(ABC News) – The Food and Drug Administration today approved a new drug that promises to get rid of double chins without surgery.
The drug is called Kybella, and it is an injectable substance that dissolves fat under the chin. It is expected to be commercially available in June, according to the company.
“Options at the moment for submental fat [double chins] are [to] cut it out or suck it out,” Dr. Susan Weinkle, a dermatologist in Florida who has been working with the drug in trials since 2007, told ABC News in March when the drug was poised for approval. “However, this is going to be a noninvasive in-the-office procedure that can be performed by your dermatologist and [gets] excellent results.”
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