How it Works

How does the Allurion Gastric Balloon work?

Formerly known as the ‘Elipse Balloon,’ the Allurion Balloon is an innovative pill balloon capsule designed to be swallowed under the guidance of our Healthcare Professionals, eliminating the need for anesthesia or endoscopy*. The inflation of the Balloon in your stomach is swiftly confirmed through quick x-rays, making the entire procedure a brief 15-minute outpatient visit. Throughout the process, you’ll be supported by the Allurion Connected Scale, Health Tracker, and App.

This safe and non-permanent solution, recommended by doctors, can jumpstart an average weight loss of 10-15% of your body weight in just 16 weeks, complemented by our fully supported 6-month lifestyle Program. After approximately 16 weeks, the pill balloon naturally degrades and leaves the body. The lasting results extend beyond the balloon’s presence, as you develop new food preferences, adjust to smaller portion sizes, and gain a deeper understanding of your body, leading to sustainable results rather than enduring constant yo-yo dieting. The Allurion Balloon provides a secure and non-permanent means to initiate your weight-loss journey.


Initial Assessment:

Thorough evaluation of dietary and lifestyle habits, personal weight loss goals, etc.

Pre-Balloon Prep:

Review of Placement Day Guide and dietary progression for balloon placement.

Emotional Support:

Addressing concerns about the procedure and recovery.

Post Placement

Symptom Management

Nutrition Guidance

Lifestyle Modifications

Accountability + Support

Continuous Monitoring Course Correction

Education + Resources

With the Allurion Programme, you are not alone.

Support From Your Doctor

Your doctor will be with you from the first step of your Allurion weight loss journey – from the first clinic consultation, to preparing you for placement, to supporting your achievements as you progress through the Program.

Support From Your Nutritionist

Your nutritionist will provide you with expert support and guidance throughout your weight loss journey. They will work with you to re-evaluate your relationship with food, helping you to establish healthy, sustainable dietary habits that work for you.

Support From Your Digital Tools

To assist in your weight-loss journey, you will be provided with an Allurion Connected Scale, Allurion Health Tracker and Allurion App on the day of your balloon placement. You can use these to check in with your healthcare team, receive support and guidance, and be accountable for your weight-loss achievements.

Contact Us

Ready to kickstart your path to improved health and wellness with PlanU? Our dedicated team is here to support you at every stage of your journey. When you schedule an appointment with PlanU, you’re not merely arranging a consultation; you’re pledging to a journey toward a healthier, happier you. Let’s collaborate to reach your weight loss objectives. Book your consultation now and commence your transformation today!