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No Surgery  |  No Anaesthesia  |  No Endoscopy

TERMS:

  1. This is a promotion for two balloons to be booked together.
  2. The appointment with the surgeon will need to be booked with the doctors anytime between the 7th and 29th Feb.
  3. All discounts will be applied at the time of the final invoice.

Allurion Gastric Balloon

Body Genesis Institute is proud to be the first clinic in Victoria to provide The Allurion Balloon – a swallowable gastric balloon that involves:

 

NO surgery
NO endoscopy
NO anaesthesia for placement or removal.*

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Benefits of Allurion Gastric Balloon

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Why a long term balloon?

Studies have proven that 80 -90 % of the total weight loss from any gastric balloon occurs in the first 3-4 months, with 50% in just the first month! The Allurion balloon stays resident for approx 4 months1.

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Painless passage

45% of patients do not even notice the balloon passing, meaning 55% will notice it in the toilet2.

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Tried and tried again

The Allurion Balloon will certainly give you that much needed boost to kick start your weight loss. 76% of consumers are not fully satisfied with previously tried weight loss solutions.3

References

1: Ienca et al abstract 237 presented at IFSO 2019 Madrid, Spain
2: Ienca et al submitted to IFSO 2020. Presented at Allurian Masterclass May 2020
3: Allurion consumer market research; 9800 respondents, 8 geographies; Oct 2018

Everything you needed to know about the Allurion Balloon

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Triangle of Transformation

Our Three pronged approach to creating lasting change

The Capsule and Catheter

The vegan capsule encases the deflated balloon and is attached to a thin wire (catheter) that is used to transmit the distilled water into the balloon. This catheter is radio opaque, meaning it is clearly visible on x-ray for the doctor to identify the location of the attached capsule before filling of the balloon commences.

After filling has completed, and one more x-ray to confirm positioning of the balloon, the doctor gently pulls on the catheter which detaches from the balloon and removes the catheter.

Dr Arun Dhir

Upper GI and Bariatric Surgeon, Sr Lecturer
(University of Melbourne)

Dr Arun Dhir is a weight-Loss surgeon, author and Director at Body Genesis Institute.

Dr Arun is the first Surgeon to do the Allurion Balloon in Victoria.He leads a team that believes in a Holistic approach to weight management and has developed several tools that can assist you in creating lasting transformation.

Our Team

Hannah Wilson

Accredited Practising
Dietitian and Nutritionist

Kristen Varnis

Accredited Practising
Dietitian

Monique Davey

Healthy Habits Coach
B.Ed, Coach, NLP Practitioner

Paul Sansonetti

Exercise
Physiologist

The Allurion Balloon – no endoscopy or anaesthesia required

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Body Genesis Institute offers Unique ongoing AFTER CARE:

  • Allurion Smart Scales

  • Allurion App

  • Allurion Health Tracker Watch

A Copy of

Dr Arun’s books

Book Happy Gut Healthy Weight

Shed it
for Good

Book Creating new you

Creating a New You Journal

Dietitian Support

12 Month Membership of Body Genesis Institute Facebook Group

Cost of the Allurion Balloon

Prices may be subject to change based on 3rd party providers.
The costs of medications and X ray are not included.

Prices may be subject to change based on 3rd party providers.
The costs of medications and X ray are not included.

Please note that all appointments in this package will be booked as couples appointments except for Healthy Habits Coaching. Prices may be subject to change based on 3 rd party providers.
The costs of medications and X ray are not included.

Finance options for the Gastric Balloon?

Please note that you cannot use your Super to pay for the Balloon however you may want to read our blog here on payment options.

What else do you need to know?

  1. The above cost does not take into consideration any additional cost that may be involved in taking out a medical loan or a payment plan with a third party.
  2. All our patients will need a medication called Akynezeo 300mg to control nausea. The approximate cost of this medication is $125 per capsule. An individual will only need one capsule taken a day before the procedure. This will be at an additional cost.
  3. Two X rays are required as a part of the procedure. This is charged by the X ray company and is an additional cost. The cost is approximately $150
  4. If for some reason you are unable to tolerate the balloon and it requires an earlier extraction via endoscopy, this will incur additional costs.

Free Gift

Discover 5 strategies to lasting transformation with the Allurion Gastric balloon.

Before & After Photos

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Rachida

Lisa

Talk to our Surgeons to see if the Gastric Balloon is the best option for you

Talk to our Melbourne Surgeons to see if the Allurion Gastric Balloon is the best option for you!

Frequently Asked Questions

How long will the Allurion balloon remain inside of you?

