FDA Approves Injections to Treat Double-Chins

The drug called Kybella is injected under the chin and destroys fat cells.
1:37 | 04/30/15

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sexually charged band traditions. The fda has approved a new procedure for people that have a so-called double chin. It's not without risk, including potential nerve damage and facial paralysis. Linzie Janis explains. Reporter: This morning, a new drug could transform your double chin from this. To this. The drug called kybella, approved Wednesday by the fda gets injust a seconded under the chin, destroying fat cells. It's really exciting to have a new treatment that's not surgical to address an area that's a problem for so many people. Reporter: 42-year-old Amy has hated her tubl chain since high school. She participated in a clinical trial for the new treatment. Showing us her before and afters. I have put on a few extra pounds. I haven't noticed any of it going to my chin. Reporter: The company that makes the product wouldn't reveal the price. Patients may need the treatment once a month for up to six months to achieve result. It warns, patients should fully understand the risks associated with the use of the drug before considering treatment. You can have swelling and brudsing and some discomfort. You have to speak to your doctor, make sure you're a good candidate. Van insquekter properly trained on how to do the treatment. And no exactly what's in it for you. Reporter: For "Good morning America," Linzie Janis, ABC news, New York.

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