Kybella vs. Coolsculpting Mini: Which treatment has better results for fat under the chin? (Photo)

Which treatment requires less visits to the Dr.? Which treatment has less risk involved? Is it possible for Kybella to migrate to other areas of the face?

Doctor Answers 8

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

In my practice the best outcomes are from vaser/thermi combination but non invasive options like coolmini and kybella can be done to get some improvement but rarely can they contour and shape the jawline.  Best, Dr. emer.

Los Angeles Dermatologic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 190 reviews


This is most likely a matter of opinion.  Personally, I prefer Kybella for the reason that I think it can be delivered more precisely than CoolSculpting.  CoolSculpting comes with a one size fits all neck device to freeze the fat.  Fat which is supercooled with go away.   Kybella can be dosed so that more is give in areas where you have more fat and then tapered into areas where there is less.  For this reason I believe you can achieve more precision and therefore a better result with Kybella which can be adjusted to precisely fit your neck shape and size.

John L. Burns Jr., MD
Dallas Plastic Surgeon
4.7 out of 5 stars 42 reviews

Kybella vs. Coolsculpting Mini: Which treatment has better results for fat under the chin?

If choosing ONLY non surgical options for submittal fat removal, I prefer KyBella injections much over cool mini! Though both have long result times of over 3 to 4 months to see improvements. The KyBella offers better outcomes in my experience. BUT I really recommend a minor under local anesthesia surgery of SmartLipo + Lipo with Thermi Smooth 250 RF sessions. Best to see a few boarded surgeons in person. Regards

Darryl J. Blinski, MD
Miami Plastic Surgeon
4.6 out of 5 stars 173 reviews


Personally, I prefer Kybella for your issue. It is precise. It is extremely effective and frankly, since the results are permanent, it is a good deal. Schedule a consultation with a board certified plastic surgeon in your area to be assessed in person and discuss.


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Kouros Azar, MD
Thousand Oaks Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 33 reviews

Coolsculpting vs Kybella vs Profound SubQ

Thank you for this excellent question. I am excited that we have three options on the market now and I expect many patients will be using one or all three treatment modalities. The Coolsculpting mini will get a broad reduction of the submental fat but has a little more difficult to customize the procedure as there is only one applicator size. Kybella allow for a customized treatment for every patient based on their physical exam. The Profound SubQ allows for some tightening of the neck tissue in addition to fat reduction.  I would visit a plastic surgery a practice that offers multitude of non-surgical options and who can also discuss with you the surgical options.

Young R. Cho, MD, PhD
Houston Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 37 reviews


Thank you for your question. Kybella is the most effective treatment in contouring the jawline because it addresses the problem by addressing submental fullness (or double chin) due to submental fat. I suggest you consult with an experienced board certified facial plastic surgeon.

Best wishes,

Ross A. Clevens, MD
Melbourne Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.7 out of 5 stars 116 reviews

Kybella versus Cool-mini

I have both methods in my office and depending on the fat and distribution I will have a decision based on anatomy.  In a very small area such as yours the cool-mini adaptor will most likely not fit you.  Kybella is an excellent product and it will permanently remove the fat under the chin in two to four sessions.  Please consult an expert. When performing Kybella I often combine it with Thermage to tighten the jowls and lower face as well.  Best, Dr. Green

Michele S. Green, MD
New York Dermatologist
5.0 out of 5 stars 76 reviews

Kybella vs cool sculpting

Thank you for your question

You are a good candidate for Kybella. This is a treatment that includes the injection of a chemical that your body makes, to dissolve fat . It has a high success rate and if done properly a low complication rate.  I hope you find this useful.

Joshua Halpern, MD, PA
Tampa Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 61 reviews

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