Losing weight has never been so easy
You want to lose at least 15 kg in four months? Have sports and diets not yet brought the desired result? You would like to change your diet, so you can keep your weight on the long term? If so, then Elipse ™ might be right for you.
A new method of weight loss is currently being implemented worldwide: the gastric balloon Elipse ™ from Allurion. Gastric balloons have been around in the past, but these had to be surgically inserted and removed by gastroscopy - a process that many patients reject in principle. In contrast, the new gastric balloon Elipse ™ is simply swallowed and excreted back through the intestine after just four months, eliminating the need for endoscopic treatments.
And this is how the balloon works: Elipse ™ fills the stomach, so that when eating very quickly a feeling of satiety is felt. As a result, less food is consumed at each meal, which in turn results in weight loss. It is usually possible to lose 15 kg or even more within four months. At the same time, the participants learn to get along with small amounts of meal without having to go hungry. The process is accompanied by a special dietary advice, which ensures that the eating behavior during the balloon time is "reprogrammed" - thus the weight can be kept long term even after the program. Studies confirm the success of this concept, over 70% of all participants do not increase after the balloon time. In 2018 alone, over 10,000 of these balloons were sold worldwide.
The gastric balloon is suitable for healthy people with a slight overweight who want to lose at least 15 kg. The balloon is rather unsuitable for those with a heavy overweight (BMI 34 and more), but this would have to be clarified in individual cases. Furthermore, the balloon is not suitable for people with gastrointestinal diseases.
All benefits at a glance:
- Weight reduction immediately after taking
- No surgery or gastroscopy for insertion or removal
- Four months of effect, after which the balloon empties and is excreted naturally
- The weight loss during the four months "balloon time" is 15 kg and more
- Accompanying nutritional advice leads to long-term weight loss
- The Allurion app allows constant control of your success
A gastric balloon is like a stomach reduction on time
A gastric balloon reduces the size of the stomach and can help you lose weight. The surgery for insertion takes about 30 minutes. The costs are usually not covered by the statutory health insurance.
If you are overweight and want to lose weight, you can not avoid a healthy diet and sufficient exercise. In everyday life, this can be difficult, often lacking in discipline and stamina. If the attempt to lose weight naturally fails again, the onset of a gastric balloon may be considered. This can help obese people lose weight in the long term and achieve a lasting change in dietary habits and lifestyles.
From what weight a gastric balloon makes sense for weight loss, can not be said flat rate. Here one is guided by the BMI, which is the basis of the weight classification of humans. While a BMI of 25 kg / m² is overweight, a gastric balloon is recommended for a BMI of 27-28 kg / qm, depending on the patient. Scientifically, this is a pre-obesity, ie a precursor of obesity, also called obesity.
The principle of the gastric balloon is very simple: it reduces the capacity of the stomach so that you feel full faster. This means that you take less food - but without experiencing typical food cravings. In principle, the gastric balloon is therefore a gastric reduction on time - only without surgery and the associated complications.
The gastric balloon is introduced as part of an approximately 30-minute ambulatory gastroscopy. A gastroscope inserted into the stomach through the mouth, throat, and esophagus introduces the empty balloon into the stomach. As part of this, the doctor uses the gastroscopy to check the stomach wall for possible inflammation and ulcers. If gastritis or gastric ulcer is present, treatment should be discontinued. If the gastric mucosa is healthy, the silicone gastric balloon can be used. Introduced into the stomach, the gastric balloon can now be filled with saline. 500-700 ml are filled into the balloon via a catheter. A blue coloring of the saline solution serves as protection. If the balloon has leaks or if it is torn, this is quickly visible through a green coloration of the urine. After filling the balloon, the procedure is completed.
In general, the use of the gastric balloon is in the twilight sleep, so the patient is not conscious. After the procedure there is a short observation phase of the patient. Since it is an outpatient treatment, the patient can leave the clinic again.
The balloon stays in the stomach for half a year or a year. After that he has to be removed. This is done again as part of a gastroscopic treatment. First, the balloon is emptied in the stomach, then it is removed using the gastroscope through the esophagus.