Allurion Gastric Balloon is the newest method for weight loss. Unlike all other weight loss surgeries, the Allurion Gastric Balloon does not require anesthesia or endoscopy for placement.
Allurion Gastric Balloon is the first non-surgical weight loss method in the world. It comes in the form of a balloon capsule that is swallowed under the supervision and guidance of a qualified health professional.
The concept of this method is similar to the normal gastric balloon, but without endoscopy. After swallowing, the Allurion balloon is inflated in the stomach and makes the patient feel fuller more easily, which accelerates weight loss. In other words, because patients have a constant feeling of fullness, they eat smaller portions and can lose weight more quickly.
The Allurion gastric balloon is a safe and non-permanent solution that allows people to lose up to 10% -15% of their body weight. The balloon remains in the stomach for about 16 weeks, but the results can last a lifetime if the patient maintains a healthy lifestyle.
How is the Allurion Gastric Balloon done with CLINIQUEPLUS?
Although it is not a surgical procedure, the Allurion balloon cannot be taken without the guidance of a healthcare professional. CLINIQUEPLUS doctors will, firstly, conduct a face to face consultation where they will discuss the weight loss plan with the patient. Then, a series of tests will be conducted in order to determine whether or not the patient is suitable for such a procedure. If there is no problem with the tests, the doctor will automatically approve the procedure.
The Allurion balloon capsule will get inflated in the stomach after being swallowed by the patient. Then, our physicians will check its state using X-rays.The whole procedure is done in only 15min approximately. It is very fast and with little to no pain at all. The patient will also be supported by the Allurion connected scale, an app, and a Health Tracker.
The Allurion gastric balloon stays in the stomach for approximately 16 weeks, then, it naturally dissolves and leaves the body again without the need for an endoscopy or anesthesia.
If it is decided that you are a suitable candidate for the Allurion gastric balloon, which is one of the methods of weight loss, which will be evident through a detailed examination and medical control, you will be asked to follow some pre- and post-operative rules. The period is different from the bariatric methods, where a part of the stomach is removed.
Diet and exercise are extremely important after the operation. Food groups will be determined and you will be given dietary recommendations. Suggestions such as the Mediterranean diet or the flexitarian diet are made. A diet rich in fruits and vegetables is beneficial.
To achieve a long-term positive result, you should follow the diet meal plan and adhere to the recommendations based on health benefits. Your medical conditions will also be taken into consideration.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE FOR THE ALLURION GASTRIC BALLOON?
- You are eligible for the Allurion gastric balloon if:
- You are aged between 18-65 years old
- You have a BMI of 27 or above
- You have tried dieting before with no success
- You are not pregnant
- You do not excessively drink alcohol
- You are ready to make a change in your life
ALLURION GASTRIC BALLOON PRICES
The prices of the Allurion gastric balloon may vary depending on the clinic and on the physician who’s performing it. However, the prices of the procedure in Turkey are generally much cheaper compared to Europe or the United States. In fact, the average price of the Allurion balloon in the UK is approximately £6000 and in the United States is $5950. While, in Turkey the average price is only $2800 (or 2450 Euro).