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Allurion Balloon

The Allurion Balloon is designed for powerful appetite control; reducing hunger as you change your lifestyle and lose weight.

Our patients have reported significant improvements in quality of life, including increased energy and mobility, as well as improved self-esteem and confidence.


At COSMEDIC, we are proud to offer the Allurion Program, a revolutionary approach to weight loss that is now available in South Africa. Our approach is centred around the Allurion Balloon, a state-of-the-art gastric balloon that is designed for simplicity and effectiveness. Complemented by a fully supported program, we provide powerful appetite control solutions that facilitate lifestyle changes and sustainable weight loss. Under the guidance of Dr Lerissa Chetty, COSMEDIC is committed to delivering a holistic weight management solution that encompasses not just the physical aspects of weight loss but also improvements in energy, mobility, self-esteem, and confidence.

Best Suited to...

The Allurion Program is perfectly suited for individuals who are:

  • Over the age of 18 with a BMI over 27.

  • Looking for a non-surgical option to lose weight, avoiding the risk of anaesthesia.

  • Ready to make significant lifestyle changes alongside medical intervention.

  • Not pregnant, excessively drinking alcohol, or have had previous bariatric surgery.

  • Other contra-indications will be discussed during your consultation.



Lose weight without the need for surgery, endoscopy, or anesthesia


Benefit from multidisciplinary support throughout your weight-loss journey


Up to 95% of the weight loss achieved with the Allurion Balloon can be sustained at 12 months


Significant enhancements in energy, mobility, and self-confidence

Treatment Process


 Is This Right For You?

Always consult with an aesthetic physician like Dr. Lerissa Chetty at COSMEDIC to discuss your individual requirements and to determine if the Allurion Balloon is the most suitable treatment for your aesthetic goals.


Seeking a Non-Surgical Option

Ideal for those looking for an effective weight loss solution without undergoing surgery.


Looking for Supported Journey

Perfect for anyone valuing comprehensive support from medical professionals and lifestyle coaches.


Committed to Change

Suited for individuals ready to embrace and commit to a healthier lifestyle.


Desiring Sustainable Results

Best for those aiming for long-term weight maintenance beyond initial loss.


1 / Will I regain the weight after the balloon passes?

Up to 95% of weight loss may be sustained for 12 months post-balloon, with proper lifestyle adjustments.

2 / How is the balloon placed and removed?

The Allurion Balloon is placed during a quick, 15-minute outpatient visit without the need for endoscopy or anesthesia and passes naturally after approximately 16 weeks.

3 / How much weight can I expect to lose?

Patients typically lose 10-15% of their total body weight during the 16-week program.

4 / Is the Allurion Program more effective than dieting alone?

Yes, the Allurion Program leads to nearly 2.5 times more weight loss than lifestyle changes alone, as demonstrated in independent studies.

5 / What support will I receive during the program?

You'll receive multidisciplinary support including medical, nutritional, and lifestyle coaching throughout your journey.

6 / What if I want to lose more weight after the program?

If desired, a second balloon can be placed after completing the first program to continue your weight loss journey.

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