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What is Gastric Botox?

Gastric botox is a non-surgical method that is performed by injecting "Botulinum Toxin" into certain parts of the stomach with the method of endoscopy in order to reduce the amount of food consumed by the person and to prolong the feeling of satiety.

Gastric botox applied to people who cannot reach the desired ideal weight despite regular diet and sports, who are overweight but not obese enough to require surgery, who want to lose weight below 35 with a body mass index, creates a feeling of satiety by limiting gastric contractions, thus creating a feeling of satiety. with 20 kg. It is a treatment that supports weight loss in the range.

Everything You Need To Know About Gastric Botox

 
Gastric botox is not a surgical application. It is performed by entering the stomach from the mouth with the endoscopy method. During the procedure, the person is put to sleep using sedation anesthesia. In gastric botox, which takes an average of 20 minutes; Botulinum Toxin, the main ingredient of Botox, is injected into certain points of the stomach to slow down the muscles in that area. After gastric botox application, the person can return to his daily life after 1-2 hours of observation in the hospital.
Gastric botox application varies depending on the details such as the hospital where the application will be made, the province where the hospital is located, and the district.

 Unlike the standard botox application, since the gastric botox is performed by the endoscopy method, another factor that increases the price of the botox application at this stage is endoscopy and therefore anesthesia.

 On average, gastric botox prices vary between 3,000 TL and 6,000 TL in Istanbul; gastric botox prices are 2.500 TL to 5.000 TL in Ankara; It is made in Izmir in the price range of 2.500 TL to 4.500 TL. Gastric botox prices in Antalya are between 2,000 TL and 4,000 TL. It is applied in the range.
Gastric botox is a method that can be applied to anyone over the age of 18 - under 65 who do not have any health problems and who are not allergic to botox active ingredients.

Gastric botox can be applied to people with stomach ailments (such as gastritis-ulcer) only after the correct treatment. Gastric botox is not applied to people who have intestinal ulcers, muscle diseases or pathological findings in the gastrointestinal region.

 For this reason, it should be investigated whether the person has a stomach disease before stomach botox.

Gastric botox is not the right treatment method for overweight people with obesity problems.

Gastric botox is the right treatment method for people whose body mass index is less than 35, who complain of overweight, who are incompatible with diet programs, who cannot spare time for daily physical activities, and who cannot get rid of their excess weight despite regular sports.

 People who are pregnant and breastfeeding should not be applied gastric botox.
Gastric botox application is a standard endoscopic procedure, it is performed under sedation.

 Although very rare, some people may experience sedation-related complaints.

 Complaints such as throat irritation and burning due to irritation may occur due to endoscopy application. These are complaints related to endoscopy, not gastric botox.

 There is no medical risk of gastric botox. Just like botox applications to other parts of the body, there are no serious complications in botox injection into the stomach.
 Rarely, after gastric botox, nausea, indigestion or pain may be felt in the treatment areas where the application is performed for the first few days. These are mild side effects and usually go away by the end of the first week.

 In case of excessive discomfort during the process, your doctor may recommend supportive treatments to eliminate the effects of these complaints.
Gastric botox begins to show its effect at the end of 72 hours following the application. The duration of the application is 4-6 months on average.

 At the end of 6 months, the botox substance disappears spontaneously in the body.

 Since a long-term feeling of satiety will be experienced after gastric botox, the amount of portions consumed by the person decreases and the weight loss process begins accordingly.

 After gastric botox application, the person is expected to lose an average of 10-15% weight over their current weight.

 The diet and exercises to be adopted at this stage, the person's metabolic rate will affect the success of the procedure positively / negatively.

 Although the target weight loss varies from person to person, people can experience weight loss in the range of 9 to 20 kg with a healthy nutritional profile and regular exercise. Gastric botox does not show the expected positive effect in people who eat carbohydrates, consume acidic beverages or eat fast food.


A daily liquid diet is recommended to avoid pain, cramps and nausea after gastric botox.

 In order for the application to give effective results, the person's nutrition program should be rearranged and a healthy diet should be adopted.

 After gastric botox, consuming foods that provide satiety in the stomach for a long time and including protein-rich foods in the nutrition program will help to achieve the targeted weight loss.
 After gastric botox, care should be taken not to consume processed sugar-containing foods, fatty and sugary sweets, acidic drinks and alcohol during the weight loss process.

 Drinking plenty of water helps both to increase the feeling of satiety and to take the fluid that the body needs. It is important to increase the amount of water consumed after gastric botox.

 A regular exercise program after gastric botox will help to lose weight and tighten. Adding a sports program that you will love for 3-4 days a week, not less than 45 minutes, will increase your own quality of life. Regular exercise reduces the fat ratio and increases the muscle ratio.

Written on 31/07/2019

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Last Update: 22/04/2021

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