Getting invasive surgery to get rid of fat under the chin has been the go-to procedure, but there is new research for an injectable that can do the same. Getting rid of fat under the chin can be challenging even with the help of diet and exercise. With more research, this new injectable drug can aid in getting rid of chin fat.
New discoveries in cosmetic surgery
If this new injectable drug is approved, this could “offer physicians and their patients a non-surgical option to eliminate fat under the chin, resulting in a thinner and more contoured profile and jawline.” With the research trials, they found that 68.2 percent of subject improvement “of at least one grade from baseline on clinician and patient reported rating scales.” There were other findings such as 80 percent of subjects treated had “at least a one grade improvement in the clinician submental fat ratings regardless of age, gender, race, BMI, Fitzpatrick skin type, and baseline severity.” Those treated with the drug that helps reduce chin fat, ATX-101, noticed an overall improvement with a “thinner and more youthful” looking chin. ATX-101 is formulated from a “purified synthetic version of a naturally occurring molecule that aids in the breakdown of dietary fat.” How it works is it gets injected into subcutaneous fat and “contours the area under the chin by destroying fat cells while leaving surrounding tissue largely unaffected.”
Improvements in plastic surgery
The above article is a good example of the improvements made in cosmetic medicine and Plastic Surgery Procedures. It is always hopeful for research to make plastic surgery easier and less painful for patients. At Dr. Angelchik’s practice, we have all sorts of plastic surgery options to suit different needs. If you want to discuss your plastic surgery needs, contact Dr. Angelchik’s office to schedule an appointment for a consultation.