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CoolSculpting Chin vs. Chin Lipo: The Pros and Cons

Are you looking to get more definition or reduce stubborn fat under your chin? CoolSculpting and chin liposuction are popular options for getting the facial profile you want. Let’s explore how CoolSculpting chin treatments and liposuction differ and the pros and cons to consider when deciding between them.

What Is CoolSculpting?

CoolSculpting has primarily treated areas like the chest, abdomen, and thighs for years. But recently, it’s become popular for treating the chin as well. It is an FDA-cleared non-invasive procedure that freezes fat cells in the chin and neck area. Once the fat cells freeze, they can’t store more energy or nutrients. As a result, they eventually die and come out of the body via natural metabolic processes. As these fat cells leave the body, patients observe a gradual reduction of fat.

CoolSculpting’s process involves placing a cooling panel on the skin. The targeted cooling freezes and eliminates stubborn fat in the chin without damaging surrounding tissues. Enjoy youthful-looking contours without invasive surgery. Sit back, relax, and let the machine do its thing.

CoolSculpting Chin Before and After: What Are Results Like?*

The results of your CoolSculpting chin treatment will gradually appear over several weeks as your body eliminates the dead fat cells. Most patients see noticeable results within two to three months after their final treatment session.

As with any cosmetic treatment, personal results differ.* But as you can see in our patients’ before and after photos, people enjoy a more contoured, defined jawline. Double chins become less prominent or no longer visible, depending on the patient’s original condition. Men and women report feeling more confident after getting CoolSculpting chin treatments.

Keep in mind that CoolSculpting is a technique-sensitive treatment. Picking a reputable provider like KP Aesthetics will ensure a positive experience. We deliver unmatched, attractive results that last for months to come.

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How Does Chin Lipo Differ from CoolSculpting?

Liposuction is a surgical procedure that removes fat with a suctioning tool. Most people prefer CoolSculpting if they’re a good fit because it’s non-invasive. However, unlike CoolSculpting, which involves minimal downtime, lipo patients must endure a lengthy recovery after the surgery. They also risk getting permanent scars in the incision areas.

Since CoolSculpting doesn’t require incisions or anesthesia, the discomfort level is much more tolerable than lipo. The treatment isn’t painful. You feel a cooling sensation during the treatment. After, you may experience mild redness, numbness, and swelling. But these side effects subside over a few days without interference.

In contrast, liposuction surgery comes with more significant risks (as with any surgical procedure). During recovery, patients can experience infection, inflammation, or other complications that come with incisions.

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Is CoolSculpting or Lipo More Effective for a Double Chin?

Generally, the chin has smaller pockets of fat than the rest of the body. CoolSculpting works well to remove these small amounts of fat, while liposuction is suitable for removing larger fat tissues. However, keep in mind that liposuction has more potential complications and side effects because it’s an invasive procedure.

CoolSculpting is FDA-cleared for skin tightening and reducing the subcutaneous fat cells in the submental region (chin, neck, and jowls). This treatment may be a good solution if you’re looking to tighten up and get a more defined facial profile. Liposuction is effective for fat loss but doesn’t tighten excess or saggy skin like CoolSculpting.

Should I Get CoolSculpting or Chin Liposuction?

Before choosing whether to use CoolSculpting chin treatments or liposuction, you must understand the difference between the two procedures. Both treatments reduce fat deposits in the submental region, but they differ in their approach and results.

CoolSculpting is a non-invasive procedure that targets fat with cooling technology instead of surgery. It banishes stubborn fat localized to the treatment site, which means the surrounding nerves and skin cells remain unharmed. You’ll experience some discomfort at most, but it shouldn’t be intolerable. Resume your daily activities after your session.

Liposuction may deliver better results if you’re after a drastic and instant transformation. But due to its non-surgical nature, CoolSculpting is ideal for people who want to reduce embarrassing double chins and neck fat without surgery, complications, scarring, or infections. While CoolSculpting results may not be as drastic, you can achieve remarkable improvement with several treatments.

How Many CoolSculpting Sessions Does My Chin Need?

Most patients see fat reduction and skin tightening in the submental area after two CoolSculpting chin sessions. Three to five treatments will produce a more impressive result. Each patient is different, and your treatment plan will depend on your goals. Consult a professional to find the precise number of CoolSculpting sessions you need.

Compared to chin lipo, CoolSculpting may require more commitment depending on how many treatments your provider says you need. Lipo is a one-and-done deal but comes with a challenging recovery period. The lack of downtime makes CoolSculpting a more attractive option.

How Long Are CoolSculpting Chin Sessions?

CoolSculpting chin sessions take only around 35 minutes. But the actual time varies depending on your treatment plan.

Before CoolSculpting, consult with KP Aesthetics to determine the best course of action for your cosmetic goals. We’ll assess your facial anatomy and the amount of chin fat you have. From there, we can establish an effective treatment plan, and you’ll get a better idea of the time commitment.

What Does a CoolSculpting Chin Treatment Involve?

CoolSculpting can work wonders in reducing a double chin and contouring the jawline.

Here’s what you can expect if you choose CoolSculpting with KP Aesthetics:

1. Consultation

Before your CoolSculpting chin treatment, you’ll have a consultation with one of our skilled specialists. Fill us in on your goals and expectations. If you’re a good candidate for CoolSculpting, we’ll craft a treatment plan based on your needs and circumstances. This plan will outline the treatment areas and the number of sessions needed to achieve your desired results.

