How to reverse fat grafting
Over the last decade fat grafting has become a much more popular procedure. In the right hands it can be an excellent way to add volume to the face or other parts of the body. Unfortunately the survival of the fat is variable and in your case it sounds like too much survived (rarely the problem). Micro lipo with a very small cannula is probably the most precise method for fat removal. Any injectable agent is going to have a variable result and ATX-101 is not yet FDA approved. I recommend that you try the lipo procedure again.
Daniel Medalie MD
This is an interesting question. Currently Kybella is only FDA approved for submental fat deposits. One of the risks with injecting Kybella is the products ability to potentially damage other structures (like nerves) that are close to where the product is injected. In the meantime, I would recommend another round of microliposuction to help address the problem you describe. Best of luck!
Kybella is a great product to dissolve fat. However, it is currently only FDA approved for dissolving submental fat and not yet approved for other areas of the face or body. Best, Dr. Green
Kybella for cheek fat reduction
There are some ways to reduce fat in your cheek and sculpt the face to make it appear smaller. Kybella is only approved for reducing fat under your chin. There are no studies that have evaluted the safety and effects of Kybella for cheek fat removal, therefore, I do not recommend using Kybella in this manner.
Thank you for your question. I would recommend that you visit with a plastic surgeon who can discuss you whether liposuction of the cheeks would be an option versus filling around the cheeks to allow for a more balanced volume distribution in the face. I would not recommend Kybella at this time given the vital structures in the cheek that can be affected.
Kybella is not a good idea for cheeks
I am sorry to hear that you are unhappy with your fat grafting results. Unfortunately, Kybella would not be a good idea in the cheeks for two reasons: first, it may damage your facial nerve, which would affect the movements of your face and second, it may remove too much fat from your cheeks giving you the opposite problem from what you are dealing with now. Microliposuction is the most precise way to address this issue. Best of luck!
ATX-101 or Kybella addresses the submental fullness, which is sometimes referred to as "double chin," in one 15- to 20-minute in-office treatment session. Kybella is the first and only FDA-approved nonsurgical treatment that contours and improves the appearance of your face by destroying the fat cells that sit beneath your chin. I suggest consulting with a board certified facial plastic surgeon to receive the highest quality knowledge, care, treatment and results.
Kyballa Post Fat Transfer
This maybe a potential use for this medication in the future. For now it is FDA approved for the submental area and the safety hasnt been evaluated for use in other areas. I use 5fu/steroid injections to reverse any fat transfer irregularities or issues. Fractional or deep RF help to smoothen out tissue as well. I suggest seeing a cosmetic dermatologist with experience in body shaping and fat transfer. Best, Dr. Emer.
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!
ATX 101 for the double chin - newly approved by the FDA
ATX 101 is a very exciting product that has been FDA cleared for the double chin. As of this writing, it is not yet available for clinical use.
In its initial application, ATX 101 is only going to be used for the double chin and not for any other areas.