Kybella®Houston, TX

Breast augmentation is one of the most popular plastic surgery procedures in the United States. Breast augmentation in Houston is a popular option and can give women a more proportionate figure, helping them to feel more confident about their appearance. There are two methods of breast augmentation: implant-based and fat-grafting. Choosing which method depends solely on the desired outcome of the patient, as each method has its advantages. Patients elect to undergo breast enlargement for many different reasons, including but not limited to breast asymmetry, reduced breast size after pregnancy, or to correct a congenital defect.

Kybella® DestroysFat Cells

The active ingredient in Kybella® is synthetic deoxycholic acid. Deoxycholic acid is a naturally occurring molecule in the body that aids in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat.

When injected in the fat under the chin, Kybella® destroys fat cells, resulting in a noticeable reduction in fullness under the chin.

Meet the DoctorDr. Erika Sato

Board Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, Dr. Erika Sato specializes in cosmetic surgery of the face, breast and body. She performs the latest treatments in aesthetic surgery as well as nonsurgical rejuvenation. Dr. Sato is committed to providing excellence in care, while treating every patient like family.

Dr. Sato is one of nine surgeons at My Houston Surgeons, a world-class multi-specialty practice in Houston, TX with locations in Memorial and The Woodlands.

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Am I A GoodCandidate?

Anyone looking to decrease the amount of fat under his or her chin (or other small pockets of fat), but wants to avoid a surgical procedure, may be a good candidate for Kybella® treatment. During your consultation, Dr. Sato will evaluate your medical history and examine your areas of concern to determine if Kybella® is a right for you.

Kybella®Treatment

At each treatment you will receive multiple small injections under the chin (or other treatment area) and the injection process takes 15-20 minutes (topical numbing cream will be applied prior to the injection and will add ~25 minutes to the treatment time).

How Many TreatmentsWill I Need?

Treatments are given 1 month apart and you should not receive more than 6 treatments total to the same area. Depending on the amount of fat present in the area being treated, you may require 2-6 treatments (In clinical studies, 59% of patients received 6 treatments).

How Long Do theResults Last?

Once destroyed these cells can no longer store or accumulate fat, so further treatment is not expected once you reach your desired aesthetic goal.

Kybella®Recovery

Common side effects of Kybella® include: swelling, pain, numbness, redness, and areas of hardness in the treatment area. Many patients find comfort in wearing a compression garment to help with the discomfort and swelling.

Schedule aConsultation

Are you interested in Kybella® in Houston? Contact Dr. Erika Sato today for a consultation.

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