The Allurion gastric balloon is a weight loss device that is designed to be temporary and is not meant to stay in the body permanently. The balloon is intended to stay in the stomach for roughly 16 weeks, or four months, after which it naturally deflates (releases the fluid on its own) and passes out. While it is in the stomach the balloon creates a sense of fullness which reduces the tendency to snack .Besides this food stays longer in the stomach and reduces the need for grazing.

The Allurion balloon features a self-release mechanism that allows it to expel all the fluid after the 16-weeks. Because of this, there is no need for an endoscopy.

Can you exercise with Allurion Balloon?

Yes, exercising with the Allurion gastric balloon in the stomach is generally safe. In fact, a healthy weight loss regimen must include regular exercise since it can help people use the balloon more effectively.

To start with low-impact workouts are recommended. You can gradually increase the intensity and length as your body adjusts. It’s crucial to pay attention to your body. Exercises that put too much strain on the stomach or are uncomfortable (such jumping or skipping) should also be avoided because they run the risk of damaging the balloon or causing other digestive problems.

It is advised that you speak with your healthcare professional and/or a licenced personal trainer before beginning any workout programme with the Allurion balloon to create a safe and efficient training schedule that is suited to your particular needs and level of fitness. It is not advised to go deep water diving or engage in contact sports such as boxing while the balloon is still in.

Can you lose a lot of weight using an Allurion balloon?

Your starting weight, dietary preferences, exercise routine, and personal metabolism all have a role in how much weight a person can lose with the Allurion gastric balloon.

According to clinical trials, people who utilise the Allurion gastric balloon can, on average, lose between 10 and 15% of their body weight, which translates to around 10 to 30 pounds (4.5 to 14 kg) during the balloon’s 16-week placement.

It’s crucial to remember that the balloon is not a stand-alone weight-loss solution, but rather a tool to support people in starting and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Individuals should maintain a balanced diet and an exercise routine both before and after using the Allurion Balloon in order to get the greatest benefits. You can track your progress with the Allurion Balloon’s Health Tracker (smart watch) and Smart Scales, which can inspire you to adopt a healthy lifestyle permanently.

It’s important to keep in mind that weight loss varies widely from person to person and that some people may lose more or less weight than the average person. The most crucial element is making a commitment to healthy lifestyle adjustments and working with a healthcare professional to create a safe and efficient weight loss strategy.

Does the Allurion gastric balloon make you feel hungry?

The Allurion gastric balloon is made to reduce cravings for food and make people feel fuller faster, which can make it simpler to follow a healthy diet and lose weight. The balloon occupies about 550 ml of stomach space, which can make people feel satisfied after fewer, smaller meals.

It’s vital to remember that each person will experience the balloon’s ability to suppress hunger differently. While some people may feel significantly less hungry, others can still have occasional cravings or hunger sensations. Throughout the initial days following balloon placement, it’s also typical to feel some discomfort or nausea, which can make it challenging to consume certain foods.

In order to manage hunger and optimise weight reduction, it’s crucial to engage with a healthcare professional and/or a certified dietitian to create a personalised meal plan that takes into consideration dietary requirements and individual preferences. Drinking plenty of water and eating small, frequent meals throughout the day might also aid in easing discomfort and hunger.

What are the risks associated with Allurion balloon?

The Allurion balloon is a very safe procedure however every procedure entails some risks. Luckily, the risks of these adverse effects have greatly decreased with the current form of the balloon. The following are some potential hazards and negative consequences related to using the Allurion gastric balloon:

  1. Nausea and vomiting are common side effects in the initial days following balloon placement. These symptoms can be controlled with medication and dietary modifications. It might result in dehydration if it is not appropriately treated.
  2. Abdominal pain and discomfort: Due to the balloon in the stomach, some people may experience bloating, abdominal pain, or both.
  3. Balloon rupture or deflation: Although unlikely, there is a chance that the balloon could burst or deflate, which could lead to problems like blockages or intestinal perforations.
  4. Oesophageal or stomach discomfort: The presence of the balloon in the stomach can cause irritation or inflammation of the stomach lining or oesophagus.
  5. Bowel Blockage: This is something that can seldom happen when the balloon is passing out. It is more likely if one has previously undergone abdominal surgery.

It is crucial to carefully examine whether the Allurion gastric balloon surgery is the best option for your unique circumstances and medical history after going through the potential risks and benefits with a healthcare professional.

After receiving an Allurion balloon, which side should I sleep on?

Sleeping on your left side is typically advised after receiving the Allurion gastric balloon. By doing this, the balloon will be less likely to move and maybe cause discomfort or intolerance.

