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  • Allurion Elipse Weight Loss Balloon No Surgery. No Endoscopy. No Anaesthesia. Just Results.

Allurion - At a Glance

Best Results
1 treatment
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Duration of Results
For Life*
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Risk
Low
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Practitioner
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Cost
From £4095
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Back to Work
2-3 days
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Anaesthtetic
None
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Treatment Recovery
3-4 days
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Best Results
1 treatment
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Duration of Results
For Life*
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Once the weight has been lost, 75% of patients keep that weight off. The Allurion Balloon is a lifestyle change for those who want to change their relationship with diet and food.
Risk
Low
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Practitioner
Doctor
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Cost
From £4095
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Interest free credit options available
Back to Work
2-3 days
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Following healthcare professional approval, most people return to normal activity after a couple of days off. We do placements on a Thursday to allow you the weekend to recover
Anaesthtetic
None
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Treatment Recovery
3-4 days
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You should expect to feel nauseous for a up to 3 days following placement. You can minimize this by following the clinicians advice.

Overview

Allurion is the world's first "swallowable gastric balloon in a pill".

No surgery. No endoscopy. No anaesthesia - Just results

MediZen offers the Allurion Balloon Programme to help kick start your weightloss journey and make positive, healthy changes to your lifestyle that last long after the balloon. This 'honeymoon from hunger' enables up to a 15% body weight loss in just 4 months. We have one placement day a month in Birmingham but the programme can be entirely remote after initial placement.

Interested in the Allurion Programme?


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Click here for a free, no obligation chat with Ruth, our Allurion Programme co-ordinator. Ruth can provide you with any further information you require or answer any questions regarding the programme.

What is the Allurion Balloon Programme?

The Elipse Balloon at MediZen

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The Allurion Balloon is a revolutionary gastric balloon that creates a feeling of fullness by taking up space in your stomach. It is simply swallowed in a pill so there is no surgery and very little downtime.

The balloon is designed to be a 6-month lifestyle programme tailored specifically for you. It is more than just a weight loss solution, it is a tool to assist you in making positive and healthy changes to your lifestyle for long-lasting results.

Click here to speak to Ruth our Allurion co-ordinator

  • A soft balloon is placed in your stomach during a 20-minute visit. It is the first swallowable gastric balloon that requires no surgery, endoscopy, or anaesthesia. The balloon takes up space in your stomach and creates a feeling of fullness. This takes away hunger and means you eat less food at mealtimes, snack less and make healthier choices with your food.

    • With the sense of fullness created by the Allurion Balloon in your stomach, you can eat less without feeling hungry.
    • Clinical studies have demonstrated that gastric balloons provide significantly more weight loss than diet and exercise alone.
    • The Allurion Balloon “pill” is swallowed during a brief 20-minute appointment and placed in the stomach. Approximately four months later, it self-empties and passes naturally.
    • Following placement, most people quickly return to everyday activities. The balloon is not visible to anyone and you can carry on with normal life for the duration of the programme.
    • This programme includes all the benefits of a gastric balloon without the huge downtime, invasive surgery, endoscopy or anaesthesia.
    • With the Allurion programme, you are never alone. Our dedicated MediZen Allurion team will support you right from the very beginning, throughout the program and post balloon. They are available to speak to regarding any queries you have at any stage of your journey.
    • Our doctor and nurse will be available to contact throughout the programme so you can be assured any medical questions or concerns will be answered promptly.
    • We encourage patients from the same placement day to support each other via a Whatsapp group as it is helpful to speak to others going through the same process at the same time.
    • At the beginning of the programme you will get a smart scale, smart watch and mobile app which will connect you with our team and enable you, and MediZen to track your progress.
    • Your dietician will support you throughout, giving you nutritious meal plans, 1:1 advice and guiding you through the process.
    • Not only do you have the balloon to support your weight loss journey but this programme enables you to change your lifestyle for the better.
    • We truly do focus on helping you make the best choices to improve your lifestyle and overall health. The balloon is a tool to help assist you in your initial weight loss but the lifestyle changes you make will last long after the programme ends.
    • You will benefit from 6 months of support from our dedicated MediZen team as well as a dietician to help you make long-lasting changes for long-lasting results.

Placement of the Balloon

Step 1 - The balloon is placed with our doctor via a swallowable pill with no need for surgery, endoscopy, or anaesthesia. A simple X-ray is then taken to ensure the capsule is in the stomach.
Step 2 - Once the capsule is in your stomach, our doctor will use the tube to fill the balloon with liquid (saline) which takes around 5 minutes.
Step 3 - A final X-Ray is taken to ensure the inflated balloon is in the correct position, the tube is then removed. In less than 20 minutes the placement is complete and you can go home!

