Kybella™ is a first in class treatment that permanantly dissolves fat from the submental area (under the chin) without surgery. It is FDA approved, and the doctors at Dubuque ENT are proud to be the first in the area to provide this amazing treatment. Deoxycholic acid, the active ingredient in Kybella™ is a natural substance found in the body, and works to destroy fat cells. The treatment is performed with several small injections into the fat tissue under the chin. Over the next several days, the fat cells are dissolved, and the body then clears them and experiences tightening in the area over the next month. A series of 2-3 treatments are required.