by Bharat Kothakota, MD MPH
After months in the gym and healthy eating, it can be frustrating when you’re still left with stubborn pockets of fat. One of the most common areas for stubborn fat collection is the chin. While there are both surgical and minimally invasive techniques for slimming the chin, CoolSculpting is a great option for treating the chin because there is absolutely no downtime and it is effective at removing fat and tightening the skin.
CoolSculpting is an FDA-approved treatment that is non-invasive and requires zero downtime. This is preferred over injectables that cause a great deal of swelling or liposuction that involves the use of local or general anesthesia. If you’re looking for the most convenient and non-invasive method to remove the unwanted fat under your chin, CoolSculpting is the answer.
When CoolSculpting was initially developed, the applicators were only made to accommodate larger areas such as the stomach or thighs. Since then, they have made additions to their applicators by creating smaller ones to fit the chin and upper arms. These new applicators are perfect for providing a slimmer chin and neck silhouette; however, you can get the most out of one treatment by using more than one applicator at a time.
Something many patients don’t realize, is that final results continue to develop over the next several months which allows for a more natural and gradual reduction. CoolSculpting has also had updates on its technology and now provides a quicker treatment, only lasting 35 minutes per area.