Double chins are quite common, but this doesn’t mean it’s a feature you should live with.
Double chins appear when fatty deposits start building up underneath the chin. These fatty deposits tend to stick to the middle of the neck but they can also extend out to the sides of the neck and jaw. As the fat pushes against the skin, it changes the angle between the chin and the neck, which is particularly noticeable from the side and can look worse when a person looks down.
To get rid of a double chin, you need to reduce the amount of fat in that area. Fortunately, there are several ways that you can do this.
Double Chin Treatment Options to Consider
Double chin treatment specialist, MIRA Clinic, takes us through the options that are available to people who want to contour their neck and chin area.
This non-surgical laser treatment uses a flat applicator to destroy unwanted fat cells under the chin, which your body then naturally eliminates through your lymphatic system. Most patients require at least two treatments spaced six weeks apart but no recovery time is necessary. Patients can expect at least a 20% reduction in excess fat in this area after a series of SculpSure treatments.
CoolMini forms part of the CoolSculpting system that uses controlled cooling to eliminate unwanted fat cells. CoolMini is an attachment that is used to treat tricky areas such as the chin. Patients can expect some mild swelling and discomfort after their treatment but recovery is still more pleasant than surgery. Multiple treatments will be required to achieve the desired result.
Kybella is an injectable treatment that breaks down unwanted fat cells under the chin. The injections contain a unique blend of ingredients, many of which occur naturally in the body, which helps the body to eliminate excess fat. Patients can also expect some swelling after a Kybella treatment and will need to return for multiple treatments but no downtime is necessary.
- Chin Liposuction
Chin liposuction is slightly more invasive because a small incision is required to complete the procedure. Once the incision is made under the chin, your surgeon will insert a thin tube, which breaks up the unwanted fat cells before they are suctioned out. If there is a fair amount of sagging skin under the chin, you may need to pair the procedure with a neck lift.
- Neck Lift
By removing loose skin underneath the chin, it’s possible to reduce the appearance of a double chin too. As mentioned above, a neck lift often needs to be paired with liposuction to achieve the best results. Bruising, swelling and discomfort are common after a neck lift and patients will need two to three weeks to recover.
- Chin Implants
Chin implants are ideal for eliminating a double chin and strengthening the jawline. Chin implants are also generally paired with liposuction to achieve the desired outcome. There is the option of using fillers to correct a weak chin but chin implants are a more permanent solution.
What about Double Chin Exercises?
If you’ve been looking into double chin solutions, you’ve more than likely come across a few exercises that claim to help with a double chin. Unfortunately, these exercises will more than likely just strengthen your neck muscles and won’t be able to get rid of the unwanted fat cells in this area. At the end of the day, if you aren’t getting rid of the excess fat, your chin will continue to look the same.