Women and men alike consider a well-defined chin and jawline attractive. That’s one of the reasons submental fullness—the clinical name for a double chin—is among the most common complaints people have about their appearance. So, what’s the best way to get rid of a double chin?
In this blog post, we’ll answer frequently asked questions about the most effective double chin treatments to help determine the best path for you.
Double Chin Treatment FAQs
You’ve probably seen online pop-up ads touting at-home methods for getting rid of a double chin ranging from facial yoga to hand-held massage tools. Even though there’s nothing wrong with these DIY treatments, tempering your expectations is essential. The answer to the questions below explains why a double chin persists and your treatment options.
What causes a double chin?
Many people believe that being overweight causes the appearance of a double chin. Even though the condition is caused by fat accumulating below the chin, some people are genetically predisposed to storing fat in their necks even though they are at a healthy weight overall.
Does losing weight get rid of a double chin?
It’s always a good idea to lead a healthy lifestyle that includes regular exercise and a nutritious diet, but losing weight may not help you say goodbye to your double chin. As noted above, some people tend to accumulate fat under their chin no matter what. And, depending on how much weight you lose, loose neck skin may replace submental fat.
Can you get CoolSculpting Elite for a double chin?
CoolSculpting Elite is well-known as a groundbreaking, nonsurgical body contouring treatment, and it uses a science-backed “fat freezing” technique to reduce fat below the chin. The Curve80/CoolMini™ applicator fits snugly below the chin and chills the fat cells to a temperature at which they die. The temperature isn’t cold enough to damage the skin or other tissue. The body naturally removes the dead cells through its lymphatic system. What makes CoolSculpting an optimal double chin treatment is that it’s noninvasive—no incisions, no injections.
Is there an injectable treatment for double chins?
KYBELLA® is a nonsurgical option for guests seeking to reduce the appearance of a double chin. The treatment involves injecting deoxycholic acid, which breaks down and absorbs fats. The body produces it naturally. A KYBELLA treatment includes multiple injections and requires 2 to 4 treatments to get the desired results.
Is surgery an option?
Neck liposuction performed by a plastic surgeon is a surgical procedure that reduces fat below the chin. Because it involves making incisions and removing fat surgically, the procedure is typically more expensive than CoolSculpting and involves taking time off work to recover.
Our team of advanced registered nurse practitioners can help you decide which treatment is best for reducing your double chin. Krista Mazzarella, APRN, FNP, is an advanced CoolSculpting University graduate specializing in customized treatment plans to maximize results. To meet with a member of our team, request a consultation using the online form or call us at (772) 231-1133 to schedule an appointment.