With everyday burst of weight loss solutions, the new in the list is a tongue patch. According to cosmetic surgeon Dr. Nicolas Chugay” a small prolene mesh is placed on the tongue and then sutures with several stitches. Once the tongue patch is in place the patient will not like to eat solid food.”
The patch has been promoted as an alternative to drastic weight loss measures like gastric bypass surgery or the lap band has been priced at 2000 dollars.
The patch is no bigger than a postage stamp. The doctor applies a small prolene mesh to the tongue and then sutures it with several stitches. Once the tongue patch is in place the patient won’t *want* to eat solid food, because it’s uncomfortable. The little whiskers from the sutures of the little patch. It has a little bit of a rough surface. To cope with the pain the doctor prescribe a liquid diet.
The surgery is done under local anesthesia and takes anywhere from five to 10 minutes to perform. The patch can be removed any time by snipping the sutures. Many patients lose as much as 50 pounds but most of them will lose 20 to 25, 30 pounds and be happy with that weight loss.
The patch costs $2000 in U.S. In Venezuela you can reportedly get it for $125.
The patch must be taken off after a month so that it does not get incorporated into the tongue.
Other side effects include sleep and speech difficulties.
Blythe O`Hara, who researches behavioural change at the University of Sydney, is not a fan of the ” miracle patch ,” and said that it seemed an extreme way to go about to lose weight and the method did little to help a person make lifestyle changes that can be sustained over the long term.
According to Women Fitness “Majority of people can lose weight through moving more and eating less. If women choose to exercise 30 minutes most days of the week and gave up the cans of aerated drinks, the chocolates, fried food and the salty snacks – or only had them very occasionally – drink water and eat more fruit and vegetables then this kind of drastic surgery would not be needed.”