Remember how they used to wire jaws shut to “enforce” a liquid diet?
New “hotness” is to surgically attach a postage-stamp-sized piece of mesh to the tongue. As the Chicago Tribune put it:
The tongue patch, which is supposedly taking Southern California by storm — 10 people have it — remains in your mouth for a month, a daily reminder that you shouldn’t eat.
During that time you can get all your nutrients through a liquid diet “full of vitamins and nutrients,” according to the press release.
The tongue-patch inventor is Dr. Nikolas Chugay, the medical director of the Chugay Cosmetic Surgery Clinic, where “genetics don’t have to stand in your way.”
He says that patients report losing 15 to 30 pounds in a single month.
But would you expect anything else when you’re on a liquid diet?
The weight, meanwhile, is sure to return the minute you start eating solid food again.
But of course being fat is so unhealthy.