Off-label use of Kybella for treating fat in areas of the body beyond submental fullness has had mixed results thus far, according to a speaker at Plastic Surgery The Meeting.

Phil Haeck, MD, a plastic surgeon practicing in Seattle and a past president of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, spoke during the Hot Topics in Plastic Surgery session about his experiences treating various areas of body fat with Kybella (deoxycholic acid, Allergan), which has been approved by the FDA for treating submental fat. He reported mixed results in the treatment areas.

He has seen success using Kybella in reducing fat that is on the border of the pectoral muscle in women.

Haeck also said he uses Kybella to trim small amounts of fat that would remain after breast reduction.

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