Loosen Your Tie: Kybella for Men

Your parents or grandparents may have passed to you many gifts.

The family car. Your hair color. Their way with words. But, for many men, they’ve received an unwanted gift-- that of a hereditary double chin. Also known in the cosmetic surgery world as “submental fullness,” double chins have long caused practical issues for professional men.

It’s not uncommon for men afflicted with a double chin experience problems finding shirts and ties that fit appropriately. The outfits many men are forced to select appear either overly loose or fit uncomfortably tight, the latter requiring constant adjustment. But, it’s not all about the shirt.

The jawline of a man has been a source of pride for those with chiseled, angular features. The associations made with a strong jawline include vitality, attractiveness, masculinity and confidence. It’s not hard to see why men have long sought a solution to their appearance given these factors.


In an ever-growing social media age, men are finding their jawlines featured more and more in pictures. This forces men to face the music; their submental fullness has no place to hide in our digital world. It’s no surprise that until today, men have had to either accept their condition or go recovery-intensive under the knife procedures to find relief.

Enter Kybella, a FDA-approved groundbreaking treatment. The treatment is a simple non-invasive injection which is designed to tighten and accentuate the contour of the neck area under the face.  

Kybella is the first of it’s kind injectable which treats submental fullness at the source. The injectable is composed of naturally occurring deoxycholic acid which breaks down fat.  Once fat cells have broken down by with Kybella, the remnants process through the body’s natural metabolism.

Kybella works lightning fast to deliver results within weeks of application. It’s also a “lunch hour treatment.” Under a skilled injector such as Dr. Usha Rajagopal, the treatment time clocks in under 20 minutes to complete. Patients can complete treatment and return to their day immediately. Given the type of treatment, Kybella leaves no-scars and requires no downtime.

Dr. Usha Rajagopal’s Kybella Patient Results

Dr. Usha Rajagopal’s Kybella Patient Results

Submental fullness can affect the lives of both healthy men and women. When diet and exercise alone aren’t enough Kybella may be a universal non-surgical solution. What may surprise you is that in cosmetic surgery offices across the world, more and more men seek Kybella treatment. In some locations up to 40% of Kybella treatments are for men-- not women.

If you’ve desired the aesthetic relief provided by a more defined jawline, or simply want clothing to fit appropriate to your body-- this treatment may work for you. Whatever the reason for your double chin (age, genetics, or otherwise), Kybella is rapidly becoming the definitive first choice in addressing submental fullness for men. Be proud of your look and ask about Kybella today.

We offer professional Kybella treatments at the San Francisco Plastic Surgery and Laser Center. If you would like more information about Kybella visit the procedure page or schedule an in-person evaluation with Dr. Usha Rajagopal at our office.