Of all the areas of the body to be plagued by unwanted fat, under the chin is one of the most difficult areas to resolve. Fat deposits that accumulate under the chin are stubbornly resistant to lifestyle changes like diet and exercise, and tend to persist even when pounds are shed from other areas of the body. These fat pockets beneath the chin form with age, as the collagen and elastin that previously held the fat of the face in place begins to diminish, allowing fatty tissue to slip down and collect to form a double chin and sometimes jowls.
A double chin can be embarrassing and make it difficult to feel confident in your own skin. It affects the way the entire face is perceived, and, unlike unwanted fat in other areas of the body, is all but impossible to conceal with even the most modest and flattering clothing. In pictures, it draws attention away from all other features and can leave you feeling self-conscious and embarrassed about your appearance. The San Francisco Kybella procedure is the revolutionary fat elimination technology that specifically targets the unwanted fat stores that create a double chin.
What to Expect from Your Treatment
The removal of fat targeted by Kybella in San Francisco patients occurs as the weeks pass. Because this treatment method relies on the body's own waste elimination processes to reduce the amount of excess fat, you can expect the full results of the procedure to become apparent over the course of the 4 to 6 weeks following treatment. Some pain, swelling, and redness may be present immediately following the injection, but this dissipates fairly quickly. You can talk to Dr. Sheena Kong about potential side effects, and other concerns or questions in a private, one-on-one consultation.
Bay Area Kybella Treatment: Dr. Sheena Kong
Dr. Sheena Kong is unique in her approach to nonsurgical cosmetic interventions in that her medical background extends well beyond aesthetic procedures alone. Before she became interested in helping her patients achieve their aesthetic goals, she practiced internal medicine. Though the focus of her practice has shifted, her background guides her approach in patient care and treatment, always with the goal of extending long-term results and wellness, not just the immediate, visible results.
When you visit Dr. Sheena Kong's San Francisco medical spa, you will never worry about whether she is fully informed about your aesthetic goals, concerns and questions, because she treats every patient individually, never passing them off to a nurse or assistant, from the initial consultation to any follow-up appointments down the line.