Many patients want a body contouring alternative to invasive surgeries that take them away from work, family and social activities. There are a number of non-invasive treatments that do not require incisions and therefore, require no downtime, recovery and produces zero scarring. CoolSculpting is currently one of the most popular treatments for removing the double chin, an area that is very concerning to patients.
How does it Work?
CoolSculpting has been available for about six years and 2 million patients have already tried it. The CoolSculpting body contouring treatment is performed by pinching a couple of inches of excess fat and allowing the applicator to suction it into the device. In the applicator, the temperature will drop low enough for the fat cells to crystallize, at which point they experience permanent death. Throughout the duration of this treatment, most patients will take the time to read, check their email or even relax and sleep until the procedure is complete. It is not painful and requires no downtime or anesthesia.
Who is a Candidate?
This body contouring treatment is intended for individuals that do not have a lot of fat to lose. It is best suited for those that want to target a specific area that has been holding onto fatty deposits. This is why CoolSculpting is ideal for correcting a double chin as oftentimes, even patients in great shape develop a double chin due to aging or genetics and usually, no amount of diet or exercise will eliminate the fat in this area.
How Many Treatments are required?
Treatments are dependent on the patient’s aesthetic goals and body type. There are many factors which can determine how many sessions are necessary to achieve optimal results and as such, a consultation with a professional is always recommended. The sessions themselves last approximately 60 minutes.
The CoolMini is the specific applicator to target smaller areas of the body including the neck for a double chin and, as with CoolSculpting, an effective treatment plan can be best outlined by an expert.
After this body contouring procedure, patients can go home or even return to work the same day. There is no downtime necessary for recovery, and no needles or incisions, making it the ideal treatment for anyone who has always wanted to improve their appearance with a cosmetic treatment but is uncomfortable with the idea of injections or anesthesia.
Are the Results Permanent?
The treatment reduces fat on the chin by 20% and these results can be considered permanent. However, this is not a treatment that will permanently stop an individual from gaining weight in that area so it is important that the patient does not gain a lot of weight after the treatment. Weight gain is usually distributed throughout the entire body but some of this will affect the treated area. Without weight gain, this is an effective and permanent body contouring treatment and patients can eliminate their double chin.
Booking an assessment at the Calgary Institute for Plastic Surgery is the best way to determine if you are a candidate for CoolSculpting and to discuss other types of body contouring procedures that may be better suited or used in combination with this treatment. During an assessment, patients have a great opportunity to ask questions and to receive recommendations for a customized approach that takes their personal needs and aesthetic goals into consideration. Contact us online at calgarysurgery.com or by calling (403)286-4263.