Reaching over eight million treatments worldwide*, Coolsculpting® is the no.1 non-invasive body-contouring treatment†. But is Coolsculpting® effective at removing a double chin?
According to research from our parent company, Allergan, 73% of people are concerned by an area of stubborn fat under their chin. As a result, 35% of sufferers shy away from photos and over a quarter of men grow a beard to hide theirs. Here, we’ll explore how and why Coolsculpting® double chin removal can help sculpt the chin and neck area.
How does a CoolSculpting® chin fat procedure work?
Based on over 20 years of research, CoolSculpting® uses a process called cryolipolysis (fat freezing) and is a way of targeting stubborn pockets of fat without needles or invasive surgery. Medically chin fat or a double chin is referred to as submental fat, if you attend a CoolSculpting® clinic this is what your practitioner may call it.
The CoolSculpting® applicators have a vacuum, which gently pull the stubborn chin/neck fat inside, ready to be cooled. The applicator then chills the fat cells, causing them to crystallise (freeze) and be destroyed. Over the next three months following your treatment, your body’s inflammatory clearing process naturally disposes of the dead fat cells.
Does CoolSculpting® hurt? Some patients may experience a tugging sensation as the double chin fat is pulled into the applicator, but most find this to be relatively painless. Specific to double chin treatment, patients may also find it more difficult to swallow or talk; if you find this uncomfortable on placement of the applicator let your practitioner know, as they will be able to address this with you and a find a more comfortable position. Your practitioner will talk to you about what to expect during and after the procedure, but some patients do experience a slight swelling and tingling on the area for up to a fortnight after the treatment has taken place.
Why is a CoolSculpting® double chin treatment effective?
Many of the patients that are treated have tried diet and exercise to get rid of their double chin, and whilst we wholly recommend incorporating these healthy habits into your everyday life, there can still be stubborn pockets of fat that won’t shift on this alone. But why?
When you exercise or diet, your fat cells will eventually shrink, holding less fat, but they won’t disappear completely, and you cannot choose where you lose that volume of fat. That’s where CoolSculpting® can help. CoolSculpting® kills and removes stubborn fat cells in targeted areas, which when combined with healthy lifestyle choices, can help stop the fat returning in that area.
CoolSculpting® is a procedure that’s based on over 20 years of research and is cleared under the FDA’s guidelines. That’s not to say you should put the brakes on a healthy lifestyle after your treatment, as fat can return in other parts of your body. It’s simply that CoolSculpting® can help if you’ve put the time and effort in to feel more confident and still haven’t seen results.
How much does chin fat removal with CoolSculpting® cost?
The cost of chin fat removal through CoolSculpting® depends on the individual. In most cases, booking an initial consultation with a clinic providing CoolSculpting® is free, during which they will answer any questions you may have. You’ll also get your own individual treatment plan with costs.
What results can I expect?
CoolSculpting® is a long-lasting treatment. Results typically appear two to three months after the procedure, but they can continue long after, with fat cells disappearing until the six-month mark. As you’ll see from our before and after gallery, many people who have had CoolSculpting® on their double chin look much more sculpted in the face and neck area.
Don’t shy away
No one should have to shy away from photos or grow a beard to hide the parts of their body that make them feel self-conscious. We want you to feel as comfortable in your own skin as possible. That way, you can get on with what matters in life. Get in touch with a CoolSculpting® clinic and find out how CoolSculpting® can help you feel more confident.
* As of July 2019. Patients may require more than one treatment to reach desired outcome.
†Based on HCP tracking market research in the US, UK, Germany, Canada, Brazil, China and Australia (n=526), and global market research of the overall body shaping and skin tightening market