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Injection May Offer Option to Surgery for Double Chin

Injection May Offer Option to Surgery for Double ChinUT Southwestern Medical Center plastic surgeons of Dallas, Texas today announced they are offering a non-surgical approach to treating “double chins” − the moderate-to-severe fat below the chin using an FDA-approved drug that when injected into tissue destroys fat cells.

The new injection is called Kybella and helps to destroy the fat cells in the submental area, often referred to as a "Double Chin".

“Kybella is identical to a deoxycholic acid, which is naturally produced by the body to absorb fat. Kybella takes advantage of that fat-destroying activity to help eliminate the fat below the chin,” explained Dr. Jeffrey Kenkel, Professor and Interim Chairman of Plastic Surgery, who has begun performing the procedure in Dallas. “This provides a new option to consider for those who are not ready for a surgical fix, but are looking for an answer as to how to get rid of fat beneath the chin.”