Coolsculpting for double chin?

I have heard of Coolsculpting procedure for double chin. Is it effective and are the results permanent?

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Thank you for your question. The CoolMini is very effective in treating the fat under the chin.  The treatment provides a 25% to 30% reduction of fat in the area. Most patients find that they need to do more than one treatment in the area. This would be determined with an in person consultation with a local physician. Good luck! 

Delray Beach Dermatologic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 14 reviews

CoolSculpting for Improved Chin Profile

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CoolSculpting has been FDA-cleared for the treatment of fat in the submental area (double chin), which can provide you with a more contoured neck and improved chin profile. The CoolMini applicator is excellent for destroying unwanted fat under the chin in a noninvasive manner; however, it is very important that you obtain an evaluation from a physician to determine if you are a good candidate for the procedure. There are a number of treatments for reducing fat under the chin (such as Kybella) and your provider will best be able to establish a personalized treatment plan. 

One of the primary reasons patients choose CoolSculpting is because the fat cells that it destroys are gone for good. Your improved chin profile, if combined with exercise and a proper diet, should last for a significant period of time, and we have seen promising long-term results with our patients. 

Stanley Kovak, MD
Oak Brook Physician
4.3 out of 5 stars 7 reviews


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Cool Mini is great for double chin. However, in person evaluation is extremely important to decide if you are the perfect candidate for it. Coolsculpting is an excellent form of non-invasive  fat reduction for the right patient. Some applicators take 1 or 2 hours but the new advantage applicators take only 35 minutes and have significantly less risk for delayed onset pain (especially in the abdomen). Results are seen at 2 months and typically 1-3 treatments will be necessary on each area to achieve ideal results. The number of treatments depends on the amount of fat there and the patient's goals.  There is not downtime and the results can be impressive in the right patient. The best candidates are those who are in pretty good shape with areas of stubborn fat that won't go away no matter what.

My best,

Sheila Nazarian, MD, MMM

Beverly Hills, Board Certified Plastic Surgeon



Sheila S. Nazarian, MD
Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 56 reviews

Coolsculpting for a double chin

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Our patients have been very pleased with the results from CoolMini for the double chin.  Once fat cells are treated and eliminated by the body they do not return- so the loss of fat cells is permanent.  Coolsculpting for the chin or body, does not render you immune from weight gain.  If you gain significant weight you may notice some weight gain in your chin area because not all of the fat cells have been removed.  To find out if you are a good candidate, consider a face to face consultation with a Coolsculpting provider, preferably one that is a board certified Plastic Surgeon and can advise you on surgical options if you are not a candidate.  Good luck

Grant Stevens, MD
Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
4.7 out of 5 stars 152 reviews

Coolsculpting Submental Fat

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Coolsculpting is an FDA approved non surgical solution to reducing unwanted submental fat. For best results often 2 treatments are performed 6 weeks apart. We also offer Kybella which is an injectable drug also FDA approved to improve the contour of the submental area.  I would recommend an in person consultation to discuss your goals and candidacy.

Kathleen Morno, MD
Highland Park Physician
5.0 out of 5 stars 1 review

Double Chin Treatment / Laxity-- SmartLipo/VASER/ThermiRF, Botox, Venus Legacy, Kybella, CoolMini

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I find that vaser/thermiRF contouring is better for neck tightening and shaping, with less downtime than coolsculpting or kybella.  Please see an expert.  Best, Dr. Emer.

Jason Emer, MD
Los Angeles Dermatologic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 207 reviews

Coolsculpting Mini Produces Improvement in Your Double Chin That Lasts

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We offer the Cool mini as a non-surgical alternative to liposuction for the right candidate. We also offer Kybella and often use the two to develop customized surgical alternative to surgical options. For optimal results, 2 treatments are generally required. The treatments are separated by 4-6 weeks. If there is mild to moderate skin laxity, combining the treatment with Ultherapy is an option. I would visit with a board certified plastic surgeon in your area who offers all these options to discuss what is best for you. Best regards,Andrew Lyos MD, FACSTexas Medical Center, HoustonThe Woodlands

Andrew T. Lyos, MD, FACS
Houston Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 65 reviews

Coolsculpting to get rid of that double chin

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Coolsculpting wit the Cool Mini applicator is an excellent way to non-invasively get rid of that double chin.  Coolsculpting essentially freeze the fat cells and helps flatten the area underneath your chin.  To get the best results, you need to do 2 treatments spaced 4-6 weeks apart.  Please visit with a board certified PS who offers Coolsculpting.  Best wishes,Dr. BasuHouston, TX

Chin Reduction

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We provide several methods for reducing chin volume.  Certainly Cool Sculpting's Coolmini works very well on  patients and is generally permanent for the fat cells that have been destroyed.. We usually offer two or three CoolMini procedures for most patients We also offer Kybela which is an injection procedure repeated over three sessions Lastly we have an RF device which is minimally invasive,; a small probe is inserted into the chin and the fat is heated.  Because we offer several choices we feel we can make the best assessment for what will be the most effective given the particular patients' circumstance.  The good news is, double chins can usually be eliminated with today's technologies.  Dr. Adrienne Stewart M.D. FAA D

Adrienne E. Stewart, MD
Denver Dermatologic Surgeon

CoolSculpting's Cool Mini for non-surgical fat reduction and neck contouring

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Dear Luchaboo:The CoolMini for CoolSculpting of the neck works fabulously as a limited and non-invasive procedure. If used "off label", it has provided pleasing contour of the jawline and reduction of the jowls. Please consult with a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon and Certified CoolSculpting Team to provide proper examination, options to suit your requirements and proper selection and placement of the CoolSculpting applicators for the best possible result. Using the CoolMini, we have seen better than 30% improvement and skin shrinking with submental and jowl or jawline neck contouring. Those fat cells lost from this process are gone but the other 70% of fat cells in the area treated and other body areas can grow without reducing or expending calories!
All the best!

Dean P. Kane, MD, FACS
Baltimore Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 103 reviews

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