Allurion Weight Loss Balloon


3,995 £

Surgeon Consultation

Monthly Payments
From £82

2 Years

What is the Allurion Balloon?

The Allurion, also known as Elipse, swallowable gastric balloon represents a groundbreaking advancement in balloon technology that eliminates the need for surgical intervention, endoscopic procedures, and anesthesia. In the past, gastric balloon procedures typically required patients to undergo a 3-4 hour hospital stay for the insertion performed through endoscopy, followed by a subsequent visit for removal. 

The Allurion swallowable gastric balloon offers a streamlined procedure that obviates the need for hospital admission, replacing it with a concise 20-minute outpatient appointment. This innovative approach eliminates the requirement for endoscopy to insert the balloon through the throat. Instead, patients simply swallow a capsule along with a glass of water. Upon confirmation of the balloon’s placement via x-ray imaging, it is then filled with a saline solution and the small catheter is removed. Importantly, the absence of sedation allows patients to regain full alertness, enabling them to safely drive themselves home.

Am I eligible ?

The Allurion Gastric Balloon Programme may be offered to candidates that meet the following criteria:

How does it work

The balloon serves as an aid in diminishing hunger and cravings, effectively breaking the habit of constant snacking throughout the day and promoting smaller portions during mealtimes. Shedding weight is a challenging endeavor that requires not only the right tools and support, but often surpasses the capabilities of diet and exercise alone in achieving significant results. By virtue of the balloon’s physical placement and the unwavering assistance provided by our surgeon, nurse, and dietician, patients experience an average weight loss that is nearly 2.5 times greater compared to a lifestyle change program on its own. Clinical studies have demonstrated that 95% of weight loss achieved with the Allurion Balloon is maintained at the 12-month mark

4 Easy Steps

20 min
outpatient appointment

balloon capsule with water

Balloon is filled with saline
via small catheter

You're discharged
and can even drive home

Allurion packages

Allurion Weight Loss Balloon

4 Months

One swallowable balloon, hassle-free without hospital procedures. No endoscopy or sedation. Short-term weight loss kickstart, on average 15kg*.


£ 3,995

Allurion Plus+

8 Months

Get the benefits of swallowable balloon with NEW sequential package: 2 balloons, one after the other. 2nd implant after gap for added boost, avg. 22kg* loss.


£ 6,995

Flexible finance options

If you’d like to explore using finance as a way to pay for your surgery, your dedicated Patient Co-ordinator can tell you what your monthly repayments will be at your free consultation. If you want to proceed with a finance application, our Patient Co-ordinators can do this for you. Finance acceptance can take up to 24 hours.

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Boost your results !

FREE and optional devices to boost your results!

FREE Digital Scales

All patients will receive free wi-fi connected scales that sync with the Gastric Balloon Group app. Track your progress with ease

Health Tracker

Allurion patients will receive a free tracker to measure your steps, monitor your heart rate and track your sleeping patterns

Metabolic Monitor

Measure your metabolism to help you achieve fat burn for weight loss. Unlock  your body’s metabolism with your breath. From £499

Meet our surgeons

Dr Ahmed Albusoda
Mr. Ali Alhamdani



Lost 14kg


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Frequently Asked Questions

The Allurion Balloon is the world’s first and only gastric balloon without the need for surgery, endoscopy* or anaesthesia for balloon placement and removal. The balloon is swallowed as a capsule during a 15-minute placement which means less downtime or time off work for our patients.
Designed to pass naturally at approximately 16 weeks, the Allurion Balloon maximizes weight loss while minimizing time spent in the body, making it a more effective option than longer 6-month endoscopic balloons, where 80% of weight loss is achieved within the first 3 months.1

The Allurion Balloon is a safer option, with fewer side effects. It has a significantly lower intolerance rate compared to 12-month endoscopic balloons (1-3% vs 14.4%)2,3, with an overall serious adverse event rate that is 10 times lower than other liquid-filled balloons.4-10

Made from vegan polyurethane, a material that’s much thinner and more flexible than the silicone material in endoscopic balloons, the Allurion Balloon flexes and adapts as your stomach moves, ensuring a snug and comfortable fit.


