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Author:  Spender [ Sun Jun 16, 2013 3:26 am ]
Post subject:  Weight Loss Industrial Complex Reveals Underbelly of Hatred

No. That's actually not the title of this article. But it should be. It's not enough to fat-shame, terrorise people into dangerous and futile weight loss regimes, consigning them to a lifetime of either yoyo dieting or fighting eating disoders. No, that's not enough. How about a new idea: let's make eating hurt! Let's take people whose minds and bodies are already so screwed by trying to conform to unrealistic shapes and sizes, and not only make it hurt, but make them pay for the privilege.

My disgust is bottomless. They suck the fat from people's bellies and butts, they charge people to go on diets, they tubefeed people for rapid weight loss, they perform bariatric surgery which has lifelong negative impacts, and now - now they attack the source of food ingestion and pleasure: the tongue.

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Tongue Patch Diet Hard To Swallow For Some Experts

If the idea of losing weight by having a patch sewn on your tongue seems hard to swallow, well, that's the point.

The tongue patch is a new cosmetic surgery technique that can allegedly help people lose up to 30 pounds in a month via a postage-stamp-size patch on the tongue.

The rough patch is designed to make eating solid food so painful that patients only consume liquids, MSNNow.com reported.

The material used in the patch is marlex, an abrasive material usually used to repair hernias, and it is secured to the top of the tongue by six stitches.

Side effects include difficulties in speaking and a tendency to wake suddenly from sleep, Time reported.

The tongue patch is the brainchild of Dr. Nikolas Chugay, a Beverly Hills-based cosmetic surgeon, who said all patients are given an easy-to-follow liquid diet that fullfills all nutritional needs while minimizing caloric intake.

Chugay charges about $2,000 for this procedure, which has yet to be approved by the FDA.

There are many critics to the tongue patch, and they include California cosmetic surgeons lDr. Richard Chaffoo.

"With any kind of thing you put in there and suture into the tongue, you run the risk of getting an infection," Chaffoo said, according to the Christian Post. "You're going to be drooling a lot, it's going to be really painful... You could get an ulcer, an infection. It could dislodge and go down your throat and cause an airway obstruction."

Dr. Chugay said that patients on his diet can only wear a tongue patch for a month at a time because after that, the patch fuses to the tongue surface, UPI.com reported.

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Author:  delenda [ Sun Jun 16, 2013 11:45 am ]
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Uggggggghhh. I can't even...

Author:  komich [ Sun Jun 16, 2013 2:11 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Weight Loss Industrial Complex Reveals Underbelly of Hat

Really? I don't even have words for how horrible
that is.

Author:  veGA [ Sun Jun 16, 2013 3:16 pm ]
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What? That's vile. I can't think of anything more unpleasant. I hate that weight loss has become such a 'desirable' action that people would put others through this in order to 'help' them.

Author:  nomnivore [ Sun Jun 16, 2013 4:34 pm ]
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WTF? :dead: :dead: :dead: :dead: :dead: :dead: :dead:

Author:  stellie [ Tue Jun 18, 2013 6:54 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Weight Loss Industrial Complex Reveals Underbelly of Hat

OMG I can't believe what I just read.....there are no words...none

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