Would Kybella Help reduce An Overcorrected Facial Fat Transfer?

Q: Dr. Eppley, Hello, after having read so much and so good about you as a surgeon, I decided to write to you, first of all to see if you can give me your opinion. I had two facial lipofillings, the first one had a great result and I had a success that I had never experienced before, but it was low enough and the surgeon told me to repeat it. in the second lipofilling I now have excess retained fat especially in the area under the cheekbone, in what is the transition under the cheekbone, which makes a cheekbone too big. 

Can the injections of Kybella work? I have photos of myself with a good result, I am very clear where there is excess fat and where it is necessary to lower that excess fat but I do not know if it is possible to do so with Kybella after lipofilling, I do not know. If you could have 3-4 treatments and it took 6 months in total, you would give me one of the best news in the world. I would show you the photos where I have been successful and show you how I am now, I am 34 years old, I don’t know if that works against me. Once again, thank you very much.

A: Thank you for your inquiry and detailing your facial fat transfer concerns. I would certainly agree that the safest thing to do is Kybella injections. No one can say for sure how well they would work in submalar fat transfer reduction but their downside (limited result) is a far better one than the risk of overcorrection. The fact that they are done in a series helps better gauge and control their effects.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana