A double chin refers to excess fat under the chin, also referred to as submental fullness. This is typically the result of stubborn fat that is resistant to diet and exercise or skin laxity that hides the jawline. The appearance of a double chin can be present due to a number of reasons.
Both men and women can experience the appearance of a double chin. While age can play a role in the development of a chin, there are also genetic factors that can contribute to its appearance. whatever the cause, a double chin can be bothersome to many individuals. A double chin can be caused by a number of factors including:
With age, volume loss can occur in the face and neck resulting in sagging. When sagging skin is present around the chin and jawline, the appearance of a double chin can occur. As you get older, you’re also more likely to experience pockets of stubborn fat that are resistant to diet and exercise.
The appearance of a double chin is more common in those that are overweight. Eating a diet high in sugars and fatty food and result in pockets of fat virtually anywhere on the body, including under the chin.
Genetics can play a factor in the appearance of a double chin. The appearance of a double chin is made more noticeable for those who have a weaker jawline or shorter chin.
A double chin can appear as a pocket of stubborn fat, or sagging skin beneath the chin. This can hide the contour of the jawline and affect your profile, as well as your confidence. A double chin can leave you looking older than you feel and hide your facial features.
Treatment for a double chin could involve some lifestyle changes like diet and exercise. There are exercises that can target the submental fullness, but stubborn fat that is resistant to diet and exercise might need expert treatment. A double chin that is caused by both excess fat and skin laxity is impossible to completely remedy with diet and exercise alone. BioSpa® offers Kybella fat dissolving injections, heat or radiofrequency energy to tighten and contour, and medical grade neck defining products. In some cases, a surgical procedure like liposuction or a neck lift might be more effective.
One of our experts can meet with you to determine the cause of your submental fullness or double chin and form that treatment plan that is best for you.
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