Allurion Gastric Balloon A Non-Surgical Weight Loss Solution

If you're considering weight loss options, you may have heard about the Allurion gastric balloon Program. The Allurion Gastric Balloon Program involves No Surgery, No Endoscopy and No Anesthesia Patients begin the procedure by swallowing an easy to swallow the capsule with the balloon inside, Once the balloon reaches the stomach it is then filled with saline solution. The Allurion Gastric Balloon works by filling your stomach allowing you not to consume as much and helping your digestive transit slow down, This helps you feel full faster and eat less, ultimately leading to weight loss. The Allurion gastric balloon is a temporary solution that can help jumpstart your weight loss journey and is typically removed after six months. During that time, it can help you lose up to 10% - 15% of your Total Body weight, making it a great option for those who have struggled with traditional weight loss methods and are looking for a non-invasive solution. However, it's important to note that the Allurion gastric balloon is not a magic solution and that you will still need to make lifestyle changes and maintain a healthy diet and exercise routine in order to achieve long-term weight loss success. To learn more about this procedure, reach out to Elanic Medical in Glasgow and set up your initial consultation today.

What Is the Allurion Gastric Balloon?

An Easy Procedure

The Allurion Gastric Balloon is a soft, silicone balloon that is inserted into your stomach through your mouth, using a minimally invasive procedure. Once the balloon is in place, it is filled with a sterile saline solution, which expands the balloon to the size of a grapefruit. This takes up space in your stomach, making you feel full after eating smaller portions of food.

Developing Healthy Habits

The balloon is designed to stay in your stomach for approximately four months, during which time you'll work with a healthcare provider to develop healthy eating habits and increase your physical activity. After four months, the balloon self deflates and will be passed naturally in your stool.

The Ideal Candidate

The Allurion Gastric Balloon is designed for people who have a body mass index (BMI) 27+ and who have struggled to lose weight through diet and exercise alone. This procedure may be a good option for people who are not eligible for weight loss surgery or who want to avoid surgery altogether.

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The Procedure Experience

When you decide to undergo the Allurion gastric balloon procedure, you will first have a consultation with your doctor to determine if you are a good candidate for the procedure. You will be able to do most of the work as you swallow the balloon, patients will place the capsule at the back of their throat and will drink water to help you digest.  Once the balloon has been swallowed you will have an x ray to confirm that the balloon is now in your stomach and it is safe to fill up. After filling there will be another Xray to confirm location and to show you how it looks in the stomach.  The filling tube is then removed and you should be on your way home within 20 minutes of you arriving at the hospital.

During the procedure, you will be awake but relaxed. You may feel some discomfort or pressure as the balloon is inflated, but it should not be painful. You may also experience some nausea or vomiting after the procedure, but this should subside within a few days. Your doctor will give you specific instructions on how to prepare for the procedure, including any dietary restrictions or medications you should avoid, and will work closely with you to ensure that you are able to remain comfortable at all times.

Recovery and Aftercare

After the procedure, you will be monitored for a short time to ensure that there are no complications. You will be able to return to your home the same day, but you will need to rest for a few days and avoid any strenuous activity. Your doctor will give you specific instructions on how to care for the balloon, including what foods to eat and how to maintain good oral hygiene. You will also need to attend regular follow-up appointments with your doctor to monitor your progress and ensure that the balloon is working as intended. To learn more, reach out to Elanic Medical in Glasgow and set up your consultation today.

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