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Gastric Botox in Turkey

Intragastric botulinum toxin A (BTX-A) injection is an effective method for weight loss because it provides early satiety and decrease in appetite. The method known as Gastric Botox in Turkey is very popular globally. Compared to other bariatric surgeries, it is relatively easier and takes only 20 minutes.

This treatment relaxes the stomach muscles through the injection of BTX-A into the stomach. The muscles shrink and relax temporarily, resulting in a reduced capacity to eat. Professionals mainly use it for cosmetic medicine; however, botulinum toxin can be used as a drug to counter some obesity-related disorders.

Gastric Botox can be seen as an option, especially for people who have been unable to lose weight with other ways to lose weight, for instance diet and exercise. Those who have it done report that they eat less and feel full more quickly. In this way, they can reduce the calorie intake needed to lose weight. Also, because they feel full even when eating only small amounts of food, they can prevent snacking and overeating habits.

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Is it worth having Gastric Botox in Turkey?

Turkey is famous for its medical tourism opportunities with its affordable prices and skilled surgeons. Because the procedure itself is easier compared to those close alternatives:

  • gastric bypass
  • gastric balloon
  • gastric band placement

It is an effective and innovative treatment option for morbid obesity. Turkey offers the best prices for gastric botox injections compared to other countries. 

Facts about getting Gastric Botox in Turkey:

  • After treatment in Turkey, you will be discharged from the hospital on the same day. 
  • When you undergo gastric botox in Turkish clinics, you may experience these side effects:
  • nausea
  • gastric pain
  • diarrhea
  • vomiting
  • difficulty swallowing
  • indigestion
  • The potential candidate for this operation in Turkey is anyone who is in good physical and mental health. 
  • Any time in Turkey is suitable for this surgery. There is no ideal time interval.

Process of Gastric Botox in Turkey

Gastric Botox process in Turkey

Here is a step-by-step explanation of gastric botox in Turkey:

  1. Transportation to the hospital, 
  2. Initial consultation,
  3. Investigation of suitability for the operation,
  4. Mild sedation (no need to general anesthesia)
  5. Botox is injected into the stomach using the endoscopic method (through the mouth) which is painless.
  6. You can return to your daily life in a few hours.

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Cost of Gastric Botox in Turkey

It is the most affordable choice between bariatric surgeries with no permanent changes in the stomach. You can give it a chance if you are fighting against excessive weight with surgical methods for the first time.

The price range is between €1850 to €2200 in Istanbul. Differences in clinics and surgeons, package contents, etc. may lead to a slight price difference.

Prices in Other Countries

  • The US: $10,000+
  • The UK: £6,000
  • France: €9,000
  • Germany: €6,000
  • Italy: €9,000

Gastric Botox Cost at Vantage Clinic in Istanbul

Starting From $1850

Why is the cost of Gastric Botox in Turkey Cheap?

There are a number of reasons why gastric botox is affordable in Turkey:


  • Availability of material supplies
  • Low clinical costs
  • Low employee wages
  • Currency
  • Simplicity of the process compared to alternatives
  • Competitive environment.

What is Gastric Botox?

This procedure, which is a type of bariatric surgery, helps to lose weight by giving a feeling of satiety.  Although the targeted weight loss in the endoscopic gastric botox procedure is 15-20%, the weight to be lost varies depending on the patient’s compliance with the diet, the time spent doing sports and the basal metabolic rate. 

Gastric Botox Process Time

The stomach botox procedure, which takes approximately 15 minutes to 30 minutes, does not cause any pain in the individual. When we include the testing of suitability for the operation, the process takes a maximum 2 days. Since this procedure is not a surgical intervention, there is no incision in the bodies.

Who is Eligible for Gastric Botox?

It is suitable for everyone except for people with the following conditions;

  • Those with muscle disease,
  • People who are allergic to Botox.

In addition, patients with severe gastritis or ulcers may become eligible for gastric botox if these diseases are treated appropriately.

Who is Eligible for Gastric Botox

Things to Know Before Gastric Botox

  • The process is effective for an average of 6 months, can be repeated up to 3 times in a row at 6-month intervals if deemed necessary.
  • Within 2 to 3 days after the botox is applied, the feeling of hunger slows down and decreases. After 2 weeks, weight loss begins.
  • Since the procedure is only applied to the smooth muscles in the stomach, there is no effect on nerve cells and bowel movements. Therefore, it does not have an effect that increases intestinal laziness.

Things to Know after Gastric Botox

  • There will be a diet list designed for aftercare following gastric botox. If the diet program can promote bowel movements, it can alleviate intestinal laziness.
  • When you feed with high carbohydrates and unhealthy foods after the application, there is a possibility that the application may fail.
  • After the gastric botox procedure, feeding can be done after 2 hours.
  • Consumption of acidic drinks, carbohydrates, syrups and alcohol should be limited. You should consume the necessary amount of food types that the nutritionist deems appropriate for him/her.
    • Liquid foods are recommended for the first 3 days, and after 4 days, a diet consisting of protein and vegetables for 2 meals a day is recommended.
  • Smoking does not have any positive or negative effect on the procedure.

Pros and Cons of Gastric Botox

  1. Not a surgical procedure and no incisions are made.
  2. Performed under sedation. There is no need for general anesthesia.
  3. Completed in only 15-20 minutes.
  4. Since it is an endoscopic procedure, the patient can return to his/her daily life immediately after the procedure.
  5. It does not require hospitalization.
  6. Since it is an endoscopic procedure, there is no pain after the application.
  1. The side effects may occur at the application site:
  • temporary swelling, 
  • headache
  • infection.
  1. Rarely, less than 1% of people can develop ulcers. Most often, the patient has to take medication to suppress the production of hydrochloric acid in the stomach.
  2. You have to exercise regularly and eat a healthy diet. Otherwise, you can easily gain weight even after the procedure.

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FAQs about Gastric Botox


  • Eat healthy
  • Do light exercises, go to the gym
  • Have a diet rich in protein.
  • Include more fruits and vegetables in your meals



  • Don’t smoke or drink alcohol
  • Don’t eat sugary, fatty, high-calorie foods.
  • Don’t go beyond the diet prescribed by the dietitian.

Provides an effective loss of appetite for 3-6 months in one session. Every 6 months, the botox can be applied 3 times in a row.

You can return immediately after the injection. 

Turkey has a lot of bariatric surgeons. Also, there are many clinics specialized in weight loss. Therefore, it is one of the best countries for this procedure. 

Anyone at any age can have this operation as long as they meet the following criteria:

  • BMI range,
  • necessary health conditions,
  • obesity-related problems.

The risks and their percentage rates of gastric botox:

  • Botox intolerance (5-7%)
  • Gastric ulcer (1%)
  • Change in urine color (2%)
  • Botox made from poor quality materials can damage the intestines. (intestinal obstruction)

Here is a list of exercises you can do:

  1. Squats
  2. Lunges
  3. Sit-ups & push-ups
  4. Bicycling
  5. Hiking
  6. Pilates
  7. Yoga
  8. Walking
  9. Light dumbbell workout

Article Reviewed By: Dr. Jyothi Shenoy V
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MBBS, MD – Obstetrics & Gynaecology, MRCOG(UK)
23 Years Experience Overall

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