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 17

Coolsculpting for the Chin

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

Summit Emergency Medicine Physician
5.0 out of 5 stars 20 reviews

Is the CoolMini treatment safe for my brain?


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
5.0 out of 5 stars 45 reviews

Safety of CoolSculpting

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 99 reviews

Coolsculpting the chin

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
5.0 out of 5 stars 44 reviews

Coolsculpting for the chin

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
4.6 out of 5 stars 54 reviews

CoolSculpting Safety

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.

Jeffrey Hartog, MD
Orlando Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 59 reviews

CoolSculpting Double Chin Safety

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 9 reviews

Coolsculpting of the neck

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 7 reviews

Coolsculpting Submental Fat

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

Coolscultping on Chin Not Dangerous--Combine with RF (Vanquish, Venus Legacy), Cellutone for Fat Reducing

There is not evidence of a brain effect. Coolsculpting is great for the submental area and shoud be combined with radiofrequency treatments such as Vanquish/Venus Legacy/Exilis and z wave/x wave/Cellutone to maximize results. See an expert. Best, Dr. Emer

Jason Emer, MD
Los Angeles Dermatologic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 159 reviews

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