Gastric Botox is a popular non-surgical weight loss procedure because it is a good option for people who are afraid of anesthesia. It is recommended for people who have a problem with excess fat rather than obesity.
Individuals who are slightly overweight with a body mass index greater than 25 kg/m2, or individuals who are classified as obese but do not prefer surgical interventions can all benefit from botox injections into the stomach.
Gastric botox injections have an immediate effect and last for 4 to 6 months. At the end of this time period, one should assess whether the risk for diseases that were present before the patient reached his or her ideal weight has resolved. In patients who have no health problems and have lost enough weight, injections do not need to be repeated. Such patients, however, are advised to stick to their diet.
Patients who are pleased with the results of botulinum toxin injections into the stomach may have the procedure repeated 6 months later. The time between injections may be extended if the patient follows his or her diet properly, has performed well in the previous 6 months, and does not complain about his or her food consumption during that time. There are no risks associated with repeated gastric botox injections. The procedure can be repeated three times with a six-month interval between each time.