The balloon may move and exert pressure on the stomach if you sleep on your right side, which could potentially be uncomfortable. You might feel heavy when lying on your back, which can be bothersome.

In the first few days following balloon implantation, if you have been feeling uneasy, taking a little walk can usually make you feel better.

To ensure a safe and complete recovery, it’s crucial to adhere to your healthcare provider’s post-procedure care instructions, which may include specific sleeping positions, dietary restrictions, and activity limitations. Moreover, you should call your healthcare professional right away if you develop any unexpected symptoms or discomfort, such as severe abdominal pain or vomiting.

Are Allurion balloons safe?

The Allurion balloon is generally considered safe, but like any medical device, it does carry some risks. The most common risks associated with the Allurion balloon include nausea, vomiting, and abdominal discomfort, which typically occur during the first few days after placement and subside as the body adjusts to the balloon.

Less common risks associated with the Allurion balloon include balloon deflation or leakage, which can cause the balloon to pass through the digestive system and be excreted in the stool. In rare cases, the balloon may cause a blockage in the digestive system, which may require medical intervention.

It is important to note that the Allurion balloon is intended for use only in adults who are overweight or obese, with a BMI of 27-40, and who have not been able to lose weight through diet and exercise alone. Individuals who have had previous digestive tract surgery, certain medical conditions, or are pregnant should not use the Allurion balloon.

As with any medical procedure, it is important to consult with a healthcare provider to determine if the Allurion balloon is the right weight loss option for you, and to discuss any potential risks or complications that may be associated with the procedure.

Do you feel hungry with an Allurion balloon?

The Allurion gastric balloon is designed to take up space in the stomach, which can help individuals feel fuller and reduce their appetite. However, it is still possible to feel hungry with a gastric balloon, especially during the initial period after placement when the body is adjusting to the presence of the balloon.

It is important to note that the Allurion balloon is intended to be used as part of a comprehensive weight loss plan that includes healthy eating and exercise habits. By following a nutritionally balanced diet and engaging in regular exercise, individuals may be able to manage hunger and maximize the effectiveness of the balloon in achieving weight loss goals.

It is also important to consult with a healthcare provider to determine if the Allurion balloon is the right weight loss option for you, and to discuss any concerns or questions you may have about the procedure.

What is the danger of an Allurion balloon?

While the gastric balloon is considered a relatively safe weight loss option, it does carry some risks, as with any medical procedure. Some of the risks associated with Allurion gastric balloon placement include:

1. Nausea, vomiting, and abdominal discomfort: These are common side effects that typically occur in the first few days after balloon placement and subside as the body adjusts to the balloon.

2. Gastrointestinal obstruction: In rare cases, the balloon can cause a blockage in the digestive system, which may require medical intervention.

3. Balloon deflation or leakage: If the balloon leaks or deflates, it can pass through the digestive system earlier than expected.

4. Ulceration or erosion: In rare cases, the balloon can cause irritation or damage to the stomach lining, leading to ulcers or erosion.

5. Allergic reaction: In rare cases, individuals may have an allergic reaction to the balloon material.

It is important to note that the risks associated with gastric balloon placement are relatively rare, and the procedure is generally considered safe for use in overweight and obese adults who have not been able to lose weight through diet and exercise alone. However, it is important to consult with a healthcare provider to determine if the gastric balloon is the right weight loss option for you, and to discuss any potential risks or complications that may be associated with the procedure.

Can I walk after an Allurion balloon?

Yes, you can walk after the Allurion gastric balloon placement. Walking and light exercise are usually encouraged after the procedure to help promote healing and reduce the risk of complications. However, it is important to avoid strenuous exercise or activities that may cause discomfort or strain on the abdomen for the first few days after placement.

It is also important to follow the post-procedure instructions provided by your healthcare provider, which may include dietary restrictions, medication management, and activity recommendations. Your healthcare provider will provide specific guidance on when you can resume normal activities, including exercise.

It is important to note that the Allurion balloon is intended to be used as part of a comprehensive weight loss plan that includes healthy eating and exercise habits. Walking and other forms of regular physical activity can be an important component of this plan, and may help to maximize the effectiveness of the balloon in achieving weight loss goals.

How long can an Allurion balloon stay in?

The Allurion gastric balloon is designed to remain in the stomach for 16 weeks, after which time it is naturally expelled from the body through the digestive system.

It is important to note that while the gastric balloon can be an effective tool for short-term weight loss, it is not a permanent solution. To maintain weight loss, individuals should continue to follow a healthy diet and exercise plan after the balloon is removed, and work with their healthcare provider to develop a long-term weight management strategy.