Allurion Gastric Balloon weight-loss Program

Lose 10-15% total body weight in ~16 weeks without surgery, endoscopy* or anaesthesia. 15-minute balloon placement. Now available in Hong Kong.

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How does it work?

Swallow the Allurion Balloon (formally known as the Elipse Balloon) in a capsule, under the guidance of our Healthcare Professionals without anaesthesia or endoscopy*. The Balloon will be inflated in your stomach, checked using a quick x-ray and you’ll be on your way! The procedure takes approximately 15 minutes. You will also be supported by the Allurion Connected Scale, Health Tracker, and App.

What happens to the Allurion Balloon?

During your Balloon journey, you and your Health Care team will focus on your relationship with food, goals and education to help you achieve the best weight-loss results, and to set you up for weight loss maintenance after the Balloon has gone. After approximately 16 weeks, the Balloon will naturally deflate and pass through your digestive system.

The Process

Find out if Allurion Program is right for you with our guidance below.

Schedule a call with an Allurion Clinic team member to discuss the Allurion Balloon and Allurion Program.

Begin your weight-loss journey with a 15-minute walk-in procedure, supported by your Allurion Connected Scale, Health Tracker, and App.

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The Allurion Program: A fully supported 360-degree medically supported weight loss program

  • Allurion ~16 week swallowable Gastric Balloon placed by a Certified Allurion Physician
  • 6-months dietitian support tailored to your specific needs
  • Support and consultations with Physician and Bariatric Nurse
  • Connected Allurion digital scales, watch and app to track your weight loss journey

Check if you're eligible

The Allurion Balloon (previously known as the 'Elipse Balloon') helps you to lose weight safely and quickly, by making you feel full. Do you meet the following requirements?

  • BMI over 27
  • Aged >18
  • Have tried dieting, with little success
  • Are not currently pregnant
  • Do not drink alcohol excessively
  • Are prepared to make the change

Frequently Asked Questions

The price will include a minimum 6-month weight-loss program and can be tailored to your goals and personal needs. This will include 16-week Allurion Balloon placement with individualised and flexible nutritional support programs. You will also receive an Allurion connected scale, smartwatch and App to track your weight-loss journey with your team. Please contact your clinic, via the registration page, to discuss an appropriate program designed to achieve your weight-loss goals.

The Allurion program is non-rebateable, but there is some rebate for consultations with a valid GP or specialist referral.

The placement takes place during a 15-minute radiology clinic visit. Allurion is the first gastric balloon that requires no endoscopy* or anesthesia for placement or removal. Simply swallow a capsule containing the deflated Balloon with a catheter: once the Balloon is confirmed to be in your stomach via x-ray, the Balloon is filled with water through a catheter. A second x-ray takes place to ensure the Balloon is filled correctly.

Yes. A recent clinical study has shown that when coupled with a 16-week intensive lifestyle modification (of nutrition and exercise), Allurion leads to significant weight loss when compared to lifestyle modification alone. The percentage of patients achieving 10% of total body weight loss at 16 weeks was 72% with Allurion, compared to just 8% of those who tried to lose weight with diet and exercise alone. Allurion has more success than dieting alone because patients feel less hungry, feel fuller more quickly after eating, and will not have hunger attacks which can be experienced when typically dieting. ¹ ² ³ ⁴ ⁵ ⁶ ⁷ ⁸ ⁹ ¹⁰ **

After the 15-minute placement, you can continue with your life however you may have some side effects for a few days such as nausea. Your Healthcare Professional will advise you on care and nutrition after placement and the best plan to resume your activities such as gym and exercise.

No. The Allurion Programme is a discrete experience. Unless you tell people, no one will know you have had the Balloon placed.

After approximately 16 weeks of the Allurion Programme, multiple clinical studies have demonstrated that patients lose on average 10-15% of their total body weight. If you still want to lose more weight, a second Balloon can be placed after completing the first programme. ¹ ² ³ ⁴ ⁵ ⁶ ⁷ ⁸ ⁹ ¹⁰ **

95% of patients sustain their weight loss 12 months after their Balloon placement! ¹ ² ³ ⁴ ⁵ ⁶ ⁷ ⁸ ⁹ ¹⁰ **

No. After approximately 16 weeks, the Balloon deflates and passes naturally. In very rare cases, an intervention might be required.*

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* In rare cases, the Elipse Balloon may require endoscopic or surgical intervention for removal. In rare cases, the empty balloon may be vomited instead of passing through the GI tract.
** The Elipse Balloon must be used in conjunction with a supervised nutrition and behavior modification programme. Allurion advises a 6-month follow-up programme. Its duration is defined by the physician and may vary depending on the physician and patient profile.
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