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What You Should Know About the Gastric Botox

What You Should Know About the Gastric Botox

Gastric botox delays the feeling of hunger by prolonging the emptying time of the stomach. In this way, weight loss occurs. This type of Botox used in bariatric surgery limits the extent of contraction of the stomach muscles, thus achieving the desired result.


What is Gastric Botox?


It is a weight loss surgery in which Botox, or botulinum toxin, is injected into the stomach. The toxin is inserted into specific areas of the stomach using the endoscopic method. The goal is for the patient to lose a certain amount of weight. Aside from being a bariatric surgery, Gastric Botox is not a treatment for obesity.


Who is Suitable for Stomach Botox?


Anyone who is overweight and wants to lose that weight is a potential patient candidate. Patients who need to be evaluated as part of obesity treatment and patients with a body mass index of 40+ may not be suitable for this procedure.

Those with a BMI below 40 -preferably between 27 and 35 - may consider stomach botox. It is a good option for those who do not lose weight despite regular exercise, who cannot get their body in shape through exercise, and who do not reach their desired weight. Those who want to lose 20 kilos and more can choose this procedure and achieve successful results.


What Should You Know About Gastric Botox?


As mentioned above, patients with obesity are not suitable for this procedure.


  • The technique of Botox application in the stomach should be performed by a specialist in a clinical setting.
  • People with stomach diseases such as gastritis and ulcers are not suitable for the treatment, but they can receive Gastric Botox after these problems are treated.
  • There are no known harms to the body. No problematic side effects or complications are observed.
  • Since muscle contraction is limited, people with muscle disorders should not receive Gastric Botox.
  • Before the procedure, it is checked whether the patient is allergic to Botox toxin, and if everything is suitable, the procedure is performed.
  • Stomach botox does not help with major weight loss. It is considered a good method for people who cannot lose weight with diet and exercise alone.
  • It is done with the endoscopic method, in which the stomach area is accessed through the mouth and Botox is applied in this way.
  • Since there is no incision, there is no wound healing time and processes such as scar dressing and incision care.
  • The treatment time is 20-25 minutes on average. After gastric botox treatment, the patient is discharged from the hospital the same day. Resting time in the hospital is not more than a few hours.


The effect of the procedure varies depending on the age, metabolism, lifestyle and general health of the person.


Diet After Gastric Botox


After gastric botox treatment, it is important to pay attention to diet. It is necessary not to eat excessively fatty foods, to stay away from fast foods and derivatives, and to be careful not to eat foods high in carbohydrates. It also makes a difference if the patient does not drink acidic beverages and refrains from excessive alcohol and cigarette consumption. Since the feeling of fullness comes more quickly when you eat less, patients are advised to control their psychological hunger when it appears. If your psyche is challenging you, you can also seek professional support.


Effect Time of Stomach Botox


About 3-4 days after the injection of botulinum toxin into the stomach, the expected effect of the procedure begins, namely the decrease in appetite. The maximum weight loss is about 20 kilograms. The goal is to lose about ten to fifteen percent of the total body weight. The estimated period for weight loss is 5 months on average. This period may last 6 months or even 3 months. However, it should be added that the treatment may not work for people who do not follow a regular diet plan and eat a lot of carbohydrates. There is no permanent damage to the stomach. The effect of the injected drug is completely removed from the body within an average of five months.

Since the digestive and excretory systems are interconnected, some may wonder if gastric Botox affects the excretory system. The use of Botox, which is related to the contraction of the stomach muscles, does not affect the intestines, so a problem such as intestinal sluggishness cannot occur.

Rewell promises you a highly comfortable, effective, and safe weight loss journey. We offer a combination of successful and experienced plastic surgeons, a well-equipped clinical infrastructure, and a hygienic environment. You can contact us wasting no time to get information about bariatric surgery and to schedule consultation and treatment processes.