CoolSculpting mini and thyroid gland risk?

Is there any risk to the thyroid gland (damage, or other adverse effects) when undergoing treatments of coolsculpting mini for the chin/neck area?

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If cool sculpting is performed by expert physician, then it is safe for the chin area with out any complications regarding the thyroid.  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.

My best,

Sheila Nazarian, MD, MMM

Beverly Hills, Board Certified Plastic Surgeon

CoolSculpting mini and thyroid gland risk?

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Thank you for your question. CoolSculpting will not effect the thyroid gland. Ensure that you are evaluated by an expert. 


CoolSculpting mini

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No, CoolSculpting mini will not negatively effect the thyroid gland when used for submental fat reduction when used by a properly trained provider. The applicator is placed under the chin in the submental region, which is away from the thyroid gland. 

Coolsculpting / CoolMini and Thyroid Gland

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Coolsculping has no effect on the thyroid gland. I suggest you see an expert for treatment and evaluation.  Best, Dr. Emer.

Jason Emer, MD
Los Angeles Dermatologic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 202 reviews

CoolMini Placement

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When treating the double chin the CoolMini applicator is placed just underneath the chin (called submental area). This is above and away from the Thyroid. In the right hands the procedure is extremely safe. Please find an experienced provider for your treatments. Best wishes.

CoolSculpting and thyroid gland

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Both CoolMini and Kybella can be performed without danger to the thyroid gland. Be sure you find a board-certified dermatologist or plastic surgeon whose staff have attended CoolSculpting University.

All the best, 
Dr. Clark

Coolmini and Thyroid risks

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There handpiece is placed much higher than the thyroid gland. It should be of no concern with the treatment. I would proceed without fear.

Steven F. Weiner, MD
Panama City Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 52 reviews

CoolSculpt Mini

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Good question!  This device is designed to treat the submental area, that is the area directly under your chin.  The thyroid gland sits low in the neck and should not be affected by the treatment.  

CoolMini on Submental

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CoolSculpting is great for reduction in the submental area with the CoolMini applicator.  The applicator is placed under the chin and does not affect the thyroid gland.  The cooling does not travel farther than where the applicator is applied.  Make sure you consult with a Certified CoolSculpting Technician to make sure you are a good candidate for this procedure.

Coolmini and Thyroid Gland

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The Cool mini applicator is a fabulous addition to the Coolsculpting applicators.  It is a safe and effective way to remove the fat from the submental area. There is no effect on the thyroid.  Please consult an expert.  Best, Dr. Green

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