Whether it be due to the increase of social media, zoom meetings, or selfies, no one wants to deal with unflattering neck wattle. However, one of the best known medical procedures to eliminate neck wattle is liposuction, an invasive surgical procedure that most people want to skip. In fact, according to Zeltiq aesthetics, 22.4 million people are looking for non-surgical solutions to eliminate the stubborn fat below their chins.

Fortunately medical technology has allowed for a non-invasive, needle free, and incision free fat freezing treatment that has grown to become the gold standard of non-invasive fat reduction, with over 6 million procedures performed since its FDA approval in 2012. CoolSculpting has grown to become the #1 non-invasive fat reduction treatment for various regions of the body, and with the development of their newest applicator, CoolMini CoolSculpting, is now also the most popular minimally invasive solution to target-eliminate submental fat.

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GET RID OF YOUR DOUBLE CHIN WITH NECK COOLSCULPTING

Well defined and chiseled chin and jawline are visually attractive and are important both for health and self-esteem. Whether it’s hanging out with your friends or taking selfies double chin is very unflattering. A clinical study published by Allergan states that over two thirds of Americans are uncomfortable with their submental fullness, and while it is common, saggy excess fat around the jawline can take a huge hit on one’s self esteem by affecting the most visible part of the body – the face.

Fortunately there is a solution to this stubborn submental fat, a non-invasive medical treatment involving no downtime, no needles, and no anesthesia. CoolSculpting is a patented cooling technique designed to reduce targeted fat in areas such as the chin, jawline, and neck.

Approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2012, CoolSculpting for double chin rests on the principle that freezing subcutaneous fat will cause the crystallization of the treated fat cells, which are then absorbed and excreted from the body through the lymphatic system. The treatment is now one of the most popular minimally invasive fat reduction procedures in the world of cosmetic medicine, boasting reduction anywhere from 20% to 80% of subcutaneous chin fat in more than 6,000,000 patients to date.

WHY DO I HAVE A DOUBLE CHIN?

The development of fat around the chin is a common issue faced by millions of men and women worldwide. The main contributing factors to this submental fat are lifestyle, hence, diet and activity level, and genetics.

While diet and exercise are number one on the list of reasons why you may have a double chin, a large number of CoolSculpting jawline patients have already tried everything within their power to eliminate this fat on their own, such as turning around a sedentary lifestyle, spending hours at the gym, and switching up their diets, with no luck.

Whether your fatty jawline is due to lifestyle or genetics, the bottom line is that these stubborn fatty pockets isolated in the chin area are not easy to get rid of and are sometimes out of our control. As frustrating as this may be, the innovative facial contouring technology of fat freezing allows for the elimination of even the most resistant pouches of chin fat in only 1 – 4 sessions, with no side effects and zero downtime.

HOW DOES COOLSCULPTING WORK ON A DOUBLE CHIN?

In short, cryolipolysis uses the cellular response to low temperatures to kill off fatty tissue below the chin. The treatment itself works through the use of a small applicator using vacuum pressure to draw the fat between its cooling panels, delivering a controlled cooling temperature of -11° Celcius to the underlying fat cells. This temperature leaves the cells to freeze, causing apoptosis, or cell death, without damaging surrounding tissues. Once the cooling cycle is complete, the treated fat cells naturally and gradually are metabolized through the lymphatic system leaving you with a reduction in submental fat within 1 – 2 months. This fat flushing process continues for up to six months post-treatment resulting in a clinically tested 25% reduction of unwanted fat under the chin.

  • CoolMini double chin Treatments in NYC
    CoolSculpting technology comes with a variety of different sized and shaped applicators. The CoolMini neck applicator was designed specifically to treat the submental region of fat accumulation. The applicator’s size, shape, and curvature is an ideal fit for the jawline area, making the fat cooling process a comfortable one.
    With each treatment, you may require 1 – 3 applicators to achieve the best results.
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DOES COOLSCULPTING REMOVE THE DOUBLE CHIN?

Yes! In fact, CoolMini applicator was specifically designed to treat submental and submandibular fat. Everyone wants a smooth jawline and contoured neck. This scientifically validated cooling technology uses cold temperatures to freeze neck fat and destroy fat cells isolated in the chin, allowing them to slowly die off and be metabolized by the body noninvasively.

WHO IS A CANDIDATE FOR COOLSCULPTING NECK FAT?

