3 factors you’ll want to consider
Submental Liposuction is a quick, minimally invasive surgical procedure in which cosmetic surgeon Dr. Robert J. Smyth uses strictly local anesthesia to numb the area under the chin, then make a small incision, and use a tiny canula to actually remove the excess fat from that area. CoolSculpting is non-surgical, fat-freezing technology that uses a machine to suction and reduce fat from under the chin.
Which is the better treatment? “It depends on the patient’s age and resilience of their skin, as well as if they have other aging factors of the face and neck such as loose and sagging skin, their budget, and how quickly they want to see results, “ says Dr. Smyth.
What is your age?
Patients in their 30s and 40s whose face and neck skin is still firm and more resilient are typically good candidates for CoolSculpting. This is because their skin is better able to rebound to the smooth look they desire after the fat-freezing treatment.
For patients who are older and have natural signs of aging, such as loose and sagging in their lower face, neck and chin area will typically see best results with submental liposuction, perhaps done in combination with a minimally invasive lower facelift. This combined procedure will allow for removal and smoothing of the loose skin. CoolSculpting cannot remove extra skin.
Which treatment fits your budget?
Submental liposuction typically lasts 10 to 20 years or longer and can even last a lifetime. CoolSculpting on the other hand often requires more than one treatment in order to attain desired results, and future touch-up treatments may be required. Be sure to factor in the cost of additional treatments when deciding on CoolSculpting vs. liposuction.
How quickly do you want to see results?
Liposuction delivers immediate results that can last decades, provided the patient maintains a fairly steady weight over that period of time. CoolSculpting results can take weeks to months to appear.
To learn more about today’s exciting, minimally invasive options for turning back the clock, or to schedule your private, one-on-one complimentary consultation with Dr. Robert J. Smyth, call 513.201.8490. We’d love to meet you.