CoolSculpting for the Submental (Chin) Area

A woman before and after coolsculpting from the side
Suzanne Kilmer before and after coolsculpting from the side
Suzanne Kilmer before and after coolsculpting photo

Do you have a double chin that makes you feel embarrassed when going out? Do you want to get rid of it but avoid surgery? If you answered “yes” to these two questions, there is an excellent solution known as CoolSculpting. Not only is this procedure noninvasive, it is also FDA approved, thereby putting your mind at ease.

Since its introduction in 2010, this revolutionary fat reduction treatment has made incredible advances.

Initially, physicians used it to eliminate fat around the stomach but now, it accomplishes the same goal for other areas of the body, including the thighs, breasts, upper arms, back, and, yes, jowls.

Using a gel pad and applicator that gets strategically placed on the targeted area, controlled cooling kills fat cells just below the surface of the skin. Today, millions of people get the results they want with CoolSculpting, and for your double chin, you can, too.

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Can I Treat My Jowls with CoolSculpting?

For both men and women, CoolSculpting provides proven, safe, and long-lasting results when treating jowls. After the treatment, you will notice a difference in a few days and the full effects in about two to three months.

Depending on the severity of your double chin, meaning the amount of excess skin left behind, you might need to consider a skin lift, as well. For that, you can opt for a nonsurgical procedure rather than going under anesthesia, which raises multiple concerns. However, before taking a more drastic route, the physician can perform more than one CoolSculpting treatment.

Can It Improve My Chin Area?

Along with your double chin, any area targeted with the applicator will improve. Therefore, if you have fat cells in additional areas around the chin not related to the jowls, CoolSculpting will help.

How Do I Remove Excess Chin Fat?

When it comes to removing excess chin fat, you have several options. For one thing, you can do exercises that tone the muscles and tighten the skin. Then as mentioned, there is invasive surgery. However, you can also choose CoolSculpting, which for treating this area of the body has proven highly beneficial.

CoolSculpting Versus Kybella for the Chin

Although both CoolSculpting and Kybella are noninvasive approaches to reducing fat around the chin, there are distinct differences that you should understand. Unlike CoolSculpting, which entails controlled cooling going beneath the skin’s surface to freeze and kill fat cells, Kybella is an injectable.

Both of these treatments have FDA approval. With Kybella, the injected solution causes quick destruction and absorption of fat cells. At the same time, this method prevents the accumulation of future issues of fat. As mentioned, CoolSculpting involves fat cells getting frozen and destroyed. For this treatment along with Kybella, dead fat cells eventually get eliminated from the body via the liver and stools.

One advantage of the CoolSculpting procedure for treating a double chin is that recently, the FDA expanded its approval with a small applicator called the CoolMini. For treating jowls and other more restricted areas of the body, this applicator is perfect.

With the CoolMini, the physician can target the submental area, reducing fat cells and fullness. Because there are no needles involved, as in the case of Kybella, and considering that this treatment achieves fantastic results, it has become the preferred method for many people struggling with a double chin.

For both options, the chin area improves dramatically. You will also experience few side effects. Even then, they are hardly noticeable and cause no downtime. Because treating jowls is often challenging, you can expect for your physician to recommend more than one CoolSculpting treatment using the CoolMini.

Will There Be Side Effects on My Double Chin?

While there are some side effects associated with CoolSculpting, they are minimal. The most common include slight bruising, swelling, redness, tingling, tugging, aching, and pinching, along with sensitivity to the skin. However, these side effects will only last a few days before subsiding.

Will It Leave Bruising on My Chin?

You could have some bruising on your chin after a CoolSculpting treatment, but it will go away quickly. If necessary, you can dab on a small amount of concealer and no one will notice.

Will I Be Swollen After My Treatment?

Swelling is among the most common side effects of this treatment, but like bruising, it will only last a few days.

Will My Chin Hurt Afterward?

Following a CoolSculpting procedure, you can expect a small level of discomfort. However, like all the other side effects, that will stop quickly. On rare occasions, some people experience pain. During your consultation, the physician will let you know anything of concern to watch for and report. For discomfort and any pain, over-the-counter pain medication is all you will need.

How Long Does It Take to Remove Jowls?

One CoolSculpting treatment takes between 35 and 60 minutes. As far as how long it will take to remove your jowls, that all depends on the volume of fat involved. Regardless, this procedure is fast, efficient, and safe.

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