The FDA has approved the sale of Kybella, an injectable drug that dissolves fat cells.
Last month, we reported that an FDA panel had recommended approving deoxycholic acid, a new wonder drug that could make sticking your neck out in selfies a thing of the past. Now, it's officially gone through, and deoxycholic acid (renamed the much sexier "Kybella") will go on sale starting in June.
Kybella is the first ever non-surgical solution to a double chin. It works by dissolving the membranes around fat cells, so the contents are reabsorbed into the body. All it takes is for your dermatologist to make a series of small injections under your chin. It takes five minutes, heals in days, and requires no bandages. Side effects include swelling, bruising, and temporary numbness.
Sound too good to be true? Well, it's not covered by insurance, and the company isn't saying how much it will cost. Also, there's one big catch: you'll lose the double chin you worked so hard to acquire. You may be embarrassed by that chin now, but for all you know, pretty soon it'll be all the rage. Everyone who wants to be seen as cool will be flaunting their double chins for the whole world to see. That's what I'm counting on, anyway:
My chins, my choice.