Allurion Gastric Balloon

Discover the Allurion Balloon
With no surgery required, the Balloon is safely placed during a 20 minute appointment by one of our qualified and experienced Nurse Practitioners.

✔ Lose 10-15% of your body weight in 16 weeks*
✔ No Surgery
✔ No Endoscopy
✔ No Anaesthesia

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How It Works

It is a device that is swallowed, therefore no need for surgery. The procedure is administered by a Nurse Practitioner in the WLSA clinic with no need for anaesthetic or endoscopy.

  • A capsule that contains the Allurion Balloon is swallowed, with water, performed by a qualified and experienced Nurse Practitioner using a specialised guided technique.
  • An X-ray will be done to confirm optimal placement of the balloon.
  • It’s then inflated with liquid which will give you a feeling of fullness and slow down the digestive process.
  • 16 weeks AFTER the placement of the Allurion Balloon, the balloon self-empties & passes naturally.

FAQs How does the Allurion Balloon get into my stomach?

The balloon is placed in your stomach during a brief 20-minute appointment with a Nurse Practitioner in the WLSA clinic. You will swallow a vegetable-based capsule that contains the deflated balloon. The balloon is connected to a long thin tube. Once the capsule has entered your stomach you will have the first x-ray to confirm the correct position of the capsule. Your nurse will then use the tube to fill the balloon with liquid and then a second x-ray will confirm the balloon is correctly filled. Once the balloon is filled, your nurse will gently remove the tube and you’ll be free to go home.

Is the balloon easy to swallow?

Most people can swallow the capsule containing the Allurion Balloon without any problems. However, if you do have difficulty swallowing it, your nurse can use a thin wire (stylet) to help guide the capsule into place – still without endoscopy or anaesthesia.

How much weight will I lose?

People on average lose between 10 and 15kg over four months of balloon therapy.

What is the balloon filled with?

The balloon is filled with 550ml of water.

How long does it take to return to normal activities after placement?

Most people can return to normal activity within a day or two. However, some people do experience nausea, abdominal cramping and, occasionally, vomiting after balloon placement. In most cases, we can prescribe commonly used medication to help manage these symptoms.

How is the balloon removed?

After approximately 16 weeks, a time-activated release valve on the balloon will open, allowing it to empty and pass naturally without any medical intervention when you use the toilet. In rare cases, at the time of passage, the balloon may be vomited.

What happens after the balloon passes?

After your balloon passes, the support from your Team at WLSA continue. This is to help you consolidate your new lifestyle habits and focus on keeping the weight off.

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The 12 Month Lifestyle Modification Program

All WLSA #WeightLossWarriors will join our renowned 12 Months Lifestyle Modification Program to receive unlimited professional health guidance from our award-winning medical team of bariatric nurses, dietitians and psychologists. In addition to your 12-month program, you will be supported by our thriving community, your fellow #WeightLossWarriors.

The Allurion Balloon Lifestyle Modification Program includes:

  • Placement of the device
  • Intravenous fluid for hydration
  • A holistic approach with the WeightLoss Solutions Australia team with unlimited access and support from our fully trained and dedicated team of nurses, doctors, dietitians and psychologists to make sure you lose the weight and keep it off long term
  • We will tailor a plan JUST FOR YOU!

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*The average person loses 10-15% of their body weight in 16 weeks but results may vary.
Please consult the experienced and qualified WeightLoss Solutions Australia team for further information, eligibility and to see if this procedure is right for you.

Success Stories

I’m so proud of how far I’ve come.

Seeing the ‘before’ photos now feels a bit crazy, but I’ll never be ashamed of my before photo, because that person was strong enough to take this life changing step.

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    Alex Thomson

The surgery decision is just the first step. The right mindset, new behaviors and connecting with the WSLA staff have all been key. I have so much more energy to funnel into work and the things that are important to me.

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    Andrew Morello

Even from just 4 weeks post-surgery, I had already lost a huge amount of weight and was feeling so much better in myself. Now, good habits and mindful eating are second nature to me. WLSA has had such an incredible positive impact on my life!

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    Adam Bilsy