isn’t necessarily due to a ‘simple choice’ or a ‘lack of willpower’. There may be a complex combination of biological, psychological, environmental, and social factors to consider.

Friendly 60-minute Sessions

Talking points may include, amongst other things, whether there is a link between your feelings and eating habits, or how you relate and speak to yourself when ‘slip-ups’ happen. By the end of your programme, my aim is that there will have been time for reflection, insight, and learning of some helpful tools and strategies to take forward and continue working on.


Key Fact

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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Be Inspired

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Watch Lise's Elipse weight loss story

I was going straight to obesity(…) I finished the treatment 6 months ago but I still feel full faster than before. I lost 20 kilos thanks to the Elipse Balloon

Veronique, 50, France in Femme Actuelle Magazine

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