The American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS) showed that in 2014 approximately 68% of people were concerned with chin and neck fat. If you have thought about getting rid of your double chin there are now a variety of solutions available without going under the knife. But how does one decide which solution is best? Two great options are the CoolSculpting Mini and Kybella. And, in a busy practice like Monmouth Plastic Surgery in Red Bank, we have a need for both of these effective options.
|Procedure||Non-Surgical; Injection that dissolves the fat cell’s membrane to effectively kill the cell, which is then disposed of through the body’s lymphatic system.||Non-Surgical; Freezes stubborn fat cells, which the body disposes of through the lymphatic system.|
|How It’s Performed||Series of injections.||An applicator is placed on the treatment area which is attached by vacuum suction and gradually freezes the targeted fat.|
|Number of Treatments Required||Typically 2-3 treatments.||Typically 2 treatments.|
|Length of Treatment||30 minutes per treatment; Second treatment is 6 weeks after the first.||45 minutes per treatment; Second treatment is 2 weeks after the first.|
|Average Cost||Approximately $2,500 (for 2 treatments).||Approximately $2,000 (for 2 treatments).|
|Side Effects||Swelling for 5-10 days, bruising likely to occur.||Swelling for 1-2 days, bruising may occur.|
|Average Recovery||5-10 days.||Redness for 1 hour after treatment; possible swelling for 1-2 days.|
|Results||10-12 weeks.||16-20 weeks (3 months).|
|Ideal Candidate||For all chin shapes and sizes.||Specific chin shape, smaller chin.|
|Tightening of Chin||Minimal.||Minimal.|
|Duration of Results||Permanent, with a sensible diet and exercise.||Permanent, with a sensible diet and exercise.|
*Each individual’s treatment and/or results may vary based on the patient’s anatomy.
So, the bottom line is that for the patient that is concerned about downtime and may be willing to sacrifice efficacy, I may recommend the CoolSculpting Mini. For the patients that want more efficacy but still non-surgical and are willing to tolerate more downtime and swelling, I would recommend Kybella. I foresee that I could mix and match both techniques as well. It is possible to treat a patient first with the CoolSculpting Mini and, as their fat gets localized, then add the Kybella procedure. There is a role for a combination of treatments.
Call Monmouth Plastic Surgery for additional information and to schedule a consultation to see which treatment is right for you at (732) 842-3737.