Is chin Zeltiq cool sculpting dangerous for the brain?

I read the review of a woman who said she had had a brain freeze for an hour after her treatment. Thank you. Marie

Doctor Answers 18

CoolSculpting CoolMini Applicator FDA Approved

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Use of the CoolMini applicator for reducing fat below the chin has been FDA approved and no occurrences of brain damage were recorded during the clinical trials. If any incidents of brain damage were possible, the FDA would not grant clearance for this applicator. This procedure is a safe and effective way to improve your chin profile, and one of primary reasons consumers choose CoolSculpting is because it is non-invasive without downtime. 

Oak Brook Physician
4.3 out of 5 stars 7 reviews

Coolsculpting for the Chin

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Coolscultping for the chin is very safe. Coolsculpting is FDA cleared for fat reduction in the chin. Please see an expert for any concerns.

Hardik Soni, MD (not currently practicing)
Summit Emergency Medicine Physician

Is the CoolMini treatment safe for my brain?

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The CoolMini applicator by Coolsculpting was FDA cleared for treating the fat in the double chin.  In the clinical trials, all the patients received two treatments.  There was no incidents of any brain damage otherwise the applicator would never have received FDA clearance.  It is a safe and effective way to treat the double chin without shots.


Dr. Liu

Grace Liu, MD
Newport Beach Dermatologic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 52 reviews

Safety of CoolSculpting

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Thank you for your question. CoolSculpting is approved by the Food and Drug Administration for use in the submental area, sometimes known as the ‘double chin’. Their CoolMini applicator has been designed specifically for use in this small area. I recommend that you schedule a consultation with a board certified plastic surgeon, experienced in the CoolSculpting procedure, who can determine if the noninvasive fat elimination technique is right for your needs.

Paul Vitenas, Jr., MD
Houston Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 116 reviews

Coolsculpting the chin

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The double chin area in no way affects the brain.  These methods have been FDA cleared and have undergone rigorous testing.  Coolsculpting is very safe.

Sheila S. Nazarian, MD
Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 56 reviews

Coolsculpting for the chin

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Coolsculpting for the sub mental area or chin is not harmful to the brain. It is safe and FDA cleared for reduction of fat in the chin area. We have been using it successfully for about 1 year. 

Burton M. Sundin, MD
Richmond Plastic Surgeon
4.7 out of 5 stars 62 reviews

CoolSculpting Safety

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CoolSculpting is safe and FDA cleared for the submental area.  Consult with a board certified plastic surgeon to see if CoolSculpting is an option for you.

CoolSculpting Double Chin Safety

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CoolSculpting the double chin using the CoolMini applicator is a safe 45-minute treatment. We have never had anyone report a brain freeze. Best wishes.

Michael A. Zadeh, MD, FACS
Sherman Oaks General Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 10 reviews

Coolsculpting of the neck

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Coolsculpting has been performed all over the world for almost 10 years.  There have been no systemic effects from the treatments seen.  The side effects are localized and include pain, numbness, bruising, and a rare complication of the area enlarging which is generally only seen on the abdomen.  Best of luck.

Kyle Coleman, MD
New Orleans Dermatologic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 11 reviews

Coolsculpting Submental Fat

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Coolsculpting has been around for years. It is a clinically proven and effective non invasive treatment for fat reduction. It is FDA approved for the submental area. Please seek an expert for a consultation to discuss your concerns and determine your candidacy. 

Kathleen Morno, MD
Highland Park Physician
5.0 out of 5 stars 1 review

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