Kybella® is approved by the FDA for the treatment of under-chin, or submental, fat. Submental fat can be resistant to reduction through diet and exercise alone; thus, Kybella® is an excellent choice for patients who are already adhering to a healthy lifestyle. Kybella’s main ingredient, deoxycholic acid, eats away at fat cells to effectively dissolve them, these results are lifelong. The body’s metabolic processes remove remnants of the fat cells, resulting in a noticeable decrease in submental fat.
Although clinical trials of Kybella® to treat other body areas are currently underway, Kybella® injections are not yet approved to treat fat in other areas of the body.