Gastric botox for weight loss
Stomach botox is a procedure that takes 15 minutes and is done under sedation, the patient is in a state of sleep and does not remember anything from the procedure itself. Allows weight loss between 7 and 15 kilograms in one procedure.
What is the Botox Botox?
Botox is a medical protein produced by bacteria called "Clostridium botulinum" administered to the body by controlled injection. This protein blocks the electrical flow in the nerves in the area where it is applied, reducing muscle contraction for 4-6 months.
Gastric botox has been used for 10-15 years as a method of treating obesity. The procedure is done using an endoscope and lasts just as much as standard endoscopy. It aims to reduce stomach contamination, which affects appetite and hunger. This procedure slows down digestion and retains the feeling of satiety for longer. When patients do not experience hunger and digestion takes longer, patients start to lose weight quickly.
Decomposition of carbohydrates takes 2-4 hours to be fully processed by the stomach. After the procedure, this duration is increased to 12 hours. Gastric botox is extremely effective to reduce appetite and extend the feeling of satiety.
The procedure ensures that 40% of overweight is lost over a period of 6-8 months.
The procedure does not pose a risk to the health of the patients because it is in the same methodology as gastroscopy. It takes up to 10 minutes. The action of botox begins after three days and lasts up to 6 months.
If the patient has not lost enough weight and wishes to repeat the procedure, it can be administered up to three consecutive times.