The ideal candidate for freezing neck fat is a generally healthy individual who has resistant collections of submental and submandibular fat, despite natural efforts to maintain a healthy lifestyle and balanced diet. Patients who have a genetic proclivity for excess fat in the chin area, which may have been present since childhood are all excellent candidates for CoolSculpting jawline. However, those with medical conditions or sensitivities to cool temperatures, such as cold agglutinin disease, are not ideal for the treatment. In addition, any candidate must be prepared to commit to a healthy diet and exercise post-fat freezing, in order to maintain their results.

HOW DO I PREPARE FOR MY CHIN CRYOLIPOLYSIS?

Cryolipolysis does not require any preparation, though patients should avoid NSAIDs such as aspirin before the procedure to reduce the chances of potential Coolsculpting chin bruising. In addition, many patients come prepared with comfortable clothing, a good book, an iPad, or music to stay entertained and relaxed for the duration of the procedure.

WHAT IS THE PROCEDURE LIKE FOR COOLSCULPTING CHIN FAT?

Consultation: CoolSculpting procedure itself is relatively straightforward and starts with an initial consultation with Dr. Schwarzburg for you to receive his professional analysis on your goals and candidacy. Once you are a confirmed candidate for double chin treatment with CoolSculpting you will have your chin fat freezing appointment scheduled.

Preparation: The area to be treated is first santized, then the outline of your CoolMini double chin applicator will be marked to ensure proper placement for the best results, followed by a protective gel pad which is placed along the submental area. This pad acts as a protective membrane to avoid frostbite or cold related burns. The CoolMini CoolSculpting machine is then turned on, your fat is suctioned, and gradually frozen.

CoolSculpting Procedure: This process takes 45 minutes and may be repeated should a second or third cycle be necessary to cover the entirety of the jawline area. Once complete, the treated area  is manually massaged to break up the now crystallized fat cells to enhance the efficacy of the cycle, and sanitized.

One of the major benefits of CoolSculpting on jawline is that it requires zero downtime, meaning that you are free to go immediately after your treatment without any further restrictions.

HOW LONG IS THE PROCEDURE FOR FREEZING DOUBLE CHIN?

Depending on how many applicators are needed to cover the entirety of your submental fullness, the duration of your CoolSculpting on jawline session can vary. Each cycle utilizing 1 applicator is 45 minutes long. Thus, the full treatment time can last anywhere from 45 minutes to 2 hours.

WHAT IS THE AFTERCARE AND DOWNTIME OF CRYOLIPOLYSIS FOR SUBMENTAL FAT?

Because fat freezing involves no needles, incisions, or anesthesia, there are also no side effects associated with your facial transformation process. Occasionally you may experience minor redness, swelling, numbness or soreness around the jawline, which subsides within a few days.

This means that you can hop right back into your regular routine without having to forgo work, exercise, or social activities.

DOES FAT FREEZING DOUBLE CHIN HURT?

Freezing your double chin fat is typically painless. In fact, unlike many other cosmetic fat elimination treatments, this one doesn’t even require any form of anesthesia. The majority of patients do experience a tugging and stinging sensation as the fat begins to cool, though this quickly turns into numbness as the area is frozen. You may experience some slight itching and soreness after your cycle ends, though this is only temporary.

ARE THERE ANY RISKS AND SIDE EFFECTS FOR CHIN COOLSCULPTING?

Because cryolipolysis of the face does not involve any incisions or injections, the associated risks and coolmini side effects are very minimal. Immediately after the cycle you may experience the following transient symptoms:

  • Skin itching
  • Localized tenderness
  • Numbness

Some patients have also described feeling of fullness in the throat after jawline CoolSculpting.

One rare complication causes your fat cells to regenerate several months after your initial treatment, increasing the adipose tissue, rather than reducing it. This phenomenon is called paradoxical adipose hyperplasia. You can significantly reduce your chances of developing any side effects by getting your submental fat frozen by an experienced medical professional.

WHEN WILL I SEE MY COOLSCULPTING CHIN RESULTS?

Your double chin elimination process will become evident within 1 – 3 months after your first fat freezing session. At this point, there will be obvious signs of reduction in your submental fullness. Because this is a gradual process, your body will continue to flush out fat for up to six months.

HOW MANY COOLSCULPTING TREATMENTS WILL BE NECESSARY FOR DOUBLE CHIN?

The number of sessions needed for the ideal CoolSculpting chin results depends on a number of factors including:

  • The patient’s starting point
  • The overall volume the the submental area
  • Tissue density
  • The patient’s individual response to fat cooling

Many patients confuse the number of treatments with the number of applicators needed. A single session may require 1 – 3 applicators for the submental region. Hence, you may end up getting anywhere from 3 – 9 applicators over 1 – 3 sessions.

Most patients are satisfied with their results after just one or two CoolSculpting neck treatments, though there are some cases in which 1 – 3 treatments are necessary for optimal results.

