Gastric Botox is a relatively new non-surgical procedure, applied to cases of obesity to lose weight. It suitable for people who want to lose weight and cannot diet properly or exercise.
This technique depends on injecting Botox into certain areas of the stomach, through endoscopy through the mouth, which leads to a delay in emptying the stomach due to the reduction of stomach muscles contraction, so the patient feels a loss of appetite and satiety for the longest possible period, which leads to achieving his goal in losing the weight.
Gastric Botox is applied only to the smooth muscles of the stomach, and does not affect the nerve cells and bowel movement, so it does not increase the laziness of the intestine.
Botox has been used in medicine for years and there is no harm known if it is used in the correct dosage by a specialist. Since gastric Botox is a standard endoscopic procedure, there is little to no harm.
the patients who want to do Gastric Botox should be less than 40 (between 27-35), and it is not recommended for patients with a body mass index of more than 40 who can do bariatric surgery.
In some cases, patients have gastritis or ulcers, here in the first place the appropriate treatment for these diseases can be carried out and then gastric Botox can be applied.
Also, this procedure is not suitable for those who suffer from muscle diseases and are allergic to Botox.
The operation is carried out under general anesthesia, and it takes an average of 20 minutes, the patient is monitored for an hour or two after the procedure, there is no need to stay in the hospital.
The results are quick, appetite is reduced and controlled within about 3 days after the procedure, and weight loss begins to appear after two weeks.
Target weight loss is achieved as patients are expected to lose 10-15% of their total weight over a period of 3-6 months but the amount of weight lost may vary from person to person depending on age, metabolic rate and exercise frequency.
Attention should be paid to the foods to be eaten after gastric botox procedure. The patient should not eat foods containing carbohydrates and extra fats such as fast food.
The maximum benefit from the Botox procedure can be obtained by adapting to a diet as healthy as possible.
Stomach Botox does not cause permanent damage to it, as it is known that the full effect of the drug used in Stomach Botox is completely removed from the body within 4-6 months. So it is completely safe and there is no possibility of permanent damage.