Weight Loss Tongue Patch Procedure


Anatomy of the tongue

Chugay tongue patch procedure helps change your eating habits

Dr. Chugay performs a revolutionary weight reduction procedure, which patients have dubbed the Miracle Patch.

This carefully selected mesh patch, when surgically applied to the tongue produces a means to lose weight never before offered by other surgeons in America.

During a reversible procedure that takes less than an hour, the patient is fitted with a custom patch for the tongue which makes chewing of solid foods very difficult and painful. This assists the patient to stick to a calorie-restricted meal plan and helps to permanently adjust to healthier eating habits. Under the direct supervision of Dr. Chugay and his staff, the patient is put on an easy-to-follow liquid diet that fulfills all of their nutritional needs while at the same time minimizing caloric intake and maximizing weight loss results.

Recovery is rapid; and patients are typically able to return to work the following day.

As critical as the tongue patch is to the procedure, what helps make the tongue patch such a profoundly successful weight loss procedure is the life-changing strategy: the patch, custom shakes, an exercise regime, and regular consultations with a personal trainer. Together, all of these elements come together to change your entire lifestyle in a profoundly positive way. 

150+ patients have received the surgery and have seen impressive weight loss results, with some losing as much as 20 pounds in the first month after surgery. Postoperatively, patients may experience swelling of the tongue for 24-48 hours. Speech may be affected during this time but typically returns to baseline within 48 hours.


Since bringing this procedure to Southern California Dr. Chugay has seen hundreds of positive (and permanently sustained) results due to the ongoing support provided—even after the patch is removed.

Weight Loss Tongue Patch Procedure

A LIFE-CHANGING ALTERNATIVE TO MORE DRASTIC WEIGHT LOSS METHODS. Click on the PDF link below to see a copy of the article written on the tongue patch which was published in the American Journal of Cosmetic Surgery in 2014 or watch the video of Dr. Chugay discussing why the tongue patch weight loss procedure is so wildly successful.