Stomach Botox is the start of a new era in weight loss to fight against obesity with non-surgical method. This treatment procedure is approved by Norwegian scientists in 2004 and it is now applied in Turkey as well as Europe and US. Botox that is commonly used to eliminate aging effects on skin is also used for certain neurologic health problems. Now, there is a new application field of Botox: weight loss..
After examinations, if there are no conditions that will prevent the treatment, stomach Botox will decrease appetite, amount of consumed food, increase sense of fullness and makes weight loss easier. This treatment is applied with endoscopic methods and it takes 20-30 minutes. After spending 2 hours under observation, patients can go back home. Patients can go back to their normal lives next day. Healing period of this treatment is extremely short. When this treatment that shows affects in 3-7 days is supported with personalised diet program, patients will start to lose weight in 1 month and this process will continue 6 months.
Stomach Botox can be applied up to 3 sessions
Stomach Botox is effective up to 6 months and depending on weight of the patient, this treatment can show desired effect in one session. Under certain circumstances, if the patient desires to lose weight further, second application can be completed 6 months later. Treatment can be applied up to 3 sessions according to literature findings. For multiple sessions, each session can be applied in every 6 months.
Most important factor that effects the success of the operation is how much Botox is applied to stomach and experience of the surgeon. Botox must be applied to a large section of the stomach to show desired effects. Therefore, Botox used for stomach Botox is 100 times more than skin rejuvenation application. Amount of Botox used in cheaper operations has limited effects.
* In Estetikland, stomach Botox operations are completed by Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ali Durmuş. Durmuş is a General Surgeon. He completed his mandatory service in Okmeydanı Education and Research Hospital and he has worked in Nişantaşı University in 2015. Later, he has his Assoc. Prof. degree from American International University.
Effects of stomach Botox
Botox is applied to stomach muscles and it is effective on smooth muscles of stomach. Muscles with Botox have decreased contraction capacity. For example, since contraction of stomach muscles that process food in 2-3 hours and discards this processed food in 4-4.5 hours slow down, this process can take up to 10-12 hours. With the help of injection to stomach part where hunger hormone ghrelin is segregated, level of this hormone is significantly decreased. This way, appetite of the patient can be decreased significantly and sense of fullness can be maintained for a long time.
Patients who are afraid of surgical interventions and experience problems with diet program can achieve a new diet habit and lifestyle when stomach Botox is combined with diet program. It is possible to weight 4-20 kilo in 6 months when stomach Botox is combined with regular exercise and diet program.