2. Treatment

On the treatment day(s), one of our specialists will place the CoolSculpting applicator on the treatment area(s). During the cooling process, you’ll feel a suction sensation as the applicator draws the skin and fat into the device. Then, your skin will feel cool as your fat cells freeze to death.

During the treatment, you can relax and nap. Some patients may experience slight discomfort or numbness in the treated area. This isn’t a cause for concern and should subside within a few minutes.

3. Massage

After completing the cooling cycle, we’ll remove the applicator and gently massage the treated area. This helps break up the frozen fat cells and increase blood flow to the area.

4. Repeat Sessions

Depending on your treatment plan, you may need more than one session to achieve your desired results. We’ll discuss the recommended number of sessions during your consultation and schedule them accordingly.

When Will the Swelling Subside After CoolSculpting?

Mild swelling in the treated areas is normal after a CoolSculpting session. This happens because the suction pulls the tissue into the applicator for maximum contact during the treatment. Meanwhile, the cooling process targets and freezes fat cells under the skin’s surface. In general, the swelling should subside within a week.

Should I Massage My Chin After CoolSculpting?

Experts suggest that massaging the chin after CoolSculpting has benefits [1]. For instance, it can help facilitate the removal of dead fat cells from the body. This may lead to a more noticeable chin fat reduction.

Massaging the chin can also increase blood flow there, which can speed up the healing process and reduce swelling and bruising. By promoting blood flow, massaging delivers essential nutrients and oxygen to the chin.

While massaging isn’t necessary for success with CoolSculpting, it can help. If you decide to massage your chin after the treatment, make sure not to apply too much pressure or rub aggressively. Doing so can cause further irritation.

How Do I Care for My Chin After CoolSculpting?

Caring for your chin after CoolSculpting is easy, which is why so many people love this treatment. We will walk you through how to ensure a smooth recovery and optimal results. For example, you’ll need to maintain a healthy lifestyle to prevent the remaining fat cells from expanding. Drinking plenty of water will help flush out the dead fat cells.

Who Is a Good Candidate for CoolSculpting Chin Treatments?

One of CoolSculpting’s pros is it’s safe and effective for most people.

Here are some characteristics of a good candidate for CoolSculpting chin treatments:

  •  You have excess fat under the chin that you can’t reduce through lifestyle changes alone.
  •  Your skin is elastic (CoolSculpting eliminates fat, but doesn’t firm up loose or sagging skin).
  •  You’re in good overall health and don’t have medical conditions that could affect the healing process.
  •  You have realistic expectations and understand it’s not a weight loss solution.
  •  You’re committed to maintaining your results with a healthy lifestyle and touch-up treatments.

Is CoolSculpting Painful?

Unlike liposuction, which requires extensive pain management post-procedure, you can expect little to no pain from CoolSculpting chin treatments. After your session, you may experience slight discomfort and sensitivity in the treatment area. But this is normal and will disappear after a day or two.

Does Chin Fat Come Back After CoolSculpting?

You can get new chin fat cells again after getting rid of it, regardless of if you choose CoolSculpting or liposuction. The key to prolonging the results is proper maintenance.

After CoolSculpting chin treatments, the existing fat cells that die won’t come back. But to reap the best long-term benefits, we recommend patients follow a clean diet and stay active. New fat cells can manifest—but with a healthy lifestyle, you can enjoy long-lasting CoolSculpting benefits.

What Are CoolSculpting vs. Chin Lipo Costs Like?

The precise cost of either treatment depends on various factors. CoolSculpting typically requires multiple sessions, but liposuction aims to eliminate all the fat at once. CoolSculpting’s price varies depending on the clinic and your cosmetic goals. Find out how much CoolSculpting will be for you by visiting a reputable provider like KP Aesthetics. A skilled specialist will assess your chin and create an appropriate treatment plan.

According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, liposuction costs an average of over $3,500. This doesn’t include the cost of anesthesia and other potential post-op expenses.

CoolSculpting Chin Treatments in Newtown Square, PA

If you’re leaning toward the non-invasive approach to treating your double chin, visit KP Aesthetics for CoolSculpting. We are the leading provider of CoolSculpting chin treatments in Philadelphia, PA. People in Westchester and the Glen Mills areas visit us for their cosmetic procedures. Get a snatched jawline by calling 484-420-4094 to schedule a free consultation.

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1 Cryolipolysis For Noninvasive Body Contouring
2 Safety, Tolerance, And Patient Satisfaction With Noninvasive Cryolipolysis.
3 Long-term efficacy follow-up on two cryolipolysis case studies: 6 and 9 years post-treatment
4 Liposuction | American Society of Plastic Surgery

Enhanced clinical outcome with manual massage following cryolipolysis treatment: A 4-month study of safety and efficacy, published in National Library of Medicine, Link

Kimberly Costalas, RN at KP Aesthetics.

Kimberly Costalas, RN

Nurse Injector for Cosmetic Medicine and Certified Coolsculpting Specialist
Kim has over 10 years of patient care experience and has been performing aesthetic services since 2011. She trained with the American Academy of Facial Esthetics and has had many private, one-on-one sessions and instruction from Merz Pharmaceutical. She has had extensive, individual training by Zeltiq (the maker of CoolSculpting) representatives and attended CoolSculpting University for further instruction.

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