So you say you've always wanted to have a more defined jawline and less chin fat. You do chin exercises consistently and try to eat a well-balanced diet, but nothing is really helping. Frustrating, isn't it?
The truth is, chin fat is one of the hardest things to reduce on your body. It's not something that can be removed in a short period of time, and some people have more than others.
But that's where coolsculpting comes in.
Coolsculpting is a procedure that's been in the cosmetic world for quite some time now. It's helped many people remove unwanted fat on their chin quickly and safely.
This article will explain the coolsculpting procedure, how it's used for chin fat removal, some coolsculpting results to expect, and much more. As always, we highly recommend getting medical advice for any procedure from your health professional.
What is Coolsculpting?
Coolsculpting is a non-invasive procedure that can help reduce fat in the chin area. The coolsculpting procedure is the only FDA-approved way to remove fat without the use of surgery. But without surgery, you might be wondering if the results are even comparable.
If that's the case, then you would be happy to know that coolsculpting actually shows results very similar to surgical techniques such as liposuction.
Coolsculpting is performed on many parts of the body, but preferably on those that have a sizeable amount of pinchable fat. One of the most common problem areas that clients look for when considering coolsculpting is the chin area. Chin fat reduction is one of the hardest weight loss-related things to do.
Your genetics determine where your body likes to store certain amounts of fat. While you might try to diet and exercise the stubborn fat off, your body might reject this and instead, the fat will come off other areas.
To counteract this, coolsculpting works to reduce the number of fat cells in the chin instead of trying to expand or shrink them. Expansion of fat cells happens during weight gain, and shrinking occurs during weight loss. Since your body predetermined the amount of fat cells on your specific body parts, coolsculpting is the best method of chin reduction.
How Does It Work?
You might be wondering how the procedure works without even using surgery. Well, coolsculpting's method actually lies within its name.
First, your chin gets reviewed by a medical professional. The technician or doctor marks the skin on your chin with a pen and begins the coolsculpting procedure. Anesthesia is not necessary for coolsculpting.
The technician applies a gel pad to your skin to protect it before anything else. A technological device (called an applicator) cools the fat cells under your skin so they are unable to receive the nutrients they need to grow. The extra cells might be suctioned out during this procedure, depending on the doctor's practices.
Coolsculpting for the chin takes about 35 minutes. Some common side effects for the chin area include tingling, stinging, and tenderness.
Over time, the cooled (crystallized) fat cells die off and get naturally removed from your body. This all happens during a process called cryolipolysis. The remaining fat cells condense, which results in a smaller layer of fat.
Benefits of Coolsculpting
There are many benefits to coolsculpting that often go unnoticed. The primary ones have already been disclosed: the procedure is minimally invasive and does not require any type of incisions or cuts. It is a quick procedure and can be done in a doctor's office without needing to go under sedation.
The procedure is also FDA-approved and has also been proven to yield about a 20% fat loss in the chin area. Because of the minimally invasive nature of the coolsculpting procedure, the risk of an infection occurring is almost zero.
Here are some additional benefits to coolsculpting:
- It works with almost all skin types
- There is no downtime required after the procedure is finished
- Damaged or frozen fat cells are permanently removed from your chin rather than shrunken
- The procedure does not harm nerves, muscle fibers, or blood cells
Results to Anticipate
Coolsculpting results are not immediate but rather happen over time. The highest results occur around the 8- to 14-week period and can vary depending on how much fat was present on the chin.
Because the coolsculpting procedure works to destroy fat cells, the results will last a lifetime. There is no reduction in the size of the fat cells, but rather they are destroyed during the process. Because of this, coolsculpting is one of the best methods for fat removal.
Recovery time is also minimal and should only take a few minutes. During this time, you should massage the area to promote the fat cells to move around and rearrange.
Please keep in mind that coolsculpting should not be considered for patients with certain diseases or illnesses such as cold agglutinin disease or paroxysmal cold hemoglobinuria. Talk to your doctor to see if coolsculpting is safe for you.
Finding Out if You're Eligible for Coolsculpting
Patients who are eligible for coolsculpting are generally within 20 pounds of their ideal body weight already. Since coolsculpting is used to reduce stubborn fat, it should not be a substitute for large amounts of fat reduction.
Patients who are within the recommended range of their ideal weight but still have bulges of excess stubborn fat on their chin are the most ideal candidates for coolsculpting.
Chin coolsculpting cost is usually over $1,000 but can vary depending on the amount of fat and clinic you get it done. We highly recommend giving us a call and booking a consultation to get the best price for your specific needs.
Finding the best Coolsculpting Centers
Many offices offer coolsculpting services these days. However, you need to work with highly rated and trusted professionals in the craft. That's why the Park Slope Aesthetic Center in Brooklyn is here to help.
Dr. Rubinshteyn is licensed to practice in New York and has been working with coolsculpting since 2011. She makes sure to stay up to date with the newest technology in the field and will not disappoint you with her work.
There's a reason our office boasts a 95% satisfaction rate with our coolsculpting practices. If you want to achieve your desired results quickly and safely, visit our website to book your consultation or give us a call at 718-369-0019 today!