  1. Gaur et al. 2015, GI Endoscopy
  2. Jamal MH et al., [published online ahead of print, 2021 Sep 30]. Obes Surg. 2021;1-6.
  3. Ienca R, Al Jarallah M, Caballero A, et al. The Procedureless Elipse Gastric Balloon Program: Multicenter Experience in 1770 Consecutive Patients. Obes Surg. 2020;30(9):3354-3362

From your first call or email, we’re here to look after you. Whether you’re still researching about the Allurion Balloon programme and would like more information, or you’re ready to meet a consultant to see what results you can achieve, our team of Patient Co-ordinators are here to help.

Your first consultation at Liverpool Street Diagnostics Center will be with Dr Albusoda. During your free of charge consultation, you’ll get the opportunity to discuss the placement in detail and talk about your weight loss goals.

The Surgeon will take your medical history to determine whether the weight loss balloon is right for you and what outcome you can expect.

As part of the programme, you will receive dietician support, which will be explained in detail by the surgeon at your consultation.

Your physician will conduct a thorough exam and investigate your medical history to confirm that the Allurion Balloon is right for you. The Allurion Balloon is placed during a brief 20-minute visit, the capsule will be swallowed and inflated. Following physician approval, most people return to normal activities immediately following placement.

The placement takes place during a less than 20-minute outpatient visit. Allurion is the first gastric balloon that requires no endoscopy* or anaesthesia 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.

When combined with diet and lifestyle changes, the Allurion Balloon Programme can lead to meaningful weight loss: following 16 weeks of therapy, patients lose 15kgs on average. Health benefits include improved glycaemic control, lower cholesterol and blood pressure and higher reported quality of life.

  • Dedicated Cosmetic Patient Co-ordinator
  • 6 month Pre and Post Operative care from the Surgeon, Nurse and Dietician
  • 24/7 access to on call nurse

After the less than 20-minute placement, you can continue with your life; however, you may have some symptoms for a few days such as nausea, vomiting and stomach cramps. 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 inside your stomach, a time-activated release valve will open, allowing the balloon to empty and pass naturally through the gastrointestinal tract without the need for a removal procedure.*

*In rare cases, the Allurion Balloon may require endoscopic or surgical intervention for removal.

After the Allurion Balloon passes, the Allurion Programme and the related support from your healthcare team continues for one month. At the end of the Allurion Programme, you should continue your healthy lifestyle habits. One clinical study showed that 95% of the average weight loss with the Allurion Balloon was sustained at 1-year follow-up.

Yes! The Allurion Program, a combination of our unique swallowable gastric balloon and a supported lifestyle change program, leads to nearly 2.5 times the weight loss than a lifestyle change program alone, according to an independent study.(superscript 1)

In another study, three-quarters of participants who attempted to lose weight over a year through calorie-controlled or restricted diets (72% of participants), exercise programs or courses (22%), and pharmaceutical treatments (12%), did not achieve a clinically meaningful weight loss defined as at least 5% of their body weight.(superscript 2) The evidence shows that these isolated methods alone are not enough.

The 6-month Allurion Program combines medical support and a weight-loss device (Allurion Gastric Balloon), digital tools (Allurion Connected Scale, Allurion Health Tracker and Allurion App) and nutritional coaching to kick-start your weight loss and help you form lifelong healthy habits to maintain the weight loss.
Results at 16 weeks. Raftopoulos, I et al Holyoke Medical Center. Holyoke, MA​ An Intensive 52 Week Nutritional, Exercise and Behavior Modification Program: Comparing With or ​Without the Allurion IGB Presented at ASMBS 2019
Three-quarters of adults with obesity have attempted to lose weight in the past year, but most have been unsuccessful (

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

Up to 95% of weight-loss may be sustained 12 months after the Balloon exits the body!


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