• The Injection That Melts a Double Chin

    One year ago - By The Atlantic

    I sat back, exposing the vulnerable area under my chin, bracing myself for the pinch of the needle. I clutched an ice pack, ready to apply it, and looked around as my heart raced. I was about to have vials of synthetic stomach acid shot into my double chin, erasing it, I hoped, forever. The drug designed to treat my “submental fat” is the new cosmetic injectable Kybella, which promises to dissolve fat cells through a series of injections. There's very little downtime, it's noninvasive and nonsurgical, and there's little risk. The drug is the first injectable designed to contour away the...
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