Double Chin

Excessive weight gain, obesity, hormonal imbalances, and other factors can lead to the accumulation of excess fat beneath the chin, resulting in a condition known as submental fullness. This surplus of fat causes the chin to appear doubled, giving the entire facial profile a more rounded and swollen appearance. As we age, fat tends to accumulate in the lower face and clavicular region, leading to a visible double chin. Additionally, poor blood and lymphatic circulation can contribute to an older-looking appearance. Even if you exercise regularly, you may still have a prominent double chin due to genetic predisposition.

Yes, it can be hereditary! If your grandmother, mother, father, sister, or brother already has a double chin, there’s a good chance you inherited it as well. At La Derma Skin Clinic, we offer effective treatments for double chin reduction, helping you achieve a more defined and sleek under the chin and jawline contour. The specific treatment approach will be tailored to your individual needs and expectations, in consultation with our medical professionals.

What is Double Chin?

What is a double chin removal?

Double chin removal, also known as double chin reduction or chin contouring, is a cosmetic procedure aimed at reducing or eliminating excess fat and sagging skin under the chin. A double chin is characterized by the presence of submental fat, which can create the appearance of a “double” chin or fullness beneath the jawline.

There are various methods and treatments available for double chin removal, including:

  • Liposuction: This surgical procedure involves the removal of excess fat from the chin area through a small incision. It is effective for those with significant fat deposits under the chin.
  • Kybella (Deoxycholic Acid) Injections: Kybella is an FDA-approved injectable treatment that contains a synthetic form of deoxycholic acid, which helps break down and absorb fat cells in the chin area.
  • Surgical Neck Lift: In cases where there is both excess fat and loose skin, a surgical neck lift may be recommended. This procedure involves the removal of excess skin and fat to tighten and contour the neck and chin.
  • Thread Lift: A thread lift is a minimally invasive procedure where sutures are used to lift and tighten sagging skin in the chin and neck area.

The choice of method depends on individual factors such as the amount of fat, skin laxity, and the patient’s goals. Double chin removal procedures are typically performed by plastic surgeons or dermatologists and are designed to improve the appearance of the jawline and neck, resulting in a more sculpted and youthful profile. Looking for the double chin treatment? Book an appointment with La Derma Skin Clinic (Best Dermatologist in Kolkata) at affordable rates.

Causes Double Chin

What Causes Double Chin?

A double chin, also known as submental fat, can be attributed to various factors:

  • Age: As you age, the elasticity of your skin naturally diminishes. This loss of elasticity can cause the skin around your chin to sag and become less taut.
  • Excess Fat: The presence of excess fat in the chin area is a common cause of a double chin.
  • Overweight: While not always the sole cause, being overweight can increase the likelihood of developing a double chin.
  • Genetics: Irrespective of your age or weight, a family history of double chins can make you more susceptible to developing one yourself.
  • Anatomy: Sometimes, even if your chin isn’t inherently doubled, a weak jawline or chin structure can create the illusion of a double chin.
  • Poor Posture: Maintaining a bad posture, such as slouching, can weaken the muscles in the neck and chin, leading to the development of a double chin.

Eligible candidate for double chin removal

You are a suitable candidate for double chin removal if:

  • Skin Elasticity and Muscle Tone: Your skin must exhibit firmness and elasticity. Thick, redundant skin with low elasticity is less suitable for this procedure.
  • Visible Fat Deposits and Early Signs of Aging: You should have visible fat deposits that contribute to an older appearance, accompanied by early signs of aging such as sagging skin and wrinkles.
  • Good Physical Health: Both you and your surgeon will benefit from good physical health. It’s important that you lead a healthy lifestyle, are a non-smoker, or are willing to abstain from smoking for a few weeks before and after the surgery, as this is ideal for the procedure.
  • Not Pregnant or Nursing: Chin reduction surgery is not medically recommended during pregnancy or while breastfeeding. Therefore, you should be post-partum if you wish to undergo this procedure.

Health Risks Associated with a Double Chin

A double chin serves as an indicator of underlying health concerns, primarily obesity and potential sleep apnea.

  • Obesity: The presence of a double chin often signifies an issue with obesity, which demands prompt attention to prevent it from escalating into a severe problem. Obesity can lead to serious health conditions such as heart attacks, high blood pressure, and back pain.
  • Sleep Apnea: Having a double chin is also linked to an increased risk of sleep apnea, a condition in which breathing pauses briefly during sleep. Sleep apnea is a significant health hazard, and it is crucial to seek medical advice if you suspect you may be experiencing this condition.

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    No, this procedure is entirely non-invasive and devoid of pain.

    This treatment is highly safe and effective for individuals of all skin types and colors. There have been no reported short-term or long-term health effects associated with it.

    There is no downtime whatsoever, and patients can return to their regular daily activities immediately following the treatment session.

    Individuals in sound psychological and physical health, with a BMI within a treatable range, ideally below 30, who wish to address a double chin concern. It’s important to note that pregnant and breastfeeding women should refrain from this treatment.

    The number of sessions required for each individual varies and depends on their specific condition and cosmetic objectives. Typically, each session lasts for approximately 45 minutes.

    There are no specific precautions necessary, as the treatment is entirely safe and has no reported side effects. However, it is recommended to maintain adequate hydration to ensure the best possible results.