Is your double chin getting in the way of the perfect selfie? How does permanent fat reduction of your chin fat without the need for a scalpel sound?

CoolSculpting is a technique that allows you to remove fat deposits from areas of the body including your neck and jawline while sitting comfortably in a chair. There is no need for an anaesthetic or lengthy downtime and the common side effects associated with surgeries like Liposuction are minimised.

Why do I have a double chin?

Generally speaking, your double chin isn’t caused by eating too many cupcakes or fast food meals. It’s also not associated with the hours you do or don’t do at the gym or even your gender.

More often than not, your double chin is related to genetics or ageing. Just take a look at your family photos; any grandparents with similar profiles? Regardless of the cause, fullness under the jawline and chin can make you look heavier and older than you actually are.

At Cosmos Clinic in Melbourne, both men and women often complain of stubborn fat deposits around their chin and neck area that simply doesn’t shift, even with significant weight loss. Many say they feel they look unhealthy and have become self-conscious about their facial profile, particularly in photos.

Treating the dreaded double chin

In the past, treating double chins has been somewhat challenging. Most people required liposuction or reoccurring injectables to achieve the results desired and improve their facial profile. However, with the introduction of non-invasive treatments such a CoolSculpting, we’re seeing a rise in the number of people correcting this problem.

The CoolSculpting procedure aims to reduce fat in the treated areas of the body through a controlled cooling technique. Using an FDA-approved applicator, freezing cold temperatures are delivered to the site of excess submental fat. In this case around the neck and jawline.

The fat cells are extremely vulnerable to cold temperatures and die off before being eliminated by the body over the course of a few months. Up to 20-25% of the fat is removed providing noticeable results.

Facts you should know about chin fat reduction with CoolSculpting

  • Is CoolSculpting effective for the double chin?
    Yes, you can expect up to 20-25% of fat loss in the treated area.
  • Is the treatment painful?
    No. You may feel some slight discomfort initially when the cold is delivered to the neck area. However, this will disappear quickly and you’ll be able to read, listen to music or work on your laptop during your chin fat reduction treatment.
  • Is CoolSculpting safe?
    Yes, CoolSculpting is considered a very safe non-invasive procedure with minimal side effects.
  • Are the fat reduction results permanent?
    CoolSculpting results are considered permanent. However, if you gain weight, your fat cells can grow in size. This means exercise and a healthy diet are considered integral to your results longterm.
  • How many treatments will I need?
    Unlike Vaser Liposuction, most people require more than one CoolSculpting treatment to achieve the results they desire. This will depend on the extent of the excess fat deposits and how your body responds to the treatment.
  • Will I see the results of my treatment immediately?
    The results of CoolSculpting appear over time as the body begins to eliminate the destroyed fat cells. You may see some results after about 3 weeks, however, final results typically appear 3-6 months after the treatment.