After approximately 16 weeks inside the stomach, a time-activated release valve on the balloon will open, allowing it to empty and pass naturally through the gastrointestinal tract without the need for a removal procedure*.

What happens then?
By the time the balloon passes, the patient’s body will be accustomed to feeling healthy and energized with smaller portions.

*In rare cases, the Allurion Balloon may require endoscopic or surgical intervention for removal.