What is Kybella?
Kybella is an injectable chemical that is virtually identical to a deoxycholic acid, which is a substance your body produces naturally. According to the FDA, this chemical helps your body to absorb fats. Kybella works by destroying fat cells. Injections of Kybella offer patients a viable option to procedures such as liposuction as a way to eliminate double or triple chins.
How Many Treatments Does It Take?
Dr. Sonny O says the number of treatments varies from one patient to another based on the amount of fat that needs to be removed. The average patient is likely to need between 12 and 20 injections per visit. He also says the average patient will need up to three treatments to achieve optimum results. The treatments will need to be spread out over one month between them. According to the FDA, effective treatment can require up to 50 injections and patients may need up to six treatments spread out one month apart.
Does Kybella Tighten Skin?
Kybella is designed to melt away the fat, it is not designed to tighten the skin. However, depending on the elasticity of the skin, most patients state they have experienced some skin tightening as a result of Kybella injections.
Are There Any Side Effects?
As with any cosmetic surgery procedure, there are a few common side effects. Among these are swelling, bruising, pain, numbness, and small firm areas of tissue at the injection site that fade away in time. Among the more serious possible side effects is damage to the marginal mandibular nerve. This nerve controls your facial expressions, damage to it can cause a lopsided smile. However, this side effect happens in less than 4% of cases and goes away with time as the nerve heals.
If you have any other questions about Kybella injections, the results, and potential side effects, please schedule a free initial consultation with Dr. Sonny O. During your visit he will answer your questions and evaluate you to see if this procedure is right for you.
A Consultation Can Help You Decide if Kybella Injections are Right for You
Dr. Sonny O. offers consultations that can help you decide if Kybella Injections are right for you. The Dr. and his staff will do an extensive medical history and lifestyle inventory, as well as discuss your motives and expectations with you. Call us today at 843-388- 4939 to make an appointment for a consultation today.
Significant Weight Loss
One of the most significant side effects of massive weight loss is loose hanging skin that simply won’t shrink as the weight comes off. Dr. O offers a number of plastic surgery procedures to remove the excess skin and restore his patient’s body shape.
Birthmarks and Birth Defects
From cleft lips, skeletal deformities, and ear deformities to severe skin discoloration, birth defects, and birthmarks can have a significant emotional impact. There are a number of different types of reconstructive surgery that can be used to correct these problems.
There are many types of accidents that can leave a person with scars, burns, and other unsightly deformities. Cosmetic surgery can be used to correct or reduce the appearance of these types of damage.
Women who have lost their breasts due to mastectomies resulting from breast cancer often opt to have reconstructive surgery to restore their breasts. While from a medical standpoint this is not necessary, for many patients it is from an emotional standpoint.
Vanity and the desire for the perfect face/body are probably among the most common reasons given for many forms of plastic surgery. From tummy tucks to breast implants/reduction there are many different procedures Dr. O can use to enhance your appearance. While there are those who criticize others for this type of cosmetic surgery, the reality is that as long as you are happy with your decision and the results, nothing else really matters.
The most important thing to remember as you consider any form of plastic surgery is that you must have reasonable expectations and the right intentions. This is why Dr. O offers a free initial consultation during which he will go over your options and what you can expect from each procedure. His goal is to help you make the right decision and ensure you will never be disappointed.
A Consultation Can Help You Decide if Plastic Surgery Right for You
Dr. Sonny O. offers consultations that can help you decide if plastic surgery is right for you. The Dr. and his staff will do an extensive medical history and lifestyle inventory, as well as discuss your motives and expectations with you. Call us today at 843-388- 4939 to make an appointment for a consultation today.
What Is Intense Pulsed Light Treatment
Intense pulsed light (IPL) can be used to treat a number of skin conditions, unlike laser treatment that is typically focused on only one particular type of skin condition. The main goal of IPL is to treat areas of your skin in such a way to ensure that the skin becomes more easily colored. It does so by reducing the size and number of irregular red and brown areas that have developed as a direct result of exposure to the sun and aging.
How Does Intense Pulsed Light Treatment Work?
Dr. Sonny O uses an IPL wand to deliver a wide spectrum of colors of light simultaneously to the surface of your skin. He can adjust the color and intensity of the light to adjust the wavelength of the light. In doing so it allows Dr. O to adjust the depth at which the light penetrates, allowing him to target specific areas and adapt to the condition of your skin and the severity of the sun or aging spots.
During the treatment, Dr. O will move the wand over the entire area of your skin to be treated. The IPL will lighten the spots and damage caused by the sun. Rather than simply targeting the damaged areas, this form of treatment allows Dr. O to diffuse the brown/red pigmentation more evenly across your skin and more effectively remove them.
Intense pulsed light treatment typically takes less than 30 minutes to complete and require no anesthesia or needles. The only side effects you might encounter are slightly reddened skin something akin to a mild sunburn. You may also notice the spots turning darker during the first few days before they begin to fade. It can take several treatments over the course of a number of months to achieve optimum results.
A Consultation Can Help You Decide if Intense Pulsed Light Treatment Right for You
Dr. Sonny O. offers consultations that can help you decide if intense pulsed light treatment is right for you. The Dr. and his staff will do an extensive medical history and lifestyle inventory, as well as discuss your motives and expectations with you. Call us today at 843-388- 4939 to make an appointment for a consultation today.
How Liposuction Works
Patients must first be approved by Dr. Sonny O as a good candidate for the surgery, which includes a medical history and an exam to ensure good health. The procedure is not considered to be a weight loss surgery and should not be used as one. Liposuction is generally an outpatient procedure and is done with the use of a local anesthetic. Fat deposits are identified prior to the procedure and are removed during surgery by way of a cannula (hollow tube) and an aspirator (suction device). An IV is used to ensure that the patient’s fluid balance is not disrupted since fat contains fluids which are removed with the fat. Recovery is fairly quick 2 days to 2 weeks depending on where the liposuction was done and how much fat was removed.
Results of Liposuction
Directly after the procedure expect swelling, bruising and fluid retention, these are normal and will pass. Once the swelling has gone down you should begin to notice the tighter more defined curves you hoped for. Sometimes it may take more than one surgery however to provide the results you want, so make sure to talk to your doctor about what you can realistically expect.
Most women want liposuction as a way to create more defined curves. Provided patients are in good health and their skin has good elasticity this procedure is very successful at sculpting bodies to attain the curvy profiles women seek. The results are typically long lasting provided you are able to maintain a steady body weight and keep yourself in good health and have a good fitness level.
Start on the Road to a Curvier Body Today
Dr. Sonny O offers free complementary visits so that you can see if you are a good candidate for liposuction and start to get an idea of how this surgery can change the look and curve of your body.
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