2016 saw More Men Opting for Double Chin Treatments according to leading US Cosmetic Surgeons. Are the men of the UK following their example we wonder to get themselves a strong masculine jawline
Men who are unhappy about the looks of their double chins might have been reluctant to have neck lift surgery, but now that there’s a minimally-invasive option for restoring a more chiseled, youthful look to their necklines, men are in line. In fact, an article appearing on Fox News reports that cosmetic surgery experts are seeing more men between ages of 30 and 70 years wanting the double-chin-reducing option, Kybella. Kybella is owned by pharmaceutical giant Allergan plc the makers of anti wrinkle toxin BOTOX and dermal filler brand Juvederm.
“I’m seeing the same trend among my male patients,” says cosmetic surgeon Dr. Richard Buckley, medical director at MilfordMD Cosmetic Dermatology Surgery & Laser Center. “There are a few important things fueling men’s desires to get rid of their double chins. One is that men are more likely to embrace especially minimally- and non-invasive cosmetic options, which don’t take them away from work or play with extended healing and downtimes. Another is the double chin can make the fittest of us look less fit. It’s exercise-resistant fat, so getting rid of it can be out of a man’s control with exercise or diet alone. Finally, Kybella is man-friendly. It’s an in-office injection that works over time to reduce the double chin. Men see it as not being a big deal.”
Freely available in the UK, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) gave it’s stamp of approval to Kybella in April 2015 to treat adults with moderate-to-severe fat below the chin, known as submental fat.
It is currently not approved or recommended for areas other than the chin, according to the FDA. But there are other injectable fat loss solutions for other parts of the body such as Aqualyx which we will be reviewing next month.
“Men associate masculinity with sort of a chiseled jawline, a wide lower face and the absence of a double chin,” Dr. Joseph A. Russo, a board-certified plastic surgeon in Newton, Massachusetts, said.
Once that area becomes softer, men tend to feel less masculine and confident. Although being overweight is one culprit, age or genetics can cause a double chin. The extra fat can also make people look overweight even if they’re lean and fit.
Experts say sometimes men’s wives or partners persuade them to get treatment.
“In the right hands, Kybella injections into the submental fat destroys only the targeted fat cells,” Dr. Buckley says. “Male and female patients should go to experienced cosmetic physicians for the procedure, because, in the wrong hands and injected incorrectly, the medication can destroy skin and other types of cells.”
Kybella is injected into the submental fat tissue up to 50 times, depending on the amount of fat. And patients may need up to six treatments, performed a month or more apart. But some may require fewer injections and treatments to achieve desired results.
Once the fat cells are gone, they are gone for good and Kybella is far less invasive than a surgical necklift, which like a facelift, requires weeks of recovery. Male patients are reporting that it was the best confidence-booster they ever did for themselves.
For some, the combination of Kybella treatment, shedding a few pounds and going regularly to the gym can seamlessly transform a man’s appearance.
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