Overview of Kybella (Deoxycholic Acid Injection) as a Fat Resorption Product for Submental Fat

Facial Plast Surg. 2019 Jun;35(3):274-277. doi: 10.1055/s-0039-1688943. Epub 2019 Jun 12.


There has been an increasing interest in addressing the issue of submental fat (SMF) when it comes to cosmetic medicine. With the rise of social media, video calls, and the now almost omnipresent accessibility of cameras, there is perhaps now more than ever an emphasis on the facial image. Although invasive procedures such as liposuction and neck lift still play a significant role in reducing SMF, the trend toward minimally invasive methods has finally given rise to a single Food and Drug Administration-approved injectable that is both safe and effective: ATX-101, also known as Kybella in the United States.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Chin
  • Cosmetic Techniques
  • Deoxycholic Acid / therapeutic use*
  • Injections, Subcutaneous
  • Subcutaneous Fat


  • Deoxycholic Acid