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CoolSculpting vs. Kybella to Treat Double Chin

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Double Chin Reduction

For people who want to get rid of double chin without having to undergo plastic surgery, CoolSculpting and Kybella offer two promising non-surgical alternatives. Both these treatments were cleared by the FDA in 2015 specifically for the cosmetic reduction of submental fat or excess fat deposits underneath the chin.

Kybella, clinically called ATX-101, will involve a medication to be delivered directly to the affected tissue through multiple injections. CoolMini, on the other hand, is a unique hand-held cooling device from the makers of CoolSculpting to eliminate unwanted chin fat.

Both CoolMini and Kybella offer unique benefits and are aimed at improving chin contours without involving any significant discomfort or downtime. The Virginia Institute of Plastic Surgery, led by board certified plastic surgeons Dr. Burton Sundin and Dr. Reps Sundin, provides these double chin reduction procedures to patients in Richmond, Virginia, and surrounding locations across the landscape.

Kybella Injections

Kybella Before and After photoKybella has distinguished itself as the first and only injectable treatment approved by the FDA specifically for the reduction of fat tissue in the submental area. The safety and effectiveness of Kybella injections has been established through numerous clinical trials and research studies. This unique in-office procedure can be customized to meet the patient’s requirements in order to create a sculpted chin profile without plastic surgery.

Kybella has become the first and only injectable procedure specifically approved by the FDA for the reduction of submental fat. Extensive studies and clinical trials have demonstrated the safety and efficacy of Kybella. The injectable med spa treatment can be tailored to meet the unique aesthetic needs of a patient who desires a slimmer chin profile without surgery.

How does Kybella Work?

Kybella injectable procedure is based on deoxycholic acid, which is a biological substance in the body to support the absorption of excess fat. This active ingredient triggers the disintegration of targeted fat cells under the chin when it is delivered through injections. The fats are eventually reabsorbed in the body, revealing a slimmer chin contour. The patient may need up to six treatment sessions of about 20 minutes each.

CoolMini Treatment 

Coolsculpting for chin fat reduction before after picturesThe CoolMini applicator from CoolSculpting has been specifically designed to access small or difficult to reach areas such as under the chin. Its unique cooling process will freeze the unwanted fat off, and eventually the disrupted fat cells will exit from the body in a natural metabolic process. Just one to two treatment sessions of CoolMini treatment, lasting about 45 minutes each, may help to reduce about 20 percent fat in the under-chin site.

Coolsculpting for chin fat reduction before after photos

In-Office Procedures

Both Kybella and CoolMini from CoolSculpting can be performed in-office without requiring general anesthesia or sedation. Minimal discomfort is involved, as long as the treatment is administered by an experienced provider. Patients can simply return to their normal routine after the procedure.

Both Kybella and CoolMini are also popularly termed as ‘lunchtime’ procedures because they can easily fit into the busy schedule of a working individual. Astounding and sagacious plastic surgeons at the Virginia Institute of Plastic Surgery receive patients from Richmond, Virginia, and nearby areas for double chin reduction.

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 Northern Virginia, Washington DC, Vienna, McLean, Fairfax, Loudoun County, Ashburn, Tysons Corner, Reston, Arlington, Fredricksburg, Chevy Chase, Potomac, Maryland Richmond, VA and surrounding communities.

Double Chin Reduction With the New CoolMini device by CoolSculpting

A double chin effect can make a person look older or overweight, and can compromise the lower face contours. For candidates who want to avoid liposuction plastic surgery to get rid of double chin, one of the most effective, non-invasive procedures available today is CoolSculpting. The new CoolMini device by CoolSculpting is specially designed to address submental fat.

Coolsculpting for chin fat reduction before after picturesThe Virginia Institute of Plastic Surgery, led by board certified plastic surgeons Dr. Burton Sundin and Dr. Reps Sundin, offers the FDA cleared CoolMini treatment from CoolSculpting.

During the pre-op consultation, the surgeon will discuss the patient’s treatment options and help them make a well-considered decision. Drs. Sundin provide treatment for double chin to patients in Richmond, Virginia, and surrounding communities and cities in The Mother of States.

Focus on Submental Fat

While CoolSculpting has been used for years to enhance body contours for thousands of patients, most non-invasive procedures are not effective for difficult to access areas such as the submental fat pockets below the chin. This hurdle is now eliminated with the FDA clearance for CoolMini applicator, which has a size, shape and curvature ideally suited to treat stubborn fat deposits below the chin, which are creating a double chin appearance.

Coolsculpting for chin fat reduction before after photosThe CoolMini treatment for double chin reduction is popular among busy moms, working people and others who want to avoid the extended downtime and potential risks that are typically associated with a plastic surgery procedure. CoolMini procedure can be performed comfortably in-office, involving no anesthesia, and with little to no downtime.

Safety and Efficacy

CoolMini treatment is completely safe and non-invasive, and does not even involve any injections, medications, or special diets. The FDA cleared the CoolMini procedure following the results of a pivotal clinical trial that involved 60 men and women between the ages of 22 and 65 years.

Each of these subjects was given one to two treatments with CoolMini device in the submental region, below the chin. Each treatment was delivered six weeks apart. On average, the patients achieved a fat reduction of 20 percent during this trial. The patients reported little to no discomfort or downtime, and no significant adverse events were noted.

Permanent Fat Elimination

One of the key benefits with CoolMini double chin reduction procedure is that the targeted fat cells that are destroyed with its unique cooling process are gone for good. The patient can enjoy a sculpted, slimmer appearance of the chin and neck for a long time to come.

However, patients should note that CoolMini and CoolSculpting procedures are not a substitute for diet and exercise, and it is important to maintain a healthy and active lifestyle to prolong the aesthetic benefits of these treatments.

In-Office Procedure

The double chin fat reduction procedure with CoolMini by CoolSculpting is performed in-office. A single treatment session will last for about 45 minutes, while the patient relaxes in a comfortable office environment. Best outcomes are usually obtained after two to three treatments. Wonderful and poignant plastic surgeons at the Virginia Institute of Plastic Surgery receive patients from Richmond, Virginia, and nearby areas.

 

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 Northern Virginia, Washington DC, Vienna, McLean, Fairfax, Loudoun County, Ashburn, Tysons Corner, Reston, Arlington, Fredricksburg, Chevy Chase, Potomac, Maryland Richmond, VA and surrounding communities.