One of our personal favorite places to treat in clients is the double chin – because it’s the first thing you see in the morning and the last thing you see at night in the mirror. And honestly, there’s not many things you can do to decrease double chin fat without making a dramatic change to your weight. But what if you’re happy with your weight, but you’ve still got a pouch of fat under the jawline? Then what? CoolSculpting® Double Chin Treatment! That’s what!
Before you go “all in” on freezing your neck fat with CoolSculpting® in Dallas, let’s talk about the options available to you.
If you’re doing some research into how to ditch the double chin – there’s 2 proven methods to address “submental fullness”, which is the scientific term for a double chin. There’s surgical methods and non-surgical methods, both of which address that stubborn pocket of fat under the jawline.
Surgical vs. non-surgical methods for chin fat
For clients who are willing to go under the knife, there’s great options to get rid of the double chin and address any skin laxity or skin concerns all in one go. The most traditional method for chin fat reduction is liposuction – and can be combined with a neck lift or a facelift for a more dramatic approach, especially if you’re concerned with skin laxity. If you’re looking for someone to handle the surgical approach, we highly recommend our medical director, Dr. Phillip Dauwe.
But not everyone wants to go under the knife – there’s additional risks and downtime associated with surgery. It’s not the right choice for everyone’s lifestyle. Which is why we love that there are 2 options that are non-surgical that both address unwanted fat under the chin: CoolSculpting® and Kybella.
Both CoolSculpting® and Kybella are owned by the same company – Allergan. Both options address chin fat, and here’s what we’ve gathered from our experiences with each: for smaller pockets of fat (think mild pockets) Kybella can fine-tune and really target those spots. For moderate to fuller necks, CoolSculpting® is the way to go. Both work, but it depends on your starting point and the goal in mind as to which is the better option for you.
There are a few similarities in CoolSculpting® and Kybella – both dramatically improve the chin area, get rid of unwanted chin fat, and leave behind a defined jawline. Both are non-surgical, keeping you out of the OR, and require no anesthesia. Improvement should be noticed in both options after just one treatment, but most patients require a series of treatments to achieve their goal outcome/result. We have found CoolSculpting® to be a better option to get more dramatic sculpting on the chin. Both technologies have side effects (and risks, of course) which include swelling, bruising, redness, etc. which can be discussed at your consultation. Side note – if you choose Kybella, expect some serious swelling (we’re talking bullfrog swelling that lasts for a while).
If you’re considering Kybella, we can give you the names of a few injectors we work closely with when you’re talking with our team in your free CoolSculpting® consultation. We know how important it is to be well-versed in all of the treatments available to you, so we’ve got some basic knowledge and are happy to point you in the right direction so you can make the best decision to achieve your goals. But as a reminder, all we do is CoolSculpting®, Dallas. It’s what makes us unique & special. We’ve got knowledge around our “competition” or the alternative approaches for fat reduction, but we’re a CoolSculpting® dedicated business.
If you don’t like needles, and don’t want major swelling. There’s really only one option left to cover – CoolSculpting®!
CoolSculpting® designed a specific applicator called the CoolMini to fit under the chin and received a clearance from the FDA for reduction of submental fullness, aka the double chin, as well as improvement in skin laxity! The CoolMini applicator is 3 inches long and about an inch wide. It consists of a non-malleable cooling cup using suction, and can be used to target small pockets of fat anywhere in the body, including the jawline.
If you don’t like needles, that’s the biggest difference between the two non-surgical treatment options. Kybella may be an good (or your only) option if you don’t have much fat in that area… It’s really a great option for smaller, more isolated areas or folks with a lower quantity of chin-fat.
CoolSculpting® for Chin and Neck Fat
CoolSculpting® uses controlled cooling to trigger a natural, programmed cell death, called apoptisis. (Read more on How CoolSculpting® Works).
Results take 3 weeks to 3 months to develop and you’ll see an average reduction of 20-25% of the treated tissue, on a bell curve. If you’re looking for a more dramatic reduction, you can have a series of treatments as results can and will compound on each other. Here’s a before and after CoolSculpting® result for mulit-round treatment (2 rounds of treatment, 6 cycles total) 👇🏼👇🏼
CoolSculpting® is FDA cleared for submental and submandibular treatment areas. If you’re reading that and thinking, “what the actual heck?” Stick with me…
Submental means under the chin. Submandibular means under the jawline. If you’ve done research with us, you know that CoolSculpting® is customized based on your unique anatomy – and double chin CoolSculpting® is the same. Everyone carries fat differently throughout the body, and the chin is no different.
To ensure you see a dramatic difference and (more importantly) natural looking results, you need to follow a few CoolSculpting® principles. First, keep in mind that what we leave behind is what you see in the mirror every day. In order to see a natural looking CoolSculpting® result, we need full coverage of the pocket of chin fat.
For some clients, that means 1 handpiece centered straight under the chin. This plan would be referred to as a submental treatment plan. (AKA under the chin) A submental treatment may look like this…
For some clients, that means 2-4 handpieces with an overlap to chisel and define the jawline. This plan would be referred to as a submandibular treatment plan. (AKA along the jawline). The treatment time may look like this…. and yes, you can bring a friend and freeze your chin fat together!
The before and after photo showed above was a submandibular treatment – or along the jawline with multiple handpieces overlapping.
Here’s the deal… Our team is here to guide the conversation and help you visualize and understand the whole process around CoolSculpting® in Dallas. They’ll help you map out the way to ensure maximum contact with the cooling panel and ensure you get full coverage of the entire pocket of chin fat. We’ll customize a treatment plan to your jawline and help you ditch the double chin for good.
Take the next step… and hop on a video call to talk with our team!
Maybe you’re wanting to do some more research… if so, check out this page dedicated specifically to CoolSculpting® the Face, Chin, and Neck.
But now that you you know the options that are available and the basics of CoolSculpting® chin fat – the next step is to schedule a virtual consultation with the Dallas CoolSculpting® Experts at Element Body Lab. Consultations are free – and are done from the comfort of your own home. We offer consultations via FaceTime, Zoom, or even a phone call.
We designed virtual consultations to answer any additional questions you have around freezing away fat for good with CoolSculpting® so you don’t have to make multiple trips to the office. Hop on your video call (you can book online) then schedule your CoolSculpting® chin treatment.
Still have questions? Reach out via call/text at 214-897-3006.
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