What is Intragastric Botox Injection? Who are Suitable Candidates for This Procedure?

Intragastric Botox Injection intended to slow down stomach movements is the most remarkable one among the new generation weight loss treatments. Intragastric Botox Injection is performed by endoscopic methods. The method that limits the contraction of the stomach muscles and consequently causes loss of appetite by delaying the emptying time of the stomach is suitable for healthy people who want to have their ideal weight.

It should be noted that Intragastric Botox injection is a non-surgical procedure.

Patients with stomach ulcers or gastritis can have Botox application after being treated with the treatment method suitable for them.

For Whom Is Intragastric Botox Injection Recommended?

Intragastric Botox injection is recommended for people over 16 years of age who complain of excess weight. The patient’s body mass index (BMI) should be below 40. Intragastric Botox injection is recommended for patients whose condition is not eligible for surgical treatment, those who avoid surgical treatment, and those who cannot be operated on due to health problems. Intragastric Botox injection can be safely applied to anyone between the ages of 16 and 65 years, who meets the relevant criteria.

Why is Intragastric Botox Injection Needed?

Sedentary life, as well as irregular diet and stress adversely affect the body. With the effect of genetic predisposition, many people encounter excess weight problems throughout their lives. Intragastric Botox injection, one of the simple and safe aesthetic procedures, is the biggest supporter of healthy weight loss. The procedure that enables achieving the desired weight losses effectively in the fight against obesity is widely preferred in Turkey and in the rest of the world. The feeling of satiety experienced thanks to the procedure allows the stomach to shrink, and then the targeted weight loss occurs.

What Are The Side Effects Of The Procedure?

Botox injection widely applied to different parts of the body, has no known side effects. Intragastric Botox injection, which is performed with a simple endoscopic procedure, can be safely administered to people who are not allergic to anything and do not have muscle disease.

Why Is Intragastric Botox injection Preferred?

Intragastric Botox injection is not defined as a surgical procedure because it involves no incision on the skin during the application. The procedure is performed under sedation, with no need for general anesthesia. The application takes 15 to 20 minutes on average, depending on specific needs. After the procedure, the patient can resume his/her daily life. Its biggest advantage is that it causes no pain after application and does not require hospitalization.

When Do the Effects of Stomach Botox Appear?

Decreased appetite and weight control start manifesting themselves in about 3 days. At the end of 2 weeks after the disappearance of the feeling of hunger, the targeted weight loss reaches measurable values at the end of 2 weeks. At least 15% of the total weight is expected to be lost within 20-24 weeks after the procedure. The age, metabolic rate and exercise intensity of the patient have a direct effect on the amount of weight to be lost. Intragastric Botox injection targets the gastric smooth muscles. The procedure has no effect on the nerve endings or bowel movements in the area.

What Are The Points To Take Into Consideration After Intragastric Botox Injection?

Daily routines can be continued after the application. In order to obtain the desired efficiency from the intragastric Botox injection, it is necessary for the person be diligent and disciplined. After the intragastric Botox injection, dietary habits should be updated as recommended. Consumption of fast foods, excessively fatty foods and foods with carbohydrates should be reduced gradually. A healthy and balanced diet makes a significant contribution to the success of the Botox injection. Meals should not be skipped, and healthy liquids should be preferred instead of acidic beverages. Light exercises that will accompany the recommended dietary plan help lose the intended weight at the end of the 4th to 6th month after the Botox injection.

What Is the Difference Intragastric Botox Injection and Intragastric Balloon Placement?

Intragastric balloon placement is another endoscopic application like Intragastric Botox injection. In intragastric balloon placement, it is necessary to regularly adjust the volume of the balloon in accordance with the needs of the person. This means another endoscopic procedure every time. Some patients may experience nausea due to the balloon placed in the stomach. The most important advantage of intragastric balloon placement is that its effect disappears slowly. In this process, no sudden increase in appetite is observed. It should be known that the appetite-reducing effect of Botox injection helps lose weight, but it is not a method that guarantees weight loss.

It should be taken into account that there is a possibility of failure of the procedure in patients who continue to have an unhealthy diet and a sedentary lifestyle after Botox injection. Nutritional Recommendations After Intragastric Botox injection should be prepared by a dietitian after the procedure. It should be waited for 2 hours for the first eating after Botox injection. The types of food recommended by the nutritionist should be consumed in the quantities and frequency recommended by him/her. Although the positive or negative effects of smoking on the procedure are unknown, it is recommended that patients stay away from smoking for a healthy life. After intragastric Botox injection, liquid foods are recommended for the first 3 days, and diet meals containing protein and vegetables are recommended to be consumed in 2 meals a day from the 4th day.

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