Latest Miracle Drug Does Away With Double Chins Without Surgery

needle to be injectedFirst, Botox saved us from wrinkled foreheads and crowsfeet around our eyes. Now, a new injectable drug is on its way to save us from our ... double chins! That's right. Soon, you'll be able to dissolve that unwanted under-face fat away with a shot of deoxycholic acid (they're definitely going to have to come up with a more marketing-friendly name for that one, eh?).

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The new drug has just been given a unanimous recommended approval by an FDA advisory panel, according to a report from CBS Pittsburgh. That doesn't mean it's approved just yet, but it sounds like it's on its way, and science is on its side: MRI scans showed decreased fat over several weeks.

It bears noting that the injections are best suited for people who have "good skin tone," and the product "will not tighten loose skin, but will shrink a small pouch of fat." Still, a treatment like this, that is reportedly going to be non-invasive, low risk, and requires little to no down time is obviously in demand. Not to mention that it's a welcome alternative to the current, far more costly options: It'll run you anywhere from $800 to $2,500 to get a neck lift or liposuction.

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What's more, the dreaded double chin happens to the best of us -- sometimes, not even necessarily as a result of being overweight, but simply luck of the genetic draw. Some people can work out and eat healthy til the cows come home, and they'll still have one! Or ugh, maybe their issue is compounded by "tech neck."

And it can totally be a source of trounced self-esteem! After all, whether we're taking selfies, FaceTiming, or having actual in-person face time, our faces and chins often lead the charge in our first impression. For that reason alone, it makes perfect sense why someone would want to try this fat fighter.

On the other hand, like any other kind of plastic surgery or injectable cosmetic drug, it runs the risk of being something people use and abuse, because they feel pressured to fit some sort of absurd pie in the sky ideal. It runs the risk of being something offered to people who would simply do better to have certain emotional, mental, or health-related issues addressed. 

But c'est la vie! The pursuit of physical perfection won't soon cease. And from the looks of it, the tools we have to secure perfectly sculpted looks are only going to get more and more targeted and advanced.

What do you think about this new advancement? Would you try it?


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