What is Gastric Botox Injection?
Gastric botox is the endoscopic injection of Botulinum toxin (Botox) into the stomach to help a patient lose weight without any scarring. Botox in this area slows down the contraction of the stomach muscles, which slows down the digestion process and the patient does not experience hunger as fast as they normally do. Botox is safe but it is important that it is injected in the correct doses by a specialist.
You are an ideal candidate for gastric botox if you:
Cannot lose weight with diet and exercise
Want to lose weight but cannot go under the knife
Want to control your appetite
Want to lose weight gradually (10-15 kg in 3-6 months)
Are healthy and at your ideal weight
You have done your research on the procedure
No hospitalization is required after a stomach botox injection. Loss of appetite can be noticed after about 48 hours and weight loss starts after about 2 weeks. Gastric botox does not change or affect your bowel movements
As the Voila health care team, we will ensure that you have gone through all the necessary health checkups before your surgery, and always be there for you during recovery to ensure you feel your best the whole time.
Aftercare is as important as the surgery itself when it comes to boosting the effects of the procedure.
Quitting smoking and drinking during the healing process are recommended, as smoking and alcohol intake might slow down the healing and potentially affect the surgery results.
If necessary, your doctor may prescribe you painkillers.
Patience is key. A better you is on the way!