F-Shot (Kybella®)

If you feel self-conscious about your “double chin,” (known in aesthetics terminology as submental fullness, or submental fat), the F-Shot can help.  F-shot is a non-invasive medical procedure in which Kybella® is injected under the chin to reduce the appearance of fat in that area.

Patients with this condition feel their double chin makes them look older or overweight.  And, it’s a particularly stubborn fat, which isn’t alleviated through proper diet and exercise.  Dr. Mai’s treatment involves a series of Kybella® injections. This method is much less drastic than having lower face-lift surgery.  The active ingredient in Kybella® is deoxycholic acid, a naturally occurring molecule in the body that aids in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat. Fat cleared from the treatment area is processed through your body’s natural metabolism. When injected into the fat beneath your chin, Kybella® destroys those fat cells. When those cells are eliminated, they can no longer store or accumulate fat. F-shot can also be done in other areas but these are non-FDA approved. Examples of other areas are bra fat, love handles, knee fat, thighs, arms and jowls. F-shot is a great alternative to lipo-suction for those small stubborn pockets of fat.