What is Stomach Botox
Stomach Botox, also known as gastric Botox, involves the injection of Botulinum toxin (Botox) into specific muscles of the stomach. This procedure temporarily neutralizes the nerves and muscles responsible for regulating the appetite and hunger mechanism in the stomach. As a result, the appetite decreases, and the stomach contracts less frequently, leading to a longer duration of satiety. With reduced food intake, patients feel fuller for a longer period.
At our clinic, Stomach Botox is offered as a non-surgical alternative for weight loss.
What is the procedure of stomach botox ?
Stomach Botox is a non-surgical procedure performed endoscopically. The patient receives sedation to minimize discomfort, and an endoscopic tube (gastroscope) is inserted into the stomach. This allows the surgeon to visualize the targeted areas for Botox injection.
Using the gastroscope, the surgeon injects Botulinum toxin (Botox) into specific parts of the stomach, which takes approximately 20 minutes. After the procedure, the patient rests for 1-2 hours for observation before being allowed to go home. It may require 2 or 3 Botox injections to achieve the desired result.
What is the Process After Stomach Botox?
Stomach Botox is a non-surgical procedure and is generally considered safe with minimal side effects. Patients can resume their daily activities immediately after the procedure. However, it is recommended to avoid heavy meals during the initial days to allow the stomach to adjust to the changes.
Here are some important points to keep in mind:
- The appetite reduction typically begins around 3 days after the operation and can last for 4-6 months.
- Patients should pay attention to their diet and follow the dietary guidelines provided by the surgeon.
- It is advisable to avoid excessive consumption of fatty and fast food after the procedure.
- The effects of Botox used for stomach Botox usually last for about six months. After this period, the stomach returns to its normal function. To maintain the results, it is essential to continue a healthy lifestyle.
Who can have stomach botox ?
Gastric Botox is a non-surgical procedure aimed at assisting with weight loss, but its effectiveness may vary depending on individual cases. It may not be suitable for all overweight or obese individuals due to its limited impact. People who can potentially benefit from stomach injections are individuals who meet the following criteria:
- Body Mass Index (BMI) between 27.5 and 40.
- Absence of stomach problems, such as stomach ulcers.
- Willingness to commit to a special diet program for at least 4 months.
- Desire to lose 10 to 20 kg of their weight.
- It is important for individuals considering gastric Botox to consult with a qualified healthcare professional to determine if they are suitable candidates for the procedure and to discuss potential risks and benefits.
Does stomach botox have side effects ?
Botox has a long history of being used to treat various medical conditions such as ocular problems, neurological diseases, and excessive sweating, as well as for cosmetic purposes like reducing wrinkles. Its extensive use in these applications demonstrates its safety when used in the body.
However, after undergoing stomach Botox, some patients may experience mild discomfort in the first few days as their stomach adjusts to the effects of the treatment. This discomfort is generally temporary and tends to subside as the body becomes accustomed to the changes caused by the Botox. Overall, Botox is considered a safe material for medical and cosmetic use, but individual responses to the treatment may vary.
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