Gastric Botox (Stomach Botox) or more correctly named gastroscopic application of botilinum toxin type A is a procedure where we apply botox to the muscular wall of the stomach with help of an non surgical endoscopic procedure called gastroscopy.
When applied to gastric wall botilinum toxin, just like when applied to face, it decreases the stomach muscle movements which leads to prolenged satisfaction with food and less need of eating. When stomach contents stay in for longer time we feel less need for having meal or junk food meal.
Also gastric botox (stomach botox), when administrated to the special site of the stomach called “Fundus” ,which is the doom of apetite, many of the patients feel less hunger due to the decrease in the level appetite hormone called “Ghrelin” .
Gastric, is an outpatient endoscopic procedure mostly preferred by patients who are interested in losing moderate amount of weight, as quickly and safely as possible. It takes up the space in between laparoscopic surgeries and diet and exercise. It is the simplest way of losing weight and performed by injection to stomach muscles in which the feeling of prolonged fullness is achieved and your eating habits having changed, enabling food to empty from the stomach more easily. It takes approximately 15-30 minutes. The result will be sustained for approximately up to 6 months and as long as you keep on adherence to a dietary programme, the results are expected to be a bit more prolonged and promising.
In each individual session, we suggest our patients to identify the causes of unhealthy behavor in their eating habits and identify them and set goals to achieve. Whatever treatment is tailored to your individual case, adopting a new life style with a renewed mind set is the key for weight loss.
In some cases patients choose to combine injections with a series of plastic surgeries. As known, plastic surgeries such as liposuction or tummy tuck is not a way to lose weight but a way to correct and fix weight loss or gain associated deformities, like sagging skin, excess body fat trapped in body etc. Therefor gastric injections are to be combined with plastic surgeries on the purpose of prolonged and durable outcome after any aesthetic operation. Since it takes only 20-25 min, it is practical and worthy.
To get more information on available treatments at Mono Obesity Surgery and your best tailored weight loss plan please contact your medical consultant.
Stomach Botox Injection is not appropriate to treat all obesity status. People who suffer from a significant increase in weight are not qualified for this procedure.
Still, It is suitable for those who suffer from some excess weight, or people who suffer from poor appetite control, although they repeatedly tried to follow a healthy lifestyle without any response.
With Mono, you can be sure that our consultant doctors will give you the right diagnosis and determine the best weight loss surgery according to your needs.
Before starting the procedure, your specialist may use an oral spray to reduce the discomfort feelings.
Then he or she will insert a laparoscope from your mouth down into the stomach. At the end of this laparoscopy, there will be a needle filled with Botox.
Once the laparoscopy is into the stomach, the doctor will start to inject the Botox into specific points of the stomach wall, which causes to relax the stomach muscles temporarily.
Furthermore, the specialist will also inject Botox to block the central nerve of the stomach, which controls feelings of hunger and satiety so that you will feel full more quickly and for longer than usual after the procedure.
As we mentioned before, you will start to notice some of the results immediately.
However, the effect is not lasting; it lasts only for six months . So, in case you don’t lose the overweight, you will need to repeat the procedure when the injection effect is ended.
You must keep in mind that this technique helps you to lose weight, but if you do not commit to a healthy diet, and exercise continuously, it will not work well, as if you did not undergo any procedure.
The Botox will be injected in measured proportions according to your needs, not.