Sceptical! Help with CoolSculpting (CoolMini) for chin!
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Coolsculpting Mini Produces Improvement in Your Double Chin That Lasts
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
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.
Sheila Nazarian, MD, MMM
Beverly Hills, Board Certified Plastic Surgeon
Cool mini and NYC
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
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It is not easy to advise as to whether your treatment protocol is the best way to approach your double chin area since I can not assess your 'problem' area. It is possible that more than one applicator be used in one session but is not the most common way of approaching the double chin. The studies were based on one applicator in the centre of the double chin area with a second treatment repeated after about a month. As this applicator is new, the more conservative approach considering your age and what you have described is possibly the one applicator in the centre to be repeated a second time. The most important thing is that you look for a credible clinic with a lot of experience.
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Each CoolSculpt hand piece is a specific size and shape, while each patient comes in with their unique fat distribution and amount. As this Coolsculpting on the body where there may be areas of overlap, the same goes for the Mini. You might also require 2 or more treatments for the best result depending on the amount of fat you have as well. That too would be safe and legitimate.
Good luck with your treatments! The Mini is a great addition to out Coolsculpting options.
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