Combining Treatments for Fat Removal
CoolMini is a revolutionary cosmetic treatment aimed at eliminating the unwanted fat that creates a double chin through cryolipolysis. This controlled cooling treats the extra tissues that can add bulk to the area below the chin (called submental fat), the jawline, and the neck. CoolMini is non-surgical, and evolved from the popular CoolSculpting technique that freezes away body fat at a temperature of 39.2 degrees Fahrenheit.
The technology produces ice crystals in the fat cells it targets, which causes them to die off. The temperature of the cooling process is lower than the patient’s own body temperature, yet still higher than a freezing temperature. Over time, typically a window of three to four months, the cells will be carried away as waste product by the body’s natural cleansing mechanism, the lymphatic system. There are no injections or surgical incisions required during the procedure.
Performed as deep tissue injections into the treatment site, Kybella does not require patients to go under the knife. Once the injected material reaches the adipose tissue, or fatty layer, it effectively destroys the targeted cells. The hypodermic needle used during the procedure allows the specialist to reach the fatty adipose layer of tissue below the skin and improve the region where patients would like to see more definition.
Patients typically see the best results following two to four visits where multiple injections will be needed to treat the fat under the chin as well as jowls or other areas of extra fat and tissue. Kybella is composed of deoxycholic acid, which is naturally occurring in the human body, and prevents fat from re-accumulating from existing cells. The cells destroyed by the Kybella, much like cells treated by the CoolMini, are also excreted through the body’s lymphatic system. Even following weight gain, the results from Kybella remain.
The Newest Technologies Used in Innovative Ways
Both the CoolMini and Kybella procedures were approved in 2015 for the specific cosmetic use of eliminating the double chin, and can be performed together for ideal results. Each procedure offers minimal to moderate results, projected somewhere between a twenty and thirty percent reduction in fat. Contemporary facial plastics specialist, Dr. Rubinstein of Laser & Cosmetic Surgery Specialists, PC has created treatment plans that combine the two different technologies. The CoolMini procedure can be performed first as it requires more skin to enter the Mini attachment. This may be followed by Kybella injections to offer a total makeover of the jawline, eliminating submental fat and creating a more refined look.
Other Ways to Eliminate the Double Chin or Wattle
During a liposuction procedure, fat can be suctioned from below the skin to provide patients with immediate results. A mini cannula is used to enter the skin, guide the doctor to the necessary site, and suction away the extra tissue. Patients will be anesthetized for the liposuction procedure, and may experience some bruising and swelling following the procedure. While there is no projected downtime for the CoolMini or Kybella sculpting procedures, patients who undergo liposuction can expect to clear their calendars for at least a week to fully recover.
Similar to how Dr. Rubinstein can perform other lifting procedures of the face, such as an eye lift or face lift, he can also treat patients through a neck lift. The procedure often combines liposuction of the neck, as well as surgically excising excess skin and other tissues. The muscles may be sutured together to create a tighter base structure of the neck.
While implants may not often provide a total solution to patients who seek to rid their face of their double chin or neck wattle, but when combined with other procedures may provide the best aesthetic outcome. The doctor is able to affix jaw implants or a chin implant in place to create the right type of area volume, resulting in both facial and neck harmony. When volume is removed, it may create a sleeker look, but will not always uncover the wanted curvature of the lower face.
Schedule a Facial and Neck Sculpting Consultation Today
To learn more about CoolMini, Kybella, or other submental fat removal options, contact Laser & Cosmetic Surgery Specialists. Dr. Ran Y. Rubinstein is a facial plastic surgeon that can provide the guidance you need. Please contact us either by email or calling 845-863-1772. Dr. Rubinstein’s practice, Laser & Cosmetic Surgery Specialists, has two locations in New York, one in Newburgh and one in Manhattan.
About Dr. Rubinstein
Dr. Rubinstein has been practicing in the Hudson Valley for nearly two decades, with expertise in esthetic laser producers, facial plastic surgery, nasal, and sinus disorders. The doctor incorporates his medical and surgical knowledge to help patients with their looks, as well as possible improvement of their facial features’ functions. Dr. Rubinstein holds double board certifications from the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, is a member of the American Society for Laser Medicine & Surgery, and is an Assistant Professor at New York Columbia Presbyterian Hospital.