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3 essential questions to ask your Allurion Specialist about the Allurion gastric balloon

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With many weight loss options out there, picking the right one can be daunting. One option is the Allurion gastric balloon. But, before you decide to go down this path, it’s important to feel well-informed. Here are three key questions you should ask your weight loss clinic about the Allurion gastric balloon.

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Is the Allurion gastric balloon the best option for me?

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The Allurion gastric balloon is a non-surgical weight loss procedure where a balloon is placed inside your stomach, making less room for food. The result? A sensation of fullness even after consuming small amounts. The balloon will make you feel full faster and keep you full sooner.

But it’s not magic, you still have to be sensible and work with our team to get you the best possible weight loss outcome.

Though it sounds simple, one of the key questions to ask is whether you’re a candidate for this procedure.

Factors such as your current weight, health conditions, lifestyle, and weight loss goals will play a role in determining if this procedure is right for you.

Here, at Gastric Balloon WA, we have made it easy to see if you’re eligible for this weight loss option. Simply fill out our form and answer a few short questions. One of our dedicated team members will get back to you and let you know if you’re eligible for this non-surgical weight loss solution.

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What are the potential side effects or complications?

This is another essential question. Essentially, every medical procedure carries risks and the Allurion gastric balloon is no exception. However, unlike surgery, the risks are minimal.
Once the balloon is placed, your stomach thinks the balloon is a large ball of food and spends the next three days trying to break it down and digest it. During this time you may experience nausea, stomach cramps, tiredness and irritability. These side effects typically subside after a few days as your body adjusts.
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There are some very rare complications that can happen, such as balloon hyperinflation, bowel obstruction, pancreatitis delayed gastric emptying. What we ask is that if you are not well, we would like to know about it and will arrange for whatever the issue is to be remedied.

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How many gastric balloon procedures has the clinic performed?

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Experience matters. The more procedures a weight loss clinic has performed, the more adept they are to be handling any complications or unique situations that arise.

Here at Gastric Balloon WA, we have performed over 120 procedures. And we have helped people from all walks of life.
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We are also part of a bigger clinic, called Obesity Surgery WA. As the name suggests, our team of weight loss surgeons, bariatric physicians, dietitians and exercise physiologists work together to offer comprehensive weight management solutions tailored to your unique needs and goals. Between us we have performed over 5,000 weight loss procedures.

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What we love about the Allurion gastric balloon

The journey doesn’t end once the balloon is inserted. Insertion of the balloon is the first step in the journey. In fact, the post-procedure phase is when you’ll need the most support. As your body will take time to adjust to the balloon, your diet will have to adapt as well. Our team of dietitians will help you adjust your habits and help you use the balloon to lose as much weight as possible.

The Allurion program includes personalised follow-up from your weight loss clinic, and nutritional guidance up until 6 months after insertion. You will also receive an Allurion connected scale, an Allurion health tracker and access to the Allurion app, which will help us track your weight loss progress more efficiently.

Interested? Get in touch today!