Allurion Elipse

Kick start your weight loss journey with
the Allurion Elipse
Balloon

 

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The Allurion Elipse™ Balloon is the first swallowable weight loss balloon that involves no surgery, endoscopy*, and anaesthesia. Designed to reduce your food intake by taking up space in your stomach.  

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As a result, it increases the feeling of fullness. With the reduction in hunger levels, you will consume lesser food during mealtimes, and this results in weight loss.

What is the Allurion Elipse™ Balloon?

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Why choose the Allurion Elipse Balloon?

The Allurion Elipse™ Balloon has been clinically proven to effectively induce weight loss.  By about 4 months, you can expect to have lost 10% to 15% of your starting body weight.                

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With the maintenance of a healthy lifestyle, the weight loss

can be sustained for up to 12 months or longer.

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The Allurion Elipse™ Balloon   

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The placement of the Allurion Elipse™ Balloon, which does not require any surgery, endoscopy*, or anaesthesia, takes around 20 minutes.   Contained within a capsule, the deflated balloon is attached to a thin tube called a catheter. These are the following steps for the balloon placement:

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STEP 1

Swallow the capsule with water.

STEP 2

Upon swallowing, the first X-ray will be carried out to make sure that the capsule is in the correct position.

STEP 3

Our doctor will fill up the balloon with liquid via the catheter.

STEP 4

A second X-ray will be conducted to ensure that the balloon is properly filled.

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Once confirmed, our doctor will gently remove the catheter from the balloon. The placement will be considered complete.

After a period of about 4 months, the balloon will automatically empty itself through the opening of a time-activated release valve. The deflated balloon will naturally passed out through the gastrointestinal (GI) tract during the opening of your bowels, without any need for a removal procedure*.

What does the procedure involve? 

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Is the Allurion ElipseBalloon easy to swallow?

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According to published clinical data, 99.9% of patients were successful in swallowing the Allurion Elipse™ Balloon. If, however, you find it difficult to swallow the capsule on your own, our doctors will assist you by inserting a thin wire into the catheter to stiffen it slightly, then gently guide it past your throat so that you swallow it swiftly and smoothly.

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Are there any possible side effects after the balloon placement?

Nausea, abdominal cramps, and occasional vomiting are some of the possible side-effects that may occur after the balloon placement. However, in most cases, these symptoms are temporary and well controlled with commonly used medications prescribed for such symptoms.

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*In rare cases, the Allurion 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.

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7 Ienca et al. Abstract 237, presented at IFSO 2019, Madrid, Spain

8 Ienca et al. Submitted to SOARD. Abstract A278, presented at Obesity Week, 2018, Nashville, USA

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12 Raftopoulos et al. Abstract 1978. Presented at ACS 2019, San Francisco, United States