Stomach botox is an endoscopic gastric botulinum injection procedure to help patients lose weight. The aim of the botox injection application to the essential points of the stomach is to delay gastric emptying, making the person feel full more quickly and for longer than usual and reduce appetite to lose weight easily. The botox application to the stomach is performed endoscopically within 15-20 minutes under general anaesthesia as an outpatient. For patients with a body mass index lower than 35 pounds, but not overweighted or obese enough to have surgery , this procedure is the ideal method to lose weight.

Who can get stomach 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.

Can stomach botox injections help people lose weight?

Patients are expected to lose 10-15% of their total weight over a period of 3 to 6 months. Depending on the age, metabolism and type of exercising the weight loss varies from person to person, but it would be wrong to consider the stomoch botox as a miraculous treatment to definitely lose weight. Being efficient in dietary programmes, gastric botox injection reduces appetite but can be ineffective with patients consummimg considerable amount of food rich in carbohydrates.