Injection Offers Option to Slim Down Double Chin Without Surgery


April 30, 2015 | Catherine Saint Louis

NEW YORK TIMES- "...The Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday approved the injection, called Kybella, for the reduction of moderate to severe fat deposits under the chin. The active ingredient, deoxycholic acid, dissolves fat, permitting dermatologists and plastic surgeons to resculpt the chin area without surgery.

“For highly selected patients who have under-chin fat without sagging skin, this will work,” said Dr. Rod J. Rohrich, a professor of plastic surgery at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. He was not involved in the clinical trials.

Dr. Rohrich, editor in chief of the journal Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, predicted that both men and women would want the procedure. “So many consumers don’t want a knife; they want a needle,” he said." Read More