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.
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.
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.
As mentioned above, patients with obesity are not suitable for this procedure.
The effect of the procedure varies depending on the age, metabolism, lifestyle and general health of the person.
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.
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.
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