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Coolsculpting vs. Kybella

Coolsculpting vs. KybellaPeople seeking to mitigate the appearance of their double chin in a non-surgical manner can now choose from two revolutionary, FDA-cleared options.

These alternatives are CoolMini treatment by the manufacturers of CoolSculpting and Kybella injections from Kythera.


The Main Focus

These two procedures are distinct but have the common goal of the removal of unwanted fat tissue underneath the chin and restoration of a chiseled, strong chin and jaw in a non-surgical manner.

Excess fat in the submental area can create the appearance of a double chin causing the neck and face to look unappealing and older. Both CoolMini by CoolSculpting and Kybella are safe and very effective procedures to reduce stubborn fat beneath the chin in a non-surgical way.

The Virginia Institute of Plastic Surgery, led by board certified plastic surgeons Dr. Burton M. Sundin and Dr. Reps B. Sundin, receives patients from Richmond, Fredericksburg, Tysons Corner, Northern Virginia, Washington DC, and nearby areas for body contouring treatments.


How does the Treatment Work?

Deoxycholic acid is the active agent in Kybella, which is a natural substance found in the body to disintegrate and absorb fat cells. Upon being injected into the submental area, Kybella medication breaks down the outer membrane of the fat cells leading to their selective destruction.

The patient will require a series of Kybella injections to eliminate unwanted fat under the chin without undergoing cosmetic surgery. A single Kybella session may last for around 15 to 20 minutes. Most patients accomplish optimal results in three to six treatment sessions.

The CoolMini for the elimination of double chin fat uses the same tenets as the CoolSculpting treatment. This treatment is meant to sculpt the region underneath the chin by freezing fat cells and destroying them through a cutting-edge process known as cryolipolysis.

This process identifies and freezes fat cells with precise cooling temperatures without damaging the skin and muscles. CoolMini targets and annihilates stubborn fat cells in a selective manner. This procedure does not involve any needles, cuts, medications, or incisions and offers long-lasting results.


When do the Outcomes become Visible?

After Kybella injections, the dead fat cells will slowly be absorbed by the body through its natural metabolic processes. The fat cells will melt away in some weeks and revealing slimmer contours. Many patients attain a 50 percent reduction in excess under chin fat in only two treatment sessions.

After the CoolMini double chin treatment, the frozen fat cells break down and metabolize in nearly two to three months. The patient will see immediate improvements and the fat beneath the chin will also reduce further over time.

However, the complete results of a highly sculpted jawline will be visible after many treatments spread over two to three months.  


Ideal Candidates

Kybella may be appropriate for candidates who are at ease with the idea of undergoing an injectable procedure to reduce fat deposits in the submental area.

CoolMini is more suitable for people who want to avoid injections and drugs, and yet attain a moderate reduction of under chin fat in a non-surgical manner. Both treatments are appropriate for people who seek submental fat reduction in a non-surgical way.

Plastic surgeons at the Virginia Institute of Plastic Surgery receive patients from Richmond, Fredericksburg, Tysons Corner, Northern Virginia, Washington DC, and nearby areas for body contouring treatments.
For more information on the surgical and non-surgical procedures and treatments by Board Certified Cosmetic Plastic Surgeons Dr. Reps Sundin and Dr. Burton Sundin please visit

Serving Richmond, Henrico VA, Fredricksburg, Williamsburg, Northern Virginia, Washington DC, Vienna, McLean, Fairfax, Loudoun County, Ashburn, Tysons Corner, Reston, Arlington and surrounding communities.

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