What is Gastric Botox?
Gastric Botox application last two years, especially a method used frequently in Turkey. Botox application to the stomach is a new weight loss method based on injecting Botulinum
toxin to certain parts of the stomach with the endoscopic method and the procedure takes approximately 10-15 minutes. In this method, the contraction of the stomach muscles is limited, the duration of gastric emptying is delayed and the patient's appetite is lost. Gastric Botox is also an effective method in preventing other health problems seen in overweight people.
Who is Stomach Botox suitable for?
Stomach botox is not an operation and can be applied to anyone who wants to lose weight. However, patient selection is important. Gastric botox should not be preferred in patients with a body mass index over 40 and who can be successful with surgery. In this case, patients who are overweight but do not have enough weight to require surgery and want to lose weight constitute the ideal patient group for this method. In patients with stomach ulcers or gasritis, stomach botox can be applied after appropriate treatment of these diseases.
Are there any side effects of Gastric Botox?
Although no dangerous side effects of Botox are known, it is mainly used to reduce wrinkles on the skin. Since stomach botox application is a standard endoscopic procedure, it does not have any significant side effects reported in the literature, but it is not suitable for people with muscle disease and allergies to botox.
Does Gastric Botox cause permanent damage to the stomach?
It is known that the full effect of the drug used in stomach botox disappears from the body within 4-6 months. Therefore, it is not likely to cause permanent damage.
What is the expectation from Gastric Botox application?
Patients are expected to lose 10-15% of their total weight within 3-6 months. The amount of weight lost; It may differ from person to person according to age, metabolic rate and frequency of exercise.
How long is the stomach botox procedure, is it necessary to stay in the hospital?
Stomach botox is not an operation, but an endoscopic procedure performed through the mouth. There is no incision. The process takes an average of 20 minutes. Patients are put to sleep in the company of an anesthesiologist during the procedure. It is not necessary to stay in the hospital. It is sufficient to keep the patient under control for an average of 1-2 hours after the procedure.
What is Gastric Botox?