If you’re looking to lose a little weight, there’s nothing like a short cut to make the job easier. Americans in particular seem to love the idea of a get-thin-quick scheme. There’s everything from fad banana diets to the use of pills as weight loss helpers. The truly desperate turn to surgery, but it looks as though the knife may not be necessary for fat in a particularly tricky area. The FDA has approved a fat-melting anti-double chin drug for use in the United States.
The drug is called Kybella, and it is a synthetic form of deoxycholic acid, which is naturally produced by the body to aid in the absorbing of fat. The drug works by melting the cell walls, allowing the body to digest the fat and remove it from its current pocketed location. It’s the first approved drug from Kythera Biopharmaceuticals.
Of course, like all drugs, it does have its limitations. the Food and Drug Administration have only approved it for use under the chin (for now). There are also the usual array of side-effects, like swelling, bruising, pain, numbness, redness, among others and possible more serious dangers. Still, it’s nice to know that when you need a little tightness under the chin, you won’t have to resort to the knife.
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