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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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No role for Kybella in the nose

ATX-101, or Kybella is only FDA approved for use under the chin at this time. It is unlikely that there will be any application in the nose, as the appearance of the nose has to do with the underlying bony and cartilagenous structures rather than fat. In some cases hyaluronic acid fillers such as Juvederm can be used to alter the appearance of the nose without surgery.

Meghan Nadeau, MD
Seattle Plastic Surgeon
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Surgical Advancements

Dear Access19,

Medicine is reaching a fascinating pinnacle of achievement whereby technological advancements are enabling surgeons and physicians to perform procedures that were otherwise impossible. The development of Kybella is a great example as is my pioneering Platelet Healing Gel which harnesses Platelet Rich Plasmas and my innovation for the Weekend Necklift that utilizes lasers. I imagine that Rhinoplasty will become more efficient by welcoming lasers, perhaps by adopting some of the innovation afforded by Kybella and may even benefit from advancements in 3-D printing technology. Amidst the exciting developments of the 21st century, it is hard to say for certain the advancements we will experience and I am very excited just as you are.

Ross A. Clevens, MD
Melbourne Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 51 reviews

Kybella for submental fullness

Kybella is FDA indicated for submental fullness.  I would hesitate to use this on the nose until it is further studies.  At the moment reducing the nose in any capacity is usually more of a surgical procedure.  Some nose concerns, however, can be addressed with injectable fillers.  I would recommend that you visit with a board certified plastic surgeon in your area to address your concerns and see if there are non-invasive options for you.

Kybella Utilization

Thank you for your question. Kybella is an FDA approved substance that reduces submental or under the chin fat. It is not approved for any other area. You should be leary of any doctor who offers Kybella at this point "Off-Label".

It is very new, without a long history, and a Doctor using it for any other area would be experimenting on you as they likely have not had any experience with any other area.

Best wishes.

Greg Chernoff, MD
Indianapolis Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Kybella -- FDA approved for Submental Fat, Non Surgical Option But Still New

Kybella is a form of a liver salt that is syntheic and works to damage fat cells when it is injected into them. In the clinical trials, 2 treatments a month apart had close to 50% improvement in fat reduction with some neck skin tightening/lifting (but this was a secondary outcome). More treatments, gave more improvement. In general it will take 4-6 treatments to get close to 75%+ improvement in most patients. There is pain and swelling during and after injection that can last a few hours to a few weeks/months. I suggest a formal consultation with a physician who is trained and speaks on neck rejuvenation, contouring and lifting. I am one of the few Kybella injection trainers and the majority of my practice is facial and body rejuvenation by fat removal surgical and non surgical options. Some people may benefit better from surgical lipocontouring and get more jawline and lower face improvement, as well as neck lifting, quickly -- within 3 days after the procedure. Kybella is not FDA approved to use in other areas other than the fat pad under the chin/submental area, and use in other areas could be unsafe. Again, please see an expert if you are considering treatment with this new medication. It does offer a great advance in our ability to reduce fat and contour the face. Only a select number of physicians will be injecting this medication at the beginning. It is not useful for nasal cartilage or nasal reconstruction. Best, Dr. Emer.

Jason Emer, MD
Los Angeles Dermatologic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 103 reviews

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
4.0 out of 5 stars 11 reviews

Fat melting not an option for nose jobs

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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