The Allurion Balloon is a modern, state-of-the-art weight loss device, and our clinics ensure a safe, efficient, and practical placement of the balloon for all of our patients. As a CQC registered provider of the gastric balloon in the UK, it is part of our mission to ensure patients receive the highest levels of care and support in our clinics and throughout the programme.
As a medical weight loss clinic, we pride ourselves in the high standards of care that our patients receive from their initial phone call with us to their last communication, oftentimes with our dietitian, and as a medical device, we offer transparent and ethical advice in order to aid your in making that decision. If you do decide to begin your weight loss journey with Allure, we want to know you are as informed about the process as you possibly can be. With that being said, let’s have a look at what you can expect from one of our Allurion Balloon Clinics.
What Can I Expect at the Allurion Balloon Clinic?
Depending on where you are in the United Kingdom, your Allurion Balloon Clinic will differ, but the fundamentals and high standards associated with this non-surgical weight loss procedure remain the same. You will be greeted by a lovely receptionist who will sign you in and you will most likely be instructed to the waiting room.
The consultant will then meet with you to sign the last of several important documentation before going through to the room. In the room will be an X-Ray machine, used to ensure your balloon is sitting in the correct place. After some instruction, you will then swallow the capsule. Once done you will have your first x-ray, and then the balloon will be filled. Once filled you will have your second x-ray. You can find all of our gastric balloon consultants online here.
How Does the Allurion Balloon Work?
This famously swallowable gastric balloon works by leaving you fuller for longer and allowing you the mental space to make the necessary lifestyle changes, alongside our HCPC registered dietitian. Filled with 550ml of liquid, the Allurion Balloon ensures around 60% of your stomach is occupied at any one time. This reduces feelings of hunger by suppressing the hormone ghrelin. At around 16 weeks, the balloon is designed to deflate and pass naturally through your GI tract.
The Allurion Balloon is unique in that this non-surgical procedure does not require the endoscopy or sedation like other gastric balloons such as the Orbera 365. The Orbera 365 can stay in the stomach for up to 12 months and sees an average weight loss of 10 – 17% in patients in comparison with the 10 – 15% of an Allurion Balloon.
Where are the Allurion Balloon Clincs?
Allure Weightloss run 10 (and counting) Allurion Balloon clinics across England and Wales. These clinics can be found in Liverpool, Manchester, Leeds, Derby, Tamworth, Newport, Birmingham, and London. This is in order so that our friendly team of medical experts can ensure our patients are able to have their placements as close to home as possible. You may find your nearest gastric balloon clinic by using our online tool which enables you to track your nearest clinic in relation to your postcode.
Each Allurion Balloon, Orbera, and Bariatric Surgery clinic was carefully selected by the Allure team for its existing dedication to high standards and devotion to patient satisfaction. If you have any further questions about your clinic, don’t hesitate to ask your patient coordinator.
Cost and Finance
Gastric balloon packages start from £4095 with aftercare included. You can find all information related to cost, including ways in which you can pay, online here.
To enquire, get in touch with the medical weight loss team at Allure Weightloss today. Our Allurion Balloon specialist advisers will be able to guide you through the process and answer any questions you may have. Feel free to call 0345 512 0094 or email email@example.com and a member if our team will get back to you as soon as possible.