There’s a popular new trend in the cosmetic surgery world of New York City, according to the New York Post. Men are going to plastic surgeons in droves to get treated with a new drug that is supposed to get rid of those dreaded double chins.
Ah, the double chin. That unsightly, flabby slackness of the upper neck that makes you look old and unfit and weak, all at the same time. It’s an embarrassing feature for any successful man who wants to radiate virility and good health and ruggedness.
But, what to do if you have those worrisome wobbling wattles? There aren’t exactly neck crunches or other exercises that precisely target that one, flaccid spot. But now there’s Kybella, a new drug that is supposed to melt that under-chin flab. Turkey-necked men can go to an approved Kybella practitioner, get multiple injections into their double-chin neck fat in a series of 2 or 4 or 6 treatments — at a price tag of $800 to $1800 a treatment, depending upon how much of the Kybella is needed — and watch the fat cells dissolve and the saggy necks tighten. Some people might freak out at having a needle repeatedly jabbed into their throat region, but that doesn’t seem to be discouraging too many patients. In fact, so many people are having the procedures that NYC plastic surgeons have had to increase their office hours.
These days, it seems like there is an injection or surgery or wonder drug for just about every less than perfect physical feature. If only cancer could be dispatched as easily as fat cells in the neck! Of course, the cost of Kybella might be more than some vain but loose-necked men can afford. For those members of the double-chin brigade, there is always the alternative that I selected: grow a beard and forget about it.