What is gastric botox?
Botulinum toxin (botox) is a relatively new weight loss method based on injecting Botulinum toxin into certain parts of the stomach with an endoscopic method. In this method, the contraction of the stomach muscles is limited, the gastric release time is delayed and the patient experiences a loss of appetite.
Who is Stomach Botox suitable for?
Stomach botox can actually be applied to anyone who wants to lose weight. This operation is not a surgery. But the patient of choice is important. It is necessary to say that gastric botox will not be very useful in patients with a body mass index above 40 and who can achieve success with surgery. At this point, patients who have excess weight but are not obese enough to be operated on and want to lose weight make the ideal patient group. In patients with ulcers or gastritis of the stomach, first the appropriate treatment of these diseases can be applied, then a stomach botox can be performed.
Are there side effects of gastric botox?
Botox is used very extensively, mainly to reduce wrinkles on the skin and no dangerous side effects are known. Since stomach botox is a standard endoscopic procedure, there are no significant side effects reported in the literature. It is not appropriate to perform the procedure on people with muscle diseases and people who are allergic to botox.
Is there a guarantee that stomach botox will help lose weight?
No method, including stomach botox, is guaranteed a weight loss. It is not right to treat stomach botox as a miraculous cure. Although it is known that stomach botox has an appetite-reducing effect and helps the diet, it is also likely to fail in patients who eat high-carbohydrate foods after botox.