Kybella Injectable Melt Double Chin Fat
In May 2015, The FDA approved a new injectable that melts chin and neck fat. This new injectable opens the door for many people with double chins to find a non-invasive treatment. Prior to this non-invasive treatment, people with turkey neck in San Diego had liposuction or surgical neck lift as the only option to remove the extra neck skin and fat. Submental fullness, which is the medical term for a double chin, is one of the hardest fat deposits to get rid of on the human body.
What is ATX-101?
Kybella is a synthetic equivalent of deoxycholic acid that is marketed under the name ATX-101. Deoxycholic acid is naturally produced by the human body and works on a molecular level to convert stored fat into usable energy for the cells.
In short, ATX-101 is a synthetic version of a natural chemical produced by the body. Its original role is the same, to convert fat into energy and deplete fat stores in hard to remove areas.
Does It Work?
Kybella works by destroying the cell walls of fat cells, which is sort of like dropping a bottle of olive oil in the aisle of a grocery store. Instead of someone paging overhead that there is a clean-up on aisle 5, the body just absorbs the fat that the cells held. So it does melt fat, it is just not as dramatic as it sounds. The results are dramatic, but you don’t have an oil slick running down your neck. The process is controlled, making this one of the easiest ways for a double chin removal in San Diego permanently.
Kybella is Groundbreaking
What is important is that ATX-101 gained approval by the FDA for injection into the neck’s fatty deposits. Before approval by the FDA people outside of the US were injecting all kinds of products to dissolve fat. Those experiments had devastating consequences.
That is why ATX-101’s FDA approval is important. This is the first approved drug to be used as an injectable to melt fat in the neck region. Doctors are first to determine if there is neck fat versus loose skin. The extra skin is usually reduced by the body, but in some cases may require a neck lift. Even with liposuction a neck lift may be needed.
Can Kybella be used on abdominal fat?
At this time, Kybella is only approved to be used on the chin and neck area. It is important to understand that underlying structures such as nerve bundles have to be taken into consideration when opting for this product. This product is an alternative option for those who want liposuction in San Diego.
If you have a turkey neck or double chin and have thought about having a liposuction, you may want to consider this effective minimally invasive option. Schedule a consultation with Laser Clinique and let P. Alexander Ataii M.D. determine if Kybella is right for you.