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Body Contouring and Belkyra

Dr Garsing Wong & Wen-Pei (Margaret) Chen have given international talks on their unique methods of nonsurgical body contouring, including speaking in Paris on two separate occasions namely September 2007 and January 2008 on Nonsurgical Facial Contouring using Botox, Lipolysis (Fat dissolving using phosphatidylcholine also known as the "flab jab" in some countries) and Chin Augmentation.

The basis of this presentation by Dr Garsing Wong and Wen-Pei (Margaret) Chen's technique that was presented in Paris, France in September 2007 & January 2008 and has been published in the peer reviewed medical journal, June 2011 issue of the Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology, Vol 10, pages 93-96.

Dr Wong welcomes the arrival of Belkyra® from Allergan, a registered product for the improvement of double chins, using an active ingredients that Dr Wong is familiar with.

Before and After Lipolysis or Fat Dissolving to double chin region Sapphire Appearance Medicine Clinic


The above before and after photos are taken from Dr Garsing Wong's talk given in Paris on Nonsurgical Facial Contouring using Lipolysis (Phosphatidylcholine). Please note all photos unless otherwise stated are photographs of genuine patients of Dr Wong, the photographs are not altered or manipulated in any way. It is important to understand that the photos represent one persons experience and there is no guarantee that any other patient will experience similar results.

A series of treatments are required to achieve the optimal result, spaced at least six weeks apart.  As the process is destroying the fat in the region, this results in temporary swelling to the region, so that your double chin will be swollen for several days or more.

However if you wish to explore non surgical methods, then this will necessitate a medical consultation with Dr Garsing Wong as it is not permitted to discuss non registered medical treatments in an open forum. You may make an online booking to have a consultation with Dr Wong by clicking this link at Sapphire Appearance Medicine Clinic, 26 College Hill, Freemans Bay, Auckland or call 09 360 0066 during business hours.

Sapphire Appearance Medicine Clinic, at Auckland Cosmetic Medicine Clinic Limited can offer you safe, non surgical solutions in suitable patients.

All our procedures are office base, requiring little to no time off work, with a compliment of pain free methods to give you the best results.

Speak to us about how we can help to maintain and care for your skin to keep you healthier and look more youthful.

Sapphire Appearance Medicine Clinic also known as Auckland Cosmetic Medicine Clinic Limited is located at 26 College Hill, Freemans Bay, Auckland which borders on Ponsonby and St Mary's Bay, just up the road from the New World Supermarket at Victoria Park Market.

Recently we have not been able to source the medicine in New Zealand.  As a result of this, we have introduced the first Venus Viva Diamond Polar skin tightening device into our clinic which offers results without any down time.  Most patients will see tightening of their skin, with improved contouring immediately after the quick, comfortable procedure.

An alternative method that can also work for unsightly pockets of soft fatty tissue is using Cooltech which is available in our sister clinic Coolbody run by Yvonne Marvin.  Click here to find out more.


Botox® is a prescription medicine for the treatment of frown lines , horizontal forehead lines and crow’s feet round the eyes. Botox® has risks and benefits. Ask your doctor if Botox is right for you. If you have side effects, see your doctor. You will need to pay for Botox® and clinic fees will apply. For details on precautions & side effects consult your healthcare professional or the Consumer Medicine Information (CMI) at . Botox® treatment lasts about 4 months and further courses of treatment may be necessary. Should only be administered by trained medical professionals. (contains botulinum toxin A 50,100 & 200 units) Allergan (NZ) Limited, Auckland.

BELKYRA® injection is a prescription medicine containing 10 mg/mL deoxycholic acid. It is used for the improvement in the appearance of moderate to severe convexity or fullness associated with fat below the jaws in adults. Do not use in people allergic to this medicine, with infection at site of injection, pregnancy, and lactation. Possible side effects include headaches, difficulty swallowing, nausea, skin tightness, hypertension, injection site bruising/pain/swelling/numbness/redness/tingling/hardness/itching /discolouration/formation of small areas of hardness/warmth and injection site nerve injury. BELKYRA® treatment is not funded on the New Zealand Pharmaceutical Schedule. You will need to pay for this medicine. Normal Doctors visit fees apply. BELKYRA® treatment should be administered only by trained medical professionals. Speak to your specialist about your own situation and about the benefits/risks of this procedure in appearance medicine. For further information, the Data Sheet and Consumer Medicines Information can be accessed at or ask your doctor. If you have any side effects or concerns speak to your doctor. Note: Results from BELKYRA® treatment usually last up to 4 years. Allergan New Zealand Limited, Auckland.

Updated 07 December 2022

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