Gastric Botox

Applying Botulinum toxin (botox) to the stomach is a relatively new method of weight loss based on endoscopically injecting Botulinum toxin into certain areas of the stomach. In this method, gastric emptying time is delayed by limiting stomach muscle contraction, and the patient experiences loss of appetite; Thus, weight loss is achieved.

Who is suitable for stomach botox?

Stomach botox can actually be applied to anyone who wants to lose weight. This procedure is not an obesity surgery. However, there are certain criterias for patients who can be applied.

  • It is a suitable method for those who cannot lose weight properly with diet and sports.
  • Gastric botox is not recommended in patients with a body mass index above 40 and who can achieve success with obesity surgery.
  • Body mass index of the patients to whom stomach botox will be applied should be below 40. In other words, it is applied in individuals who cannot lose weight with diet and exercise, whose body mass index is between 27-35, and who has an excess of 10-20 kilos. At this point, patients who are overweight but not obese enough to be operated and want to lose weight make up the ideal patient group.

In patients with ulcers or gastritis in their stomach, first of all, appropriate treatment of these diseases can be performed and then stomach botox can be applied.

Are there any side effects of stomach botox?

Botox has been used in medicine for years and There is no harm known if it is applied in the right dosage by a specialist. Since stomach Botox application is a standard endoscopic procedure, there is no important stomach Botox damage reported in the literature.

The procedure is not suitable for those who have a muscle disease and are allergic to Botox.

Does stomach botox enable weight loss?

No method, including stomach Botox, is guaranteed to enable weight lost. It is not right to name stomach Botox as a miraculous treatment. Although stomach Botox is known to reduce appetite and help diet, there is also the possibility of failure in patients who are fed with high carbohydrates after the Botox procedure.

Gastric Botox

How should nutrition be after stomach botox?

First of all, a miracle should not be expected from any treatment. Nutrition should be paid attention to after the Botox procedure. After stomach Botox, feeding should not be done by excess fat and carbohydrate contented food such as fast food style. Maximum benefit can be obtained from Botox procedure by being adapted to a healthy diet program as much as possible.

When does the effect of stomach botox begin?

The feeling of hunger decreases within 2-3 days after applying stomach botox. Loss of weight begins to appear after 2 weeks. The targeted 10-20 kgs are lost.

Stomach Botox is applied only to the smooth muscles of the stomach, it has no effect on nerve cells and the movement of the intestines. Therefore, it does not increase the bowel laziness. In the diet that will be prepared specially for you after stomach Botox (state this to your dietician), an improvement in bowel laziness can be seen by adding the foods for the operation of the intestines to the diet.

Who can get Gastric Botox ?

Stomach botox procedure is not a surgery and can indeed be applied to anyone who wants to lose weight but however it is also important to select the right patient as it should be noticed that gastric botox will not be very successfull in patients with a body mass index over 35, for whom surgery would be much more convenient and successfull. Therefore, patients overweighted, but not obese enough to undergo surgery are the ideal patient group for stomac botox treatment. Patients suffering from gastric ulcers or gastritis can have stomach botox injection after an appropriate treatment of these diseases.