Skeptical! Help with CoolSculpting (CoolMini) for chin!

URGENT! I am a 20 year old female (slim but excess fat around jawline) looking for coolmini on chin area as I don't have a defined jawline. I have had a consultation where the lady told me that i would need two coolmini applicators on in the same session (one after the other on each side of the chin - 2hours in total - rather than 1 applicator directly underneath) with the second one overlapping some of the same area of skin as the first. IS THIS SAfE/LEGITIMATE?? (Hope i explained well)

Doctor Answers 14

Coolmini for Submental Fat!

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Hello Miss Del05,

Coolmini is FDA-Approved for submental fat. Everyone double chin is different. It is common to treat with 2 cycles of Coolmini at a time. This allows for additional fat to be treated along the jawline, with the area of overlap in the center, so essentially that area will be treated twice. The shape of the applicator doesn’t flex or move, this is important for the operator to consider during assessment. Often times Coolmini treatment will require 2 cycles at one session, with a second session possibly recommended. It is important to have the area accurately assessed by an experienced Coolsculpting provider.

Best of Luck!

Dr. Thomas E. Kaniff

Sacramento Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.7 out of 5 stars 25 reviews

Jaw line contouring

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Yes that sounds correct. I think in your description you sound like a good candidate for the treatment. Please see and experienced physician to discuss treatment options.

OK to Overlap CoolMini

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It's perfectly fine and expected to have some areas of overlap when removing stubborn fat with CoolSculpting or CoolMini. If it is too uncomfortable during the
procedure, an adjustment will be made. Please do find a board-certified dermatologist to perform your CoolMini procedure.

Karen Beasley, MD
Baltimore Dermatologic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 3 reviews

Coolsculpting Mini Produces Improvement in Your Double Chin That Lasts

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Hello and thank-you for your question.

We offer the CoolMini as a non-surgical alternative to liposuction for the right candidate.  For optimal results, 2 treatments are generally required. The treatments are separated by 4-6 weeks. Treatments are planned using templates of the CoolMini applicator. For fat localized to the sub mental chin, a single applicator per session may be required.  If there is significant fat more laterally in the neck, 2 or 3 overlapping applicators may be required to produce the optimal result.  We also offer Kybella and often use the two to develop customized a non-invasive alternative to surgical options.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, FACS

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


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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.  We also use the Zimmer Z-wave for improved patient comfort and added results. The best candidates are those who are in pretty good shape with areas of stubborn fat that won't go away no matter what. The amount of applicators one will  need is very patient specific.  

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

Cool mini and NYC

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We have had fabulous results with the cool mini applicator being placed centrally and one treatment.  A follow up treatment may be needed one month afterwards for a larger area.  Best to consult an expert.  It is best to use one single treatment without any overlap.  I would then wait a few months to see if you need another treatment or Kybella for a small area. Best, Dr. Green

CoolSculpting (CoolMini) for the chin

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CoolSculpting has given us an applicator, (the CoolMini), that can be used in the bra fat area on the back, the area by the armpit, the knees, and under the chin. Folks are very excited about this. We have used it in our office and have very nice results. Best to talk with your well trained, experienced CoolSculpting provider to see if you are an appropriate candidate. Tell them what your reasonable goals are. Together you will come up with a plan. The cost will depend on how many cycles you need.

Jeffrey J. Roth, MD, FACS
Las Vegas Plastic Surgeon
4.6 out of 5 stars 17 reviews


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We have had excellent results by using the technique you describe above.  It provides two treatments for the overlapping area in the center, which is a bonus as well.  Not everyone  is a candidate for that, but if you are (based on measuring in your consultation) that is a terrific option.

Depending on how much excess fat you have, many do not require a second treatment.

Melanie L. Petro, MD
Birmingham Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.7 out of 5 stars 31 reviews

Chin area

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Yes, the Coolsculpting procedure can be effective for the submental area of the upper neck. The FDA recently approved the CoolMini applicator for this problem. It is difficult to be sure what you are describing without pictures.  You really do need to go in to be assessed by an experienced plastic surgeon who can properly discuss the full range of surgical and nonsurgical options with you during an in person consultation.

Jeffrey D. Wagner, MD
Indianapolis Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 30 reviews

CoolMini for the chin

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In the largest study done on CoolMini for submental fat, the CoolMini device was placed at the midline.  There was approximately a 20% fat reduction after 1-2 treatments done 6 weeks apart.  While it is difficult to answer your question without examining your chin and the surrounding anatomy, the most common technique uses the midline approach.

Jill C. Fichtel, MD
Columbus Dermatologic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 16 reviews

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