What is a Gastric Botox?
Botulinum toxin (Botox) application to the stomach is a relatively new weight loss method based on the endoscopic method of injecting botulinum toxin in certain parts of the stomach. In this method, the contraction of gastric muscles is limited and gastric emptying time is delayed and loss of appetite is achieved.
Who is the Gastric Botox suitable for?
Gastric Botox can actually be applied to anyone who wants to lose weight. This procedure is not an operation. However, patient selection is important. It should be said that gastric botox will not be very beneficial in patients with a body mass index above 40 and who can be successful with surgery. At this point, patients who are overweight but not obese enough to be operated and who want to lose weight are the ideal patient group. After proper treatment of these diseases, gastric botox can be applied to patients with ulcers or gastritis of the stomach.
Are there any side effects of Gastric Botox?
Botox is widely used to reduce wrinkles mainly on the skin. Since gastric botox is a standard endoscopic procedure, there are no significant side effects reported in the literature. The procedure is not suitable for people with muscle disease and people with allergies to botox.
Is Gastric Botox guaranteed to lose weight?
No method, including gastric botox, is guaranteed to lose weight. It is not right to treat gastric botox as a miraculous treatment. Although it is known that gastric botox has an appetite-reducing effect and aids in diet, there is a possibility that it will fail in high carbohydrate-fed patients after botox administration.
How long is the duration of hospitalization necessary for Gastric Botox procedure?
Gastric botox is not a surgery. It is an endoscopic procedure. There is no incision. The procedure takes an average of 20 minutes. Patients are anesthetized with anesthesia physician during the procedure. Hospitalization is not necessary.
What is the expectation of Gastric Botox application?
Patients are expected to lose 10-15% of their total weight over a period of 3-6 months. Amount of weight given; age, metabolic rate, and frequency of exercise.
What should be considered after Gastric Botox?
Fast-consuming foods, such as fast-food, are harmful to consuming acidic beverages. Botox patients get hungry later, saturated with less portions, feeling earlier satiety.