When will Kybella be available? Any potential off label uses? Costs?

I was wondering when it will become available and what its potential cost will be. Also could this be used in the lower cheek region, particularly right above the jaw to get rid of stubborn cheek fat?

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Kybella has been available since July 2015.  It is done in the office to reduce fat under the chin. I would not recommend placing Kybella in the lower cheek region due to the potential for nerve damage.
Kybella is individually priced according to the doctor you see.

Rockville Dermatologic Surgeon

Kybella is available now

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Kybella is now available in select offices- we will be offering Kybella at the Larrabee Center beginning at the end of next week.

Cost varies based upon the physician's office as well as the amount of product and number of treatments recommended. We offer free consultations in our office, as do many others. I would recommend having a consultation so that the cost estimate can be customized to you. That said, the treatment is fairly pricey and ranges $1200-2000 per session. It usually takes 2-4 sessions to achieve the desired result.

It cannot be used in the lower cheek, because there are nerves in that location that control your smile. Best of luck!

Meghan Nadeau, MD
Seattle Plastic Surgeon

Kybella is available at select practices

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Kybella is available at select practices across the country currently. The cost per vial varies according to geography, ranging anywhere from $600-$1000 per vial. Most patients will need 1-3 vials per session, and 2-4 sessions, depending on the amount of fat that needs to be reduced. Currently, it has only been approved for use to address fat in the neck. There is concern for irritating or injuring the facial nerve if it is injected in the lower cheek/jowl region right above the jaw, as you have described. Hope this helps!

Sarmela Sunder, MD
Los Angeles Facial Plastic Surgeon
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ATX-101 availability

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This interesting treatment for submental/double chin fat had quite good data in clinical trials, although a few treatments may be needed over a few months, and there is some pain and swelling involved with it. It should hopefully be out in the next 1-2 years, and there will likely be lots of off-label uses for other areas with stubborn fat, from localized areas under the eyes perhaps, to larger stubborn fat areas in the abdomen or hips.

Benjamin Barankin, MD, FRCPC
Toronto Dermatologic Surgeon

Kybella Availability in Newport Beach!

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KYBELLA®, now FDA-approved,  is used to improve the appearance and profile of moderate to severe fat below the chin --often referred to as a “double chin .1, 2 or 3 treatments might be needed 4-6 weeks apart depending on individual needs.
We suggest an analgesic for mild discomfort and swelling at the time of the visit and send patients home with ice packs and a chin strap to improve the recovery time!  The costs will vary based on the amount of area needing treating .

#doublechintreatments   #Kybellatreatments   #chinfat

Kybella now Available

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Thankfully, Kybella is now available in the USA and likely Canada. It is currently FDA approved for helping to improve double chins. The issue with treating in the face is the spread of the product and fibrosis afterwards.
This is useful in the chin when performed carefully but in the face, it could be risky because the solution might affect neighboring muscles and nerves.  Hopefully, over time the cost for the product will come down allowing this to be used for abdominal fat and love handles, but at this time, procedure is only cost effect for small areas like the chin. I hope this was helpful. You can look at the Kybella site to see if there is someone in your area who is approved to offer this treatment.

Adam Scheiner, MD
Tampa Oculoplastic Surgeon
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ATX-101(Kybella) is available now

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Kybella is now available to practices that have been specially selected by the company. We are currently one of a few practices in the Washington, DC area to offer this. Depending on where you live, major urban regions are charging about 1500 dollars per treatment. Currently it is only FDA approved to use in the submental region for the "double chin." The results are fantastic.

Michael T. Somenek, MD
Washington DC Facial Plastic Surgeon

ATX 101 is an injectable that will reduce or eliminate the double chin or submental fullness - Williamsville, NY

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ATX 101 has been cleared by the FDA for eliminating submental fullness, also known as a double chin. It is an injectable made from deoxycholic acid by Kythera Pharmaceuticals.

It is interesting to note that 7 out of 10 'consumers' are bothered by this problem and this is going to be a game changer for many, who do not desire liposuction. It can be done in the comfort of an office with no down time.

What makes it very interesting is that a very recent study showed that TEXTING and playing computer games causes this problem.

As in any product or procedure, as time goes on, its use elsewhere in the face and body will be evaluated. 

We are very excited about using ATX 101 and plan to incorporate its use in our Medical and Laser practice at Advanced Aesthetic Medical Spa in Williamsville, NY. 

Kybella is Available Now

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Kybella is currently available in many physician practices. Kybella is the only FDA-approved injectable treatment that destroys fat cells under the chin to improve your profile. It is important to note that the only area that Kybella is FDA-approved for is the under-the-chin area. 

The cost for treatment varies, based on many factors, including the city you are in, the number of treatments needed, etc. In my practice, patients can save on these treatments by enrolling in Allergan’s Brilliant Distinctions® Rewards Program. By becoming a Brilliant Distinctions® member, you’ll earn points on your KYBELLA® treatment, which can be redeemed for savings on future treatments.

Richard Cashio, MD
Daytona Beach Plastic Surgeon

Kybella Availability and Uses

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As of press time, Kybella is already available and is being offered in many facilities and clinics. It is often used for small double chins. Though it has not yet been approved to be used in other areas, Kybella is still being utilized for other parts of the face where there is fat gathering. Nevertheless, I personally do not recommend for Kybella to be used in other areas until it is approved or there is science showing its efficacy .

The cost of it varies and will be depending on the number of treatment that a specific individual may need, expertise of surgeon, as well as location and country. Commonly, a couple of injections will give a satisfactory result. However, others may need a couple more than the usual. It is highly suggested that you consult a surgeon directly for a more precise cost estimate. Every individual is different and complete assessment will give the doctor an idea about what your personal needs and preferences are, rendering a more accurate estimate of Kybella cost.

Robert W. Sheffield, MD
Santa Barbara Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 23 reviews

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