Allurion Balloon

A non-surgical weight loss solution designed to help individuals achieve their weight loss goals without permanent surgical intervention.

Through a minimally invasive procedure, the Allurion Balloon is placed in the stomach, providing a feeling of fullness and reducing hunger. With its self-sealing design, the balloon remains securely in place for four months, offering a safe and effective approach to sustainable weight loss.

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Industry Leading GMC/IMC Consultants
Dedicated In-house specialist Aftercare Team
24/7 dedicated support
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We Have Helped Change the Lives of Over 5000 Patients

The Procedure

The Allurion procedure is a quick and easy treatment that can be completed as a day case, allowing you to resume your daily activities with minimal downtime

You will not need to be admitted to hospital. You will simply attend for a 20 minute Outpatient appointment in an X-Ray suite. There is no sedation required for the procedure. You will be asked to swallow the balloon capsule with a glass of water. It is attached to a long thin tube which can be guided down your throat if needed. An X-Ray will confirm the correct position of the balloon in the stomach. The balloon is filled with saline (salt water) and a second X-Ray will confirm the placement before the balloon is detached and the tube removed. As you haven’t been sedated, you will be able to drive yourself home.

80% of individuals aren't successful at long-term weight loss when losing 10% of initial body weight and maintaining the loss for at least 1 year3

What we offer

With 15 years of expertise, we’re dedicated to guiding you through every stage of your weight loss journey.

Allurion Gastric Balloon

Your package includes everything you need to get the best outcome from your gastric balloon journey

personalised Support

Our registered Dietitians, Health Coaches and support team are here to help you achieve your weight loss goals

App Access

Change your habits and relationship with food with on-demand classes on diet, fitness, mindfulness and habit change

Allurion Balloon Reviews

Don’t just take our word for it, we’re proud to share the stories of our real patients, who achieved their goals with us


Lost 2 Stone

“I’ve never lost 2 stone on my own, because it is slow for me, but the balloon was a constant reminder to not give up and to keep pushing.”


Lost 2.1 Stone (10.2%)

“I would definitely recommend this procedure if like me you get to that point where you are determined to lose the weight.”


Lost 4.2 Stone (18%)

“From The First Phone Call, Everything Was Cracking.. Life just gets better when you’re not carrying that weight.”                                 


Lost 3.7 Stone (19.2%)

“I certainly have no regrets about my decision on choosing the swallowable Elipse balloon and I wouldn’t change a thing!”

Frequently asked questions

First, the patient swallows a small capsule containing the deflated balloon, which is attached to a thin, flexible tube. X-ray or fluoroscopy is then used to confirm the capsule’s correct positioning in the stomach. Once confirmed, the medical team inflates the balloon using a sterile saline solution, creating a feeling of fullness and reducing hunger to aid in weight loss. Finally, the thin tube is gently removed, leaving the balloon in place for 4 months before is passes naturally.

99.9% of patients swallow the ballon without any difficulty, if you do have problems, that’s ok, your doctor will be on hand to help. 

The recovery time after gastric balloon placement is typically minimal, with most people able to resume normal activities within a few days.

The balloon is filled with saline solution during the procedure, and it usually takes about 5-7 minutes to fill the balloon. You can expect to be in the clinic for approx. 45 minutes in total.

How much weight you will lose and how quickly varies from person to person and will depend on how well you adapt to the gastric balloon and how much you are prepared to adjust your lifestyle, eating habits, and activity levels. Experience has shown, however, that 70-80% of weight loss typically occurs during the first three months of treatment*.

This can differ but most people say they can’t feel the balloon as such, rather they have a feeling of fullness or heaviness in their stomach. Some patients say however that when they engage in vigorous activity e.g. running, they can feel some movement. There is no discomfort, just a different sensation.

We know that when you decide to have a gastric balloon procedure, you want to start your journey as quickly as possible. Although the gastric balloon is a safe non-surgical procedure, it is still a medical procedure with strict eligibility criteria and contraindications. We are asked whether the consultation can be on the day of the procedure and even whether a consultation is required at all. We need you to see a doctor at consultation to ensure there is nothing in your medical history that would suggest the balloon is not a suitable option. Depending on clinic and consultant availability, we can normally book you a consultation in about a week and then we just need to leave a minimum of 7 days between consultation and procedure to give you time to consider your decision and for us to complete your booking administration.