Kybella is a nonsurgical injectable treatment to reduce your submental fat (double chin). It’s the only FDA-approved injectable drug for this purpose. Kybella is the commercial name for synthetic deoxycholic acid. Your body naturally produces deoxycholic acid in your digestive system. It helps to break down fats so they’re more easily digested. Deoxycholic acid is also used as an emulsifier in foods. And it’s a nonsurgical option for lipomas, non-cancerous tumors made of fat cells. People often choose Kybella because it has a lower recovery time than surgery and therefore fewer risks. Kybella shots are also an option for people who aren’t good candidates for facial plastic surgeries like liposuction or a neck lift.