Venezuelans fixated on beauty have popularized a new extreme weight loss device. A patch sewn onto the tongue makes eating solid foods too painful.
Venezuelans fixated on beauty have popularized a new extreme weight loss device. A patch sewn onto the tongue makes eating solid foods too painful, forcing wearers into a liquid diet.
Invented by a Beverly Hills plastic surgeon, the prickly shield is attached with 6 stitches.
It can be worn for a month, but that may be time enough as weight loss results of around 30 pounds have been reported.
After that time period, the patch can start to permanently attach itself to the tongue.
One Caracas clinic reports performing over 900 tongue patch procedures a month, but not all of their patients are from Venezuela.
The procedure is 150 dollars in Caracas while costing around 2000 dollars in Los Angeles, making the city a destination for those seeking weight loss for less.
Hard to say how long the option will be popular, as history proves most fads don’t stick around long.
Some popular but short-lived methods include spitting after chewing, intentionally swallowing tapeworms, and taking arsenic pills.
How do you like the idea of a tongue patch?