CoolSculpting has been cleared by the FDA for use in the submental area to treat double chin. A double chin can make you look older than you actually are. Using the CoolSculpting system in this area can give a youthful appearance to your face.
A physical exam will be performed initially to determine if you are an ideal candidate for this procedure. Once it has been determined that you will benefit from the CoolSculpting procedure, photos will be taken of the submental area focusing on the double chin. The targeted area in the submental region will be demarcated. A gel pad will be applied to the undersurface of the chin and then the specially contoured CoolSculpting applicator designed for the submental area will be used to draw in the excess tissue for administration of controlled cooling to selectively destroy fat cells. The treated fat cells die and are eliminated through the body naturally. No other cells or structures of the body are affected by the CoolSculpting procedure. The cooling process should take about 45 minutes. After treatment, the submental area will be massaged for about 1-2 minutes for faster recovery.
As cool sculpting is a nonsurgical procedure, there is no downtime and you can return to activities of daily living almost immediately. Some people experience a sensation of fullness at the back of the throat which will resolve within a few days or weeks. You will notice positive changes in your appearance within 3 weeks with the most dramatic improvements within 2-3 months. Your new appearance will motivate you to make positive changes to your lifestyle after the procedure.