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New Fat melting injection called ATX-101.. Will this be the future of nose jobs ?

New Fat melting injection called ATX-101.. Will this be the future of nose jobs ? Also what other technics willing me coming out for future advancements for nose jobs in the future . Less pain more accurate results & better nose jobs ...

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Uses for Kybella

I am at the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons meeting in Montreal right now and just had a long discussion with the Kybella people. They will reveal the costs in 2 months but it will be comparable to the cost of chin liposuction. They do not have FDA approval or studies for use anywhere else on the face. It will be widely available in July or August. Can't wait!

With the very little fat in the nose, I don't see a use for Kybella in the nose.


Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon
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ATX 101 for the double chin

ATX 101 is FDA cleared as an injectable to reduce the double chin, not for reshaping the nose. 

I am not sure a nose job would be in the list

Thanks for the question and I think you need to be realistic when you think of what a fat busting drug may be able to do – and I am not sure a nose job would be in the list. I think if you are having concerns with your nose, make sure that you consult with a board-certified dermatologist or plastic surgeon to learn all of the potential treatment options that are available to you for this.

ATX -101 is going to be approved for treatment of the double chin area – and everything else at the beginning will be considered off-label.

Michael Gold, MD
Nashville Dermatologic Surgeon
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I can think of many potential uses for a fat melting injection, but a nose job is certainly NOT one of them.  The nose has very little fat.  It's structure is bone and cartilage primarily. 

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ATX-101 is a formulation of deoxycholic acid which can dissolve fat. ATX-101 would be totally inappropriate and unpredictable in the nose.  Rhinoplasty is a technique to reshape bone and cartilage in the nose, which contains relatively little fat. 

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