What is Gastric Botox?
A painless alternative with a 20-minute operation!
Goal: Limiting the function of stomach muscles and losing weight with loss of appetite.
Among the weight loss methods, one of the non-surgical methods such as the "gastric balloon" is "gastric botox". It does not require surgery. It is a special method for people whose Body Mass Index is not excessively high, but it is not an alternative to Gastric Sleeve or Gastritis Bypass Surgery. Obesity patients with a body mass index above 40 do not benefit.
Gastric Botox is made by injecting botulinum toxin obtained from Clostridium Botulinum bacteria into certain parts of the stomach by endoscopic methods.
Thus, it is aimed to lose weight by restricting the contraction of the stomach muscles.
'Gastric Botox', which limits the function of the stomach muscles, causes food to stay in the stomach longer and loss of appetite.
It is a very fast and painless operation. It is applied in as little as 20 minutes; it does not cause pain, nausea or any other side effects. Return to daily life after the application is extremely fast. However, it is not easy to maintain your ideal weight in the absence of a balanced diet and exercise. After this application, it is necessary to change our lifestyle according to the advice of a doctor or dietitian who is an expert in the field.
This method is a procedure applied to people whose Body Mass Index is not excessively high, to lose 10-15% of their total weight. It is not an alternative to gastric sleeve or gastritis bypass surgery.
The person who undergoes Gastric Botox can return to their daily life on the same day, and botox can be applied more than once.
Who Can Have Gastric Botox?
Gastric botox is a suitable method for almost everyone who wants to lose weight. However, it should not be applied to individuals with muscle disease, chronic ulcer, gastritis problem and botox allergy.
For people who want to have stomach botox, the following features can be listed:
People who cannot lose weight with diet, exercise or other methods can have it done.
It can be easily applied to people who do not need surgery despite their excess weight.
Can it be applied to pregnant women?
Since there are not enough studies to be applied to women who are in the pregnancy period, it is not preferred to be applied to these patients.
Are There Any Side Effects?
We know more about Botox for aesthetic purposes for our skin. No dangerous side effects of this technique, which is widely used, are known. Since gastric botox application is a standard endoscopic procedure, there are no significant side effects reported in the literature.
How it is applied to the stomach?
It is an endoscopic method under mild sedation. Botulinum Toxin A, which is used in botox treatment, is injected into different parts of the stomach. The procedure takes about 15-20 minutes on average. Since stomach botox is a non-surgical method, the individual is discharged on the same day. In this way, the individual can easily continue their social life after the procedure.
What Effect Does Stomach Botox Have on the Body?
Patients are expected to lose 10-15% of their total weight within 3-6 months. The amount of weight lost may differ from person to person, depending on age, metabolic rate and frequency of exercise.
The aim is to slow the contraction of the stomach muscles, to allow the stomach to empty later, and to suppress the appetite by affecting the hunger-fullness mechanism in the stomach. Its effectiveness continues for about 6 months. If the individual evaluates this process well, it is possible to obtain very good results.
No method, including gastric botox, can be 100% successful in losing weight. Although it is known that stomach botox has an appetite-reducing effect and helps diet, there is a possibility of failure in patients consuming high carbohydrate after botox application. After the procedure, a regular and healthy diet with a dietitian is essential.
What are the Advantages of Gastric Botox?
Gastric botox is a method that helps to lose weight in a very short time and has very few side effects. These benefits can be listed as follows:
The patient can return to their daily life in a very short time after the application.
Since it is not a surgical operation, its side effects and healing process are much less.
The drugs used do not cause permanent damage as they leave the body in a short time.
Except for people with obesity, anyone who meets certain criteria can benefit from this method.
It is a surgery that is relatively less dangerous than other weight loss methods and has a high success rate.
It is also a helpful method for solving health problems caused by excess weight.
It does not require dressing as there is no incision and suture.
Nutrition After Gastric Botox
Gastric botox is an application that facilitates dieting. During this time, it is extremely important to plan your new lifestyle with your dietitian. It will be much easier for you to reach your goals with a well-balanced diet and exercise in accordance with your nutritional habits and with a well-balanced carbohydrate, fat and protein content.