Experiencing overweight carries substantial consequences for your overall well-being, encompassing both physical and psychological aspects. It can result in diminished self-confidence, restrict your participation in sports or other activities aimed at improving your fitness, hinder your engagement in enjoyable family moments, and even lead to absenteeism from work due to illness or excessive fatigue.
Introducing the Allurion gastric balloon—a gentle balloon positioned within your stoma Enfiled Royal Clinic is providing a pioneering solution that does not need surgical procedures, endoscopic interventions, or anaesthesia for its placement.
What is an Allurion Balloon?
Introducing a soft balloon that is inserted into your stomach, the Allurion gastric balloon sets a new standard as the first-ever swallowable gastric balloon. This groundbreaking innovation eliminates the need for surgical procedures, endoscopy*, or anesthesia, making it a non-invasive and convenient option for weight loss.
Allurion is specifically designed to assist you in reducing your food intake by occupying space within your stomach, effectively initiating a new phase of healthier lifestyle choices. Experience Weight Loss Innovation: Allurion Gastric Balloon Unveiled, with this innovative approach aims to support your weight loss goals and encourage the adoption of sustainable habits for long-term well-being.
After approximately 16 weeks, the balloon is completely broken down and naturally passes through the gastrointestinal tract. Eventually, it is expelled from the body during a regular bowel movement. This process occurs without any intervention and follows the natural course of digestion and elimination.
Goals of the Treatment:
- Achieve a remarkable weight loss of 10-15% of your total body weight or a significant reduction of 10-15kg within a span of 16 weeks with the Allurion gastric balloon. Experience weight loss results that are three times greater compared to relying solely on diet and exercise.
- Benefit from a quick and efficient procedure that takes just 15 minutes for placement. Enjoy a continuous sensation of fullness, aiding you in your weight loss journey.
- Receive comprehensive 360-degree support, including health and nutritional guidance, a connected scale, and an accompanying app. Allurion’s research demonstrates an impressive 95% weight loss retention during the one-year follow-up period.
- Embark on a six-month comprehensive program designed to support your weight loss goals. Rest assured, as 99.9% of patients have successfully swallowed the capsule for the gastric balloon placement.
How Does this Works?
Following the placement of the gastric balloon, our expert team of dieticians and psychologists will provide you with personalized and dedicated support. They will assist you in making crucial lifestyle modifications to successfully achieve your weight loss goals. Throughout the approximately four-month duration that the balloon remains in your stomach, you will not only receive guidance but also gain valuable knowledge about adopting new eating habits.
Additionally, you will be encouraged to establish a regular exercise routine tailored to your needs and preferences. This comprehensive approach aims to equip you with the necessary skills and strategies to maintain a healthy weight in the long term. Our team will continuously monitor your progress, offer motivation, and provide ongoing guidance to ensure your success throughout your weight loss journey.
How the Procedure is Done?
The procedure begins with the patient swallowing a capsule that contains a deflated balloon connected to a hollow plastic tube. The Allurion Gastric Balloon presents a remarkable and revolutionary alternative for individuals seeking an effective weight loss treatment. By inducing a sense of fullness, it enables you to consume less food without experiencing the typical hunger pangs associated with most diets.
Once inside the stomach, the balloon is inflated with 550ml of fluid. Subsequently, the tube is detached from the balloon and safely removed from the mouth. The gastric balloon remains in the stomach for a duration of four months. After this period, it naturally deflates and passes out of the body.
- The program is designed to cater to individuals aged 18 and above, who have a BMI of 27 or higher and aspire to achieve weight reduction and lifestyle modifications.
- It offers an ideal solution for those seeking to embark on their weight loss journey without opting for surgical interventions or undergoing endoscopic weight reduction treatments.
- Absence of any inflammatory gastrointestinal tract diseases.
- Ineligibility for pregnant individuals or those who are currently breastfeeding.
- Good psychological health, ensuring the ability to undergo the program successfully.
- Exclusion from weight loss surgery due to being overweight.
- Willingness to actively participate and fully comply with a supervised medical program.
- Commitment to follow dietary and lifestyle recommendations provided by the medical team.
- Medical clearance from a healthcare professional to ensure suitability for the program.
- Understanding and acknowledgement of the potential risks and benefits associated with the Allurion Gastric Balloon procedure.
- Willingness to embrace long-term lifestyle changes to sustain weight loss results beyond the program.
It is important to note that individual eligibility will ultimately be determined by a healthcare professional after a comprehensive evaluation.
When Will the Patient can be Normal?
After the placement of the gastric balloon, the majority of individuals can typically resume their normal activities within a day or two. However, it is important to note that some individuals may experience temporary side effects such as nausea, abdominal cramping, and occasional vomiting. Rest assured, these symptoms can be effectively managed with medications commonly prescribed by your physician.
It is crucial to follow the guidance provided by your healthcare team regarding the use of prescribed medications and any necessary dietary adjustments to alleviate discomfort and facilitate a smooth transition during this period. The medical professionals involved in your care will closely monitor your progress and provide ongoing support to ensure that any potential side effects are promptly addressed and managed.
In the rare event that you experience severe or persistent symptoms, it is important to promptly communicate with your healthcare provider. They are there to provide assistance and make any necessary adjustments to ensure your comfort and safety throughout the gastric balloon program.