Selfies result in more double chin removals, Denver doctor says

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DENVER -- The president does it. The Kardashians love it. And let’s face it, those in the news post them on social media pages a lot.

Selfies have taken over photo albums and Facebook feeds in recent years, and now one Denver plastic surgeon says it is creating an increase in demand for people’s “double chins” to be fixed.

“Everybody looks like they have a double chin,” said Dr. John Grossman, a Denver plastic surgeon.

Grossman said his office sees “dozens” of people a week looking to reduce their chin size. Grossman said Kybella treatment is the new craze.

“We do it, we wash it and we send them home,” Grossman said.

Kybella is a nonsurgical ejection that after one treatment begins to reduce fat in people’s chins. Grossman said the average cost is about $1,800 a pop, a far cheaper option when compared to lyposuction.

Khloe Kardashian has recently become an advocate for the product and the Food and Drug Administration recently approved the procedure.

When asked if people are just confused by which angle they are supposed to take a selfie -- above the head -- Grossman said, “Well that's true, but even with the correct angle, you may be hiding that double chin."

The FDA warns people should know the risks before engaging in the procedure.

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