As we age and our skin becomes less taut and the muscles beneath lose some of their strength, we develop saggy areas. This is how we develop that unwanted pooch on our lower abdomen. Under our jawline, that would be the dreaded double chin.
What CoolSculpting has done for your abdomen it can now do for the excess fat under your chin and other hard to access spots. In addition to our large-scale CoolSculpting panels, at Elite we also have CoolMini™. CoolMini™ is intended for much smaller areas that can’t be treated with the large CoolSculpting panels.
What is CoolSculpting?
Most people have heard about CoolSculpting, the cool treatment that gets rid of stubborn fat by freezing the fat cells. In June’s first summery blog, we delved into the science behind CoolSculpting. CoolSculpting gets rid of stubborn fat effectively and safely without surgery. It is the only procedure cleared by the FDA that utilizes controlled cooling to eliminate fat that is resistant to diet and exercise.
CoolMini = CoolSculpting for your chin
CoolMini™ applies the same principles to much smaller areas such as under your chin. During the CoolMini™ procedure, a proprietary coupling gel is applied to the area under your chin. Once the gel is applied, a vacuum is initiated through the applicator to suction the fat deposit in the area. The key for the CoolMini™ procedure is the applicator, which is optimized to capture and effectively treat smaller fat pockets. For 30 to 60 minutes, the applicator is held there to do the cooling. The result is a cold-induced inflammatory response that ultimately leads to the death of fat cells under the chin. After a few days or weeks, these dead fat cells are absorbed by the body as it heals, resulting in a 20% fat reduction in the treated area. These fat cells are permanently removed, similar to what happens with liposuction, but without the surgery.
CoolMini™ is a hit for a simple reason. The American Society for Dermatologic Surgery in a 2015 survey found that over two thirds of people said they were bothered by a double chin. So, you’re not alone in wanting a slimmer profile under your chin.
Do you want to say goodbye to 20% of the fat living happily under your chin? Call us at Elite Plastic Surgery, (616) 459-1907, and let’s put fat cells under your chin and in other smaller areas under the deep freeze with CoolMini™.