Keep in mind that each session is clinically proven to reduce the treated area by up to 25%.

IS FAT FREEZING DOUBLE CHIN SAFE?

CoolSculpting was approved by the FDA in 2012 and has specifically designed an applicator ideal for the shape and curvature of fat deposits surrounding the chin and jawline. The procedure is non-invasive and requires no anesthesia. You should, however, confirm that you are a suitable candidate for the treatment by consultation with a board certified physician to ensure a safe and effective transformation process.

WHAT PROCEDURES COMPLEMENT COOLSCULPTING FOR DOUBLE CHIN?

One of the primary reasons why many of us want to get rid of those resistant fatty deposits isolated under our chins and jawlines is because we are looking to achieve a smooth jawline and contoured neck. There are several minimally invasive treatments that are frequently paired with this cooling technology to further develop that chiseled jawline including:

  • Kybella is a minimally invasive treatment which breaks down unwanted fat upon injection of deoxycholic acid;
  • PDO threads are used to create a non-surgical face lift, commonly used around the neck, jawline, and jowls;
  • Masseter Botox is injected into the masseter muscles to slim down the lower face;
  • Jawline filler, often Radiesse or Juvederm, can be used to add volume to a less prominent jaw for a sharper outline;
  • Chin filler, typically a Juvederm or Restylane filler, can bring out the chin for an enhanced face shape;

KYBELLA VS COOLMINI FOR DOUBLE CHIN

Kybella and CoolMini neck are often paired to reduce the fat around the chin and jawline. The primary difference between the two is that Kybella is an injectable medicine, while CoolMini chin fat reduction is fully non-invasive. Kybella injections are primarily used for smaller areas of submental fat that will not fit into a CoolMini applicator. Because Kybella involves injections, it is more painful and has more risks and side effects than fat freezing. CoolMini is designed to treat mild to moderate areas of submental fat, with minimal side effects and zero downtime. Both treatment results are permanent.

COOLSCULPTING VS LIPOSUCTION FOR THE NECK

Before CoolSculpting was introduced, the only way to get rid of unwanted fat in the chin area was liposuction. A surgical procedure that also comes with a long list of potential risks and side effects, has 2 – 4 weeks of downtime, and involves anesthesia.

The decision on whether CoolSculpting or Liposuction for the neck is the better option for you is an important one; the following are the distinguishing factors between the two.

  • Liposuction for neck
    Liposuction is a surgical procedure which requires anesthesia, a long list of possible risks and side effects, and 2 – 4 weeks of downtime. It is ideal for overweight and obese patients with immediate and permanent results. You may however end up with loose skin due to the abrupt elimination of fat.
  • CoolSculpting for double chin
    Because CoolSculpting is non-invasive, it requires no anesthesia, minimal side effects, and zero downtime. While the results do appear gradually, the process allows your skin to adjust to the changes in your chin’s size, leaving you without any loose skin post-procedure, with permanent results. Fat freezing is best for patients within 20-30lb of their ideal weight.

The best way to determine which option is best for you is to schedule a consultation with a board certified plastic surgeon who understands the mechanics and technicalities behind both procedures as well as your anatomy and medical history

THINGS TO KEEP IN MIND

For the best CoolSculpting chin results it is incredibly important to go to a reputable provider, preferably a board certified cosmetic physician with experience and extensive knowledge on the human anatomy and freezing technology. While this procedure is non-invasive, going to an inexperienced or unqualified provider could put you at risk for side effects and complications. Also keep in mind that even though the results are permanent, you can still gain weight afterwards.

TAKEAWAY

Double chin removal through cooling technology is an FDA approved non-invasive method to permanently reduce and eliminate stubborn chin fat. The procedure itself takes 35 minutes to 2 hours and may require more than just coolsculpting chin one treatment for optimal results. Each session is designed to eliminate 25% of the treated fat cells over the course of 1 – 3 months. Always consult with a medical professional before undergoing localized fat freezing to avoid the possibility of risks and side effects.

HOW CAN I GET STARTED

CoolSculpting double chin is one of the most popular treatments at Skinly Aesthetics located on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, as cosmetic procedures, including non-invasive body contouring, are growing each year.

Owned and operated by board certified cosmetic physician Dr. Schwarzburg, Skinly offers a variety of minimally invasive body contouring and rejuvenating procedures, many of which can be combined with the CoolMini chin applicator to treat your double chin.

You can schedule your consultation with Dr. Schwarzburg for your chin fat freezing at (212) 774-4264, or email us at info@skinlyaesthetics.com.