This product is not available for purchase by the general public and needs to be used with a healthy energy-controlled diet and physical activity.
The Allurion Gastric Balloon (formerly the Elipse Balloon), are offered by only a few specialists here in Australia but are commonly used in Europe and Asia, with over 70,000 being placed to date.
Dr Balalis is currently the only accredited Allurion Clinician in the state, has placed more balloons than any other practitioner in the country and was the very first to offer Allurion Balloons in Australia. Recognised also an Allurion Centre of Excellence.
The balloon works by reducing the space within your stomach, helping you feel full. This enables you to make healthier choices, curb hunger and build new habits over the 16 weeks the balloon remains in place.
In your 20 minute outpatient placement appointment, you will be guided through you swallowing a capsule containing the deflated balloon. An x-ray is used to confirm correct positioning of the capsule before the balloon is filled with water. Once filled, a second x-ray is taken, ensuring the filled balloon is sitting in the right place.
The appointment usually takes around 30 minutes and allows you to go about your day immediately afterwards.
No surgery. No endoscopy. No anaesthesia  .
Allurion Gastric Balloons are non-surgical, impermanent and don’t require manual removal. That means that the balloon is placed without endoscopy, sedation or anaesthesia .
Allurion Balloons enable an average weight loss of 10-15% of total body weight. Following your balloon placement, you’ll receive our tailored six-month specialised support package, Post-Care-Success as well as an additional six months of online support from our entire team.
Working with our Team, you receive medical support from your surgeon, and his bariatric nurse throughout the Program.
Support from your Dietitian (set appointments and online support). Together with the Allurion Nutrition Program, your dietitian will help you re-evaluate your relationship with food. Keep you strong and guide you to healthy sustainable choices.
Support from your Allurion Technology including Allurion Scale, Allurion Health Tracker and Allurion App. The technology allows us to support you and keeps you accountable.
Recognised as an Allurion Centre of Excellence, we have a holistic approach to weight-loss and a healthier lifestyle.
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