Can An Implant Help Combat Obesity?
Cosmetic surgery procedures such as liposuction and tummy tucks in Thailand can help trim off a few pounds and make you look and feel better. What they can’t do is keep the weight off; that is entirely up to the patient and is something that many people struggle with. The Western world is in the grip of an obesity epidemic but hope may be on the horizon with the invention of a new medical implant.
A New Weight Loss Weapon?
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in the United States has signed off on a new device called the Maestro Rechargeable System. It is an incredibly hi-tech device that is implanted into your abdomen and electrical pulses are sent intermittently to your vagus nerve. The idea is that the pulses control the signals sent to the brain by the stomach and tells you that you’re full thus reducing your appetite and impulse to eat.
Although it is unlikely to be as effective as cosmetic surgery procedures in Thailand such as a gastric bypass, this implant could be a good choice for someone unwilling to undergo an invasive procedure such as a tummy tuck.
During studies, it was found that the implant helped a test group lose over 8% more weight than a second group who were fitted with a fake implant. While it still requires an operating room, incisions and skilled surgeons, the implant is easy to remove and the makers of the device are hoping that users can lose up to 15% of their body weight.
However, it is unlikely that the implant will help people who struggle with self control and it will cost a minimum of $10,000. As a result, cosmetic procedures such as a tummy tucks and liposuction in Thailand will still prove to be a better and less expensive bet to the majority of individuals seeking weight loss.
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