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Extreme Weight Pushes People to Undergo Risky “Miracle Patch” Tongue Surgery Despite Health Dangers
Date:6/14/2013

Vienna, VA (PRWEB) June 14, 2013

A recent weight loss procedure in which a patch is stitched to the tongue has been promised by its proponents to help individuals, mostly female clients, trim more than 30 pounds within a month. The procedure was described in detail in an article in the Sydney Morning Herald on June 10, 2013. The creator of the procedure, Dr. Nikolas Chugay, told the Herald that “With six stitches, the irreversible procedure makes chewing of solid food very difficult and painful, limiting the patient to a liquid diet.” The article reports that Dr. Chugay charges about $2,000 for the procedure. This surgical procedure and others like it target the insecurities of people who have problems losing weight. People are willing to undergo this surgery despite the fact that, as the Sydney Morning Herald reported on June 8, 2013, it is not approved by the Food and Drug Administration.

Los Angeles is not the only destination for plastic surgery. Caracas, Venezuela is becoming a hot destination for visitors seeking to undergo aesthetic-surgery. Here, “Miracle Patch” procedures can cost as low as $150. Dr. Brian Evans, who operates Beverly Hills plastic surgery clinic, told Time magazine that the procedure has not passed any rigorous testing. Dr. Evans commented that: ”Adding a foreign substance to the body comes with the risk of infection or rejection, which means swelling, pain and discomfort.” Another doctor from Beverly Hills told Time in the same article that “No matter how crea
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