- Creator(s): Dr. Nikolas Chugay
The Tongue Patch, also known as the “Tongue Patch Diet,” was for weight loss. One would have a patch of mesh sewn onto their tongue, which made eating solid food incredibly painful. As a result, one could lose weight. This was obviously controversial from the start. One would likely have to go on a liquid diet if anything, and this is not exactly a healthy diet. Even people who eat healthily still eat foods that would be tough to eat with the Tongue Patch. You’re essentially enforcing a fast. The patch could be removed at any time, but one could do the exact same thing without the patch. The patch concept was invented by a plastic surgeon named Dr. Nikolas Chugay in 2009. He saw something similar being done in Mexico by a friend and introduced it to the U.S. to help people avoid gastric bypass or Lapband procedures.