Take a honeymoon from hunger with the Allurion Balloon weight loss program.
The Allurion Balloon, formerly known as the Elipse Balloon, is a new approach to weight loss, designed to assist you in reducing your food consumption. This soft balloon is the first gastric balloon that requires no surgery, endoscopy, or anesthesia for placement or removal. On average patients lose 10 to 15kg of weight in just 16 weeks, the balloon is designed to assist you in reducing your food consumption by taking up space in your stomach. Kick-start your new, healthier lifestyle now!
The Allurion Balloon is a fully supported weight loss journey, not just a temporary solution.
The Allurion Balloon is a soft balloon placed in your stomach. It is the first gastric balloon that requires no surgery, endoscopy, or anaesthesia for placement or removal.
The balloon is placed within 15 minutes during a short appointment visit and after 16 weeks, the balloon empties and passes naturally.
The balloon takes up space in your stomach and stimulates weight loss by increasing the feeling of constant fullness. This means that you are more likely to lower your food intake throughout the day.
he Allurion Balloon is a 6-month lifestyle comprehensive program customised just for you so results may differ. However, following 16 weeks of the Allurion Program, patients lose an average of 10 to 15% of their total body weight and maintain up to 95% of this weight loss at a 1 year follow-up with help from a dietician and a health tracker linked to the Allurion app.
You simply swallow a small capsule containing the deflated balloon, attached to a thin tube. Once the balloon has reached your stomach, Dr Stephen Watson will conduct an X-ray examination to check the placement. The balloon is then filled with 550ml of water through the catheter. A second X-ray is then carried out to check that the balloon is filled. The entire process takes no more than 15 minutes during an appointment.
Some patients may feel nausea, mild abdominal pain, and vomiting in rare cases after balloon placement. More often than not, these side effects are manageable with over-the-counter pain relief.
Following 16 weeks of treatment time, a release valve will open, allowing the balloon to empty and pass naturally through your gastrointestinal tract without the need for a removal procedure. However, in extremely rare cases the empty balloon may be vomited which is nothing to be concerned about.
The Allurion Program is an innovative weight loss solution that is coupled with a network of ongoing support to help you establish positive lifestyle habits that last. Meet with Dr Watson to discuss various options for your unique situation.
This may depend on factors such as your Body Mass Index (BMI), whether you are diabetic, previous surgery and expectations. Find out more or book a consultation today by contacting Dr Watson and his team online or call on (08) 6311 7578.
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