CoolSculpting® is a highly-popular body contouring treatment. The procedure is appealing to many men and women who are looking to rid themselves of stubborn diet and exercise resistant fat without surgery or downtime. CoolSculpting® is now FDA-approved for fat reduction in 8-unique areas and can be done in a short, pain-free in-office visit.
Previously, CoolSculpting® was only able to contour larger areas such as the abdomen, flanks, hips, thighs, and buttocks. However, the developers have since created the CoolMini adaptor. CoolMini is able to combat hard-to-reach areas such as the upper arms and yes, that dreaded double chin.
The CoolMini procedure is performed identically to that of traditional CoolSculpting® treatments. Dr. Gallaher uses a patented handpiece to deliver cryotherapy technology deep below the surface of the skin. The short blasts of freezing energy help break down and rupture bothersome pockets of fat. Once fat cells are damaged, your body begins to naturally expel them through metabolic processes.
Results are not immediate with non-surgical fat reduction procedures. It can take time for your body to absorb and rid itself of dead cells. In most cases, you’ll start to see a noticeable improvement to your profile in about 2-3 weeks. Continued improvement will gradually occur over 4-6 months.
While some patients are happy with their results after just one CoolMini session, most need multiple treatments to achieve their desired results. Mild to moderate under-chin fat can often be reduced with two treatments. CoolMini sessions are spaced 1-month apart to allow your body to metabolize cells effectively. If you’re looking to lose the double chin for a big event, you’ll probably want to start treatment at least 1-2 months beforehand.
The good news is, CoolSculpting® results are long-lasting. Existing fat cells that have been treated are unable to return. Maintaining healthy lifestyle choices can prolong the outcome of your procedure and keep you looking great for a long time to come.
During your in-person consultation, board-certified surgeon Dr. Gallaher will assess your candidacy for CoolSculpting®. Chances are, if you’re bothered by under-chin fat and are looking for a completely non-invasive option with zero downtime, CoolMini can help.
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Interested in learning more about CoolSculpting®? Schedule your consultation today with Gallaher Plastic Surgery & Spa, serving Knoxville and Powell, TN. Simply fill out the contact form on this page or give us a call at (865) 671-3888.