What do you get when a plastic surgeon takes a piece of marlex normally used in hernia repair and transforms it into a tongue patch? A weight loss method, of course!
Miracle Weight Loss Tongue Patch
The other day I was browsing time.com and came across the story of a Venezuelan woman who says she lacks “the willpower to go on a diet.”
Her solution of course was not to analyze where that lack comes from and what to do about it, but to get a tongue patch that makes it painful for her to eat solid food. I guess that counts as sensible in a country where breast enlargement surgery is regularly given as birthday gifts to girls as young as 15.
The method was invented by one Dr. Nikolas Chugay and I just let him explain it himself:
I imagine that speaking properly for a while could be a bit difficult, going by my memories of getting braces that only took away a bit of my tongue’s living space. For call center agents that should be especially interesting: “Shears cushtomer care, dish ish Chrishty, how may I help you? Shorry, I shusht had a dongue patch done to loosh weight. Yesh, you ge it put on yor dongue wiffout any shide effecths.” And that just comes on top of making it through the pain and discomfort many users report.
Did I mention that the liquid diet Dr. Chugay recommends after getting the patch restricts you to 800 kcal / day? That is about half the recommended absolute minimum an average 150 lbs woman should eat per day to lose weight healthily.
Would You Get This Done?
The young Venezuelan’s mother above reckons that this thing will teach her daughter “to eat differently.” Her aunt has a more realistic assessment: “The real challenge is going to come once they take it out. Not eating is easy when you physically can’t.”
Are there circumstances under which you would consider getting this done?
Picture courtesy of “maikel_nai“.