Usually, humans are only supposed to have one chin. When there’s more than that, you need to start paying attention. A double chin occurs when a layer of fat forms below your chin. It is often associated with weight gain, but you don’t have to be overweight to gain a double chin. A double chin is also related to genetics and aging.
If you want to get rid of it, there are several things you can do (like chin reshaping, which we’ll get into later). These include:
If you’re not into procedures like chin reshaping or surgery, you can start with diet and exercise.
One of the best ways to lose weight is by watching your diet. Here are some tips you may have to follow to avoid accumulating extra fat:
Avoid processed foods.
Avoid fried foods.
Eat four servings of vegetables daily.
Eat three servings of fruits daily.
Eat lean protein, such as poultry and fish.
Eat healthy fats, such as olive oil, avocados, and nuts.
Eat low-fat dairy products.
Replace refined grains with whole grains.
Reduce your sugar intake—practice portion control. As the number drops on the scale, your face may get thinner.
A moderate level of physical activity up to 300 minutes per week, or about 45 minutes daily, is recommended for boosting weight loss. Strength training twice a week can also help burn fat.
While there is no scientific evidence that chin exercises will make your double chin disappear, it’s possible that they could strengthen the muscles and tighten the skin in this area. If there aren’t any indications by your doctor or coach, repeat each exercise 10 to 15 times daily.
A relatively minor problem, such as chin protrusion, may be treated by simple exercises. For example, you may tilt your head back and thrust the jaw forward, which gently stretches and strengthens the muscles in the neck area near the jaw. If done 20 times on three occasions during the day for several weeks, the muscle’s power increases, and it pulls the neck back into a standard shape.
Furthermore, combined with exercise, weight loss may help correct minor and mild cases without chin reshaping.
If the condition needs more than diet and exercise to deal with, then you can consider these non-invasive methods to remove your double chin:
Lipolysis: Also called liposculpture, a kind of chin reshaping, lipolysis uses heat from a laser to melt fat and contour the skin. A local anesthetic may be used to treat the double chin during lipolysis.
Lipolysis does not affect the skin on its own. It does not remove excess skin or increase skin elasticity. Side effects of lipolysis may include:
Mesotherapy: Mesotherapy is a minimally invasive procedure that injects fat-dissolving compounds through a series of injections. It takes 20 to 45 minutes, while the patient’s recovery period depends on the recovery period.
Kybella: The newest treatment recently approved by the FDA is the most effective, at least for a specific condition. Deoxycholic acid, also known as Kybella, is naturally occurring and is released into the intestines after a fatty meal by the gallbladder, then breaks down the fat.
Kybella is a synthetic version that has been explicitly approved to treat double chins. Mixed with a numbing agent like Lidocaine, it is injected under the chin to destroy fat deposits.
If All Seems Hopeless, Try CoolSculpting
If the above methods don’t seem to work, you may be interested in CoolSculpting. Also called cryolipolysis, this new procedure freezes the skin and the tissues beneath it. The fat cells die as they cool down, then the body flushes out these dead cells within a few days. This non-invasive procedure is also relatively painless and utilizes the power of cold temperatures to minimize patient discomfort.
Contact Dallas Surgical Arts right now and set your appointment to try this chin reshaping method! Headed by Dr. Randy Sanovich, we provide cosmetic facial plastic surgery, including facelift, eyelid surgery, brow lift, otoplasty, Botox, Kybella, and CoolSculpting!