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 is only FDA approved to treat the submental region, or the double chin. Further research will be ongoing to see other regions of the body for its potential use. Rhinoplasty, or a nosejob, is typically a surgical issue, although can occasionally be treated with fillers in select cases.
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.
Aesthetic nasal correction are more traditionally surgical interventions, although some available fillers can make improvements to contouring.
Kybella is FDA -approved for submental chin fat destruction only at this time. The safety and effectiveness of its use on other parts of the body have not been studied.
Kybella is FDA approved for reduction of submental fat under the chin. While in the future it may be able to treat other parts of the body, the nose will not likely be one of them. The nose is mostly made of cartilage and bone, not fat. For now, “non-surgical nose jobs” can be done with fillers to temporarily change the shape of the nose, and anything more dramatic will require surgical intervention.
Most cosmetic nasal corrections are typically surgical interventions, although occasionally fillers can make improvements in some cases.
Kybella is FDA- approved as a non-surgical injection treatment for improving the appearance of moderate to severe
submental fullness, commonly referred to as double chin.
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Kybella is a synthetic
form of deoxycholic acid, which is something naturally produced in our own
body. Deoxycholic acid produced in the body helps absorb fat cells.
Kybella is a cytolytic drug, which when injected into tissue physically destroys
the cell membrane. When properly injected into submental fat, Kybella destroys
fat cells getting rid of unwanted double chin fat. This makes it a perfect non-surgical option to Liposuction
As with Kybella, other non-surgical options for shaping noses - such as fillers- are options to surgery.
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I love it when patients think ahead of the game (one of the reasons I love teaching, my students and residents keep me on my toes for sure)!
The structures that need to be modified in a nose job are cartilage and bone, neither of which are affected at all by deoxycholic acid, the active ingredient of what is now known as #Kybella. Less importantly, the current diffusion characteristics of ATX-101 are such that one would not be able to limit it to relevant areas of fat small enough to sculpt the nose even if fat were the target tissue.
Thanks for your question!
Kybella is used for dissolving (melting) fat cells in targeted areas of the body. It is currently approved for fat beneath the chin, also known as submental fat. I don't foresee Kybella being approved for use in the nose for rhinoplasty procedures. Typically in a rhinoplasty the surgeon shapes cartilage and bone in a very precise manner to help achieve the desired results, injecting Kybella would not have the same type of effect and degree of precision. Thanks for the question.
Allergan is currently testing new uses for Kybella so in the future we may see other areas injected with Kybella. However, it is only FDA approved now for injecting the fat under the chin. Best, Dr. Green