Kybella Treatments for Men in Los Angeles
Men in suits are lining up to have their double chins removed
Some people inherit their father’s baby blues, or their mother’s blond hair.
What did Kristian inherit from his parents? A double chin.
“I’m the youngest of four children, and there’s a hereditary gene of having, what I like to call, no neck,” explains the 34-year-old actor from Chelsea, who asked that his last name not be used for professional reasons.
“I’m very self-conscious about [my double chin]. I think it’s a lot harder for guys. Everybody makes jokes that I have no neck, no chin. My sister Becky really comes down on me about it,” laments Kristian, who took notice of his unsightly facial feature when he started college. “I’m 6-foot-2 and 175 pounds, I run and work out every day, I eat right — but it won’t give me the results I want.
“I just don’t like it. I don’t like looking like a turkey.”
After 16 years of hating his meaty mandible, Kristian finally decided to do something about it. Three weeks ago, he got his first treatment of Kybella, a newly available, injectable drug backed by the FDA that claims to melt fat underneath the chin.
And he’s hardly the first guy to seek out the instant chin-fixer.
“Forty percent of my [Kybella] patients are men. On some days, it’s even more men than women,” says Dr. Sachin Shridharani, an Upper East Side-based plastic surgeon who has treated 30 patients, including Kristian, with Kybella since its June 15 release.
Kybella, which was created by Kythera Biopharmaceuticals Inc., was approved by the FDA in an overwhelming 17-0 vote in April. The drug is made from deoxycholic acid, a chemical produced in the body to help absorb fats. When injected into the fat below the chin, known as submental fat, it destroys fat cells, which are reabsorbed by the body. Patients can receive up to 50 injections in a single session, with as many as six sessions total, coming at least one month apart. The average treatment lasts 30 minutes for the first appointment, and 15 to 20 minutes for each subsequent one.
Photo: Dr. Shridharani and Kythera Pharmaceuticals
“The medication is approved for mild to moderate [double chins],” Dr. Shridharani adds. “Most patients will need two to four treatments, but a severe, full neck could take up to six treatments.”
Learn more about Kybella at: http://www.pearsonmd.com/kybella.htm
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James M. Pearson, MD FACS
Board Certified Facial Plastic Surgeon
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