Tired of all the diet fads and gadgets that just don’t work? If so, this miracle tongue patch might be just what you’re looking for. According to its inventor, Nikolas Chugay, a plastic surgeon from Beverly Hills, it can help people shed up to 30lbs a month. Continue reading for a video and more information.

This miracle patch supposedly makes eating solid food very painful, so much so that patients only consume liquids. It’s made from marlex, “an abrasive material usually used to repair hernias, and it is secured to the top of the tongue by six stitches.” Like most weight loss products, there are side effects: speech difficulties and a tendency to wake suddenly from sleep.

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