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A 24-year-old female asked about a 28-year-old female:

medical doctors are offering a procedure where they sew a plastic square on tongue which causes pain to eat. as a way to lose weight, ethical?

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Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 56 years experience
Are you sure: What you are telling , it is not only ethical , also illegal , only way do such a procedure is as approved experimental procedure , you are right i watched stitching a patch on the tongue in less than 10 mnt and charging $2000 for it , I do not think it is approved fda using that material ( although same is used in hernia repair ) ethics here is individual opinion thanks for bringing it.
Dr. Behram Dalal
Dentistry 31 years experience
Sounds painful: Certainly must be an easier way. Ethical - good question. I would discuss other options personally. Hope this helps.

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