I am thinking of "CoolSculpting" to remove double chin. Can it be effective? (Photo)
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CoolSculpting can be used to target submental fullness with the CoolMini applicator. While there are some providers that say the skin is stimulated to tighten with treatment, it is currently unknown whether this is true. CoolSculpting, Kybella, and liposuction are all common procedures for reducing submental fullness. Consult a board-certified plastic surgeon to determine the best option for you to achieve your aesthetic goal. Good luck in your research!
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.
However, if you have a lot of excess skin, coolsculpting can not take that away completely.
Sheila Nazarian, MD, MMM
Beverly Hills, Board Certified Plastic Surgeon
Coolsculpting of the Neck
You appear to be a great candidate for Coolsculpting. Unlike liposuction, Coolsculpting with the cool-mini will not create more skin laxity. Consider Thermage with the Cool-mini for the best results. Best, Dr. Green
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Thank you very much for your question and photographs. From your pictures, it would appear that CoolSculpting may not provide the improvement you are seeking for your ‘double chin’. CoolSculpting’s CoolMini is designed to eliminate unwanted submental fat below the chin, however it cannot address excess, loose skin. I recommend that you schedule a consultation with an experienced, board certified plastic surgeon. At this time, he/she can perform an in-person examination to explain the best options to improve your ‘double chin’.
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CoolSculpting is a great way to reduce the fat under your chin with no down time. However, it will not tighten significantly loose skin. If your skin does not have enough elasticity to snug up against your neck after the treatment, it will still sag. In this case you would need a neck lift instead. The neck lift surgery can include removing excess fat at the same time.
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