Last updated on February 15, 2023
A double chin can be a source of embarrassment for many people, but it is possible to reduce its appearance without the need for surgery. This blog post will explore the causes of a double chin and how to get rid of it without surgery, including dietary changes, exercise, home remedies and cosmetic treatments.
A double chin is caused when submental fat deposits accumulate in the chin area, creating a bulge of skin. This can be due to ageing, genetics, neck and facial structure, obesity, or poor posture. In some cases, it may also be caused by lifestyle habits such as smoking or excessive alcohol or junk food consumption.
In addition to lifestyle habits, double chins can also be caused by certain medical conditions such as hypothyroidism or Cushing’s syndrome. These conditions can cause the body to produce too much cortisol, which can lead to excess fat in the chin area. Additionally, certain medications can also cause a double chin, as they can cause the body to retain water and fat.
Weight loss is a proven method for getting rid of a double chin. As you lose weight, fat will begin to disappear from your entire body, including your chin. Dietary changes can help with weight loss and eating a healthy diet rich in fruits and vegetables, lean proteins, and healthy fats can help promote weight loss and reduce fat in the chin area.
Additionally, avoiding processed foods and sugary beverages can help reduce calorie intake and potentially reduce fat deposits in the chin area. Finally, drinking plenty of water throughout the day can help flush out toxins and reduce water retention in the chin area.
There are a variety of double chin exercises that can help with fat reduction and firming excess skin:
Several home remedies can help reduce the appearance of a double chin:
There are a number of non-surgical cosmetic treatments that can help
Fat dissolving injections involve injecting an acidic substance, which dissolves fat cells beneath your skin, in a targeted area below the chin. The number of treatments required varies from patient to patient, but usually between 3 and 6 are necessary (a month to 6 weeks apart).
The fat that breaks down under the chin will be reabsorbed into the body, with no side effects. Once the fat cells are destroyed, they typically won’t return. They are best suited for someone who has only mild or moderate fat under the chin.
The popular injectables for fighting wrinkles have been very popular for many years to slow ageing, but it’s now also being used as a non-surgical neck lift and can improve the double chin appearance. By injecting muscle-relaxing substances into the problem area of the neck, it’s possible to reduce hanging neck bands very effectively.
Anti-wrinkle injections use very fine needles (sometimes a local anaesthetic can be administered). The results are best on those who have minimal sagging, and an improvement can be seen after as little as 2 days. Treatments are temporary, have a shelf life, and need to be repeated after 4 to 6 months if you want to continue the positive effect.
Ultherapy® Skin Tightening is a non-surgical lifting and tightening procedure that non-invasively stimulates the production of collagen, resulting in skin tightening and lifting for the face, neck and body. This popular treatment is often combined with fat dissolving injections to achieve optimal results.
Below you can find some other FAQs about how to get rid of a double chin without surgery:
A double chin (also known as submental fat), is caused by a buildup of fat in the area under the chin. It can be caused by factors such as weight gain, ageing and genetics.
The length of time will vary depending on the individual and the method used to reduce the fat.
Non-surgical treatments and losing weight through diet and exercise can take several weeks or months to show results, depending on how much weight needs to be lost.
The fastest way to rid yourself of your double chin is to have surgery. However, surgery can be costly, have a significant recovery time and you may experience some common side effects such as bruising, swelling, pain and numbness after having surgery.
Double chin injections work by injecting a liquid into the fatty layers of the skin, which dissolves submental fat. The liquid hydrolyses the wall of the fat cell, making it release its fatty content, which is then released and broken down naturally into the body.
Double chin injections have been used worldwide since 2009 and are considered very safe. There are some possible side effects and you may experience some pain, light bruising or swelling around the injection area for a few days after treatment but this is very common and won’t last long.
Having a double chin is a common condition and is usually just due to a layer of fat forming under the chin. However, on rare occasions, a double chin can be caused by an underlying medical condition such as an underactive thyroid, Cushing’s disease, kidney disorders, salivary gland inflammation and a sinus infection.
Double chin exercises are one of the easiest things you can do to tighten the skin and lose the extra layer of fat around your neck and chin. However, just like with any exercise it’s important that you keep carrying them out consistently for an extended period of time if you want to see and then maintain results.