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What is the Elipse Balloon?
swallow capsule of Allurion

A soft balloon that is placed in your stomach. It is the first swallowable gastric balloon that requires no surgery, endoscopy|asterisk-293|, or anaesthesia

gastric balloon of Allurion

Elipse is designed to help you reduce your food intake by taking up space in your stomach and kick-start your new, healthier lifestyle choices

weight loss

Lose an average of 10 to 15kgs (1.57 to 2.36 stone) in 16 weeks thanks to the balloon and a fully supported lifestyle program|footnote-294| |footnote-295| |footnote-296| |footnote-297| |footnote-298| |footnote-299| |footnote-300| |footnote-301| |footnote-302| |footnote-303|

How does the Elipse Balloon work?

The balloon takes up space in your stomach and creates a feeling of fullness. This takes away hunger and means you eat less food at mealtimes.|footnote-294|

Feel satisfied faster

Eat smaller portions

Creates a feeling of fullness

May reduce cravings

Food stays in your stomach longer

May reduce snacking


minutes for Elipse placement|footnote-89|


months lifestyle programme

10 to 15 kgs

(1.57 to 2.36 stone) average weight lost with Elipse over
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How is the Elipse Balloon placed?

The Elipse Balloon experience takes place during a brief 20-minute walk-in placement|footnote-89|

swallowable gastric balloon of Allurion

The balloon is placed during a 20-minute consultation with your doctor.|footnote-89| You swallow a capsule that contains the deflated balloon. The capsule is attached to a thin tube. There is no need for surgery, endoscopy|asterisk-293|, or anaesthesia. A simple X-ray is used to make sure the capsule is in the right position.

gastric balloon

Once the capsule is in your stomach, your doctor will use the tube to fill the balloon with liquid. You will have a second X-ray to confirm the balloon is filled and that the placement is complete. Your doctor will then gently remove the tube and you’ll be on your way. With the balloon in your stomach, you will be able to eat less food without feeling hungry.

balloon naturally eliminated

After approximately 16 weeks inside your stomach, a time-activated release valve will open, allowing the balloon to empty and pass naturally through your digestive system (also known as your gastrointestinal tract) when you use the toilet.|footnote-294| |asterisk-293| It’s a convenient and safe way to kick-start a healthier lifestyle. In rare cases, the empty balloon may be vomited, although startling, vomiting of the balloon has not been associated with any reported adverse events to date.

No weight loss programme is a magic bullet

However, Elipse is a fully supported lifestyle programme. During the programme you will work with your doctor and nutritionist on a food and exercise plan, training yourself to eat smaller portions which may help in the lifestyle transformation of a new you. This will increase the chances of keeping the weight off.|asterisk-307|

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"Elipse has helped me to reprogramme my mind on what I should eat. It's enabled me to carry out everyday tasks and given me my life back. I had taken on a seasonal job as Father Christmas over the last few years for a very large organisation - you can imagine my delight in December when I was asked if I would like to wear a fat suit, as I was looking so thin!"  

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4stones lost in 6 months|asterisk-88|

Will it be obvious to others that I have the Elipse balloon in my stomach?

The Elipse Programme is a discrete experience. Unless you tell people, no one will know you have had the balloon placed. There is no need to tell family, friends or colleagues about Elipse, unless of course you want to! 

More questions answered

|asterisk-88|Results may vary from one patient to another. A small percentage of patients don’t respond to the treatment.

|asterisk-293|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.

|asterisk-307|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.

|footnote-89|Clinical Trial Reports: DAA069 and DAA105

|footnote-294|Jamal et al. Obes Surg. 2019 Apr;29(4):1236-1241.

|footnote-295|Raftopoulos and Giannakou. SOARD. 2017 Jul;13(7):1174-1182.

|footnote-296|Al Sabah, S., et al. SOARD. 2018, 14(3), 311-317.

|footnote-297|Machytka E et al. Endoscopy. 2017 Feb;49(2):154-160.

|footnote-298|Genco et al. Obes Surg 2017,DOI 10.1007/s11695-017-2877-1

|footnote-299|Al-Subaie S et al. Int J Surg. 2017 Dec;48:16-22.

|footnote-300|Ienca et al. Submitted to SOARD. Abstract A278, presented at Obesity Week, 2018, Nashville, USA

|footnote-301|Genco et al. Abstract A185. Oral Presentation at Obesity Week, 2018, Nashville, USA

|footnote-302|Ienca et al. Abstract 237, presented at IFSO 2019, Madrid, Spain

|footnote-303|Raftopoulos et al. Abstract 1978. Presented at ACS 2019, San Francisco, United States

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