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Change Your Lifestyle

Allurion is more than ‘just a balloon’ or a 'weight-loss solution'.

The MediZen Allurion Balloon is a 6-month lifestyle programme tailored just for you.

  • With the Allurion Programme, you are never alone. Our dedicated MediZen Allurion team will support you right from the very beginning, throughout the programme and post balloon. They are available to speak to regarding any queries you have at any stage of your journey. Our doctor and nurse will be available to contact throughout the programme so you can be assured any medical questions or concerns will be answered promptly. We encourage patients from the same placement day to support each other via a Whatsapp group as it is helpful to speak to others going through the same process at the same time.

  • The Allurion programme includes 6 months of dietary coaching from our dietician Kirsty. It is a fully supported and bespoke programme to help you lose weight – and keep it off. You will work with Kirsty to develop a tailored lifestyle plan during and after your 16-week balloon placement. This programme is not about extreme restrictions and dieting, your dietary plan will be developed with Kirsty to include the types of food you enjoy eating as well as ensuring you are eating a nutritionally well-balanced diet. There are no foods completely off limits, the key is moderation. Your plan will be focused around eating the right foods, at the right times, in the right portion sizes.

  • We understand that in order to make this journey as easy as possible for you, we need to provide you with the right resources to track your progress and success. On your placement day you will be given a connected smart scale, smart watch and phone app to help track your progress. Your smart watch will help you record exercise and movement and your smart scales will link directly with the Allurion app, so you can easily track your weight loss and progress. The app allows you to view all your data, as well as being able to share your success with our team! Tracking your progress and seeing real results could not be easier. Watch as the kilos come off – and be motivated to keep them off.

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Allurion Weight Loss Balloon
Allurion Weight Loss Balloon
Allurion Weight Loss Balloon

Why MediZen?

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Alongside being MediZen's clinical director, Dr. Eccleston is also a private GP who has been specialising in weight management for over 20 years. As one of the UK's leading medical aesthetic clinical trial and training centres, and one of only a handful of cosmetic clinics registered with the Government’s Care Quality Commission, you can be confident that our focus is your needs and that quality, training, safety and pain management are paramount.

We have a dedicated MediZen Allurion team including a doctor & nurse, who will support and guide you through the entire process.

A number of patients who have had the balloon with us have said the reason they chose MediZen over other clinics was purely down to the level of support we offer even prior to placement.

FAQ's

  • 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 during a brief 20-minute outpatient visit. After approximately 16 weeks, the balloon empties and passes naturally.

  • The balloon takes up space in your stomach and induces weight loss by increasing the feeling of fullness. This means that you are more likely to reduce the amount of food you eat throughout the day. The program is designed to help you make lifestyle changes throughout your journey so that once the balloon has passed, your habits have changed and you can maintain a new, healthier lifestyle.

  • After approximately 16 weeks of the Allurion Programme, multiple clinical studies have demonstrated that patients lose on average 10 to 15kgs (1.57 to 2.36 stone) over the 16 weeks the balloon is in place.

  • Some people experience nausea, abdominal cramping, and occasional vomiting after balloon placement. In most cases, these symptoms are well-controlled with the commonly used medications prescribed. These side-effects generally only last for the first few days.

  • Following healthcare professional approval, most people return to normal activity within a few days, however some people may experience side effects for longer. It may be a good idea to book a few days off work after your balloon placement, just in case, or have the balloon placed on a Friday so you have the weekend off.

  • After the Allurion Balloon passes, the Allurion Programme and the related support from your healthcare team continues for one month. At the end of the Allurion Programme, you should continue your healthy lifestyle habits. One clinical study with 95 patients showed that 72% of average weight loss with Allurion can be sustained at 12-month follow up.

  • Our team is here to support you from your initial research right through to the end of the program and beyond. Our dedicated Allurion team will assist you with any questions or concerns prior to making a decision and before placement. One of our nurses will be in regular contact from the day of placement up until the balloon passes. Each person having the balloon at the same placement day will be put into a WhatsApp group to help support and guide each other through the process. Once patients have settled into the programme we invite them to join a Facebook group which includes anyone who has previously had the balloon with MediZen. This group allows people to offer advice and seek support during, and after the balloon.

  • A recent clinical study has shown that when coupled with a 16-week intensive lifestyle modification (nutrition and exercise programme), Allurion leads to significant weight loss when compared with lifestyle modification alone. The percentage of patients achieving 10% of Total Body Weight Loss at 16 weeks was 72% with Allurion vs 8% with diet and exercise alone.

Cost

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Allurion 6 Month Lifestyle Change From £4095
*Interest free credit options available
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