Taking an in-depth look at how to get rid of your double chin.
Taking it on the chin
Regardless of gender, all of us want to have a chiselled-looking jawline but it’s not always possible. Both men and women can develop an extra layer of fat under the chin, resulting in what’s commonly known as a ‘double chin’. While it’s not bad for your health, it can damage your self-esteem.
Let’s take a closer look at some of the more common causes of the dreaded double chin:
Common Causes of the double chin
Unfortunately, none of us can turn back time, and ageing is unavoidable. As we get older, our skin loses elasticity and the resultant excess skin under the chin can result in a double chin.
Many of us inherit certain distinctive features from our parents and grandparents and, sadly, they aren’t always good. Just as genetics play a part in some conditions and diseases, people whose ancestors had noticeable double chins, are likely to inherit the same tendency.
A healthy diet means balancing the amount of intake with the amount of energy expended. If you consume more calories than your body needs, it’s likely that you’ll start to put on weight. While some find the weight collects on their hips or waistline, for others it heads straight to the chin.
If we spend a lot of time at a desk, the chances are that our posture is negatively affected. Being in a stationary seated position for long periods can even affect the muscles in the neck and chin. As these weaken, the evidence of a double chin tends to increase.
Double Chin Treatments
Just as there are various causes of a double chin, so there are numerous approaches to getting rid of one. Let’s look at some of the most common ones:
- Double Chin Exercise
There are several different exercises you can try which focus on the muscles in the face and neck and can help reduce the problem. Some of the most popular include whistling at the ceiling and kissing the sky. Sounds like fun, doesn’t it?
- Double Chin Injection
Just as medical knowledge and techniques continue to evolve, so do cosmetic treatments and surgeries. An increasingly popular approach to Double Chin removal is through the injection of fat reducing compounds. This is becoming an accepted alternative to surgical procedures like liposuction.
- Double Chin Surgery
If that extra fold of fat is seriously stubborn, you might want to consider double chin surgery. Surgeries such as a neck and face lifts are a common way to deal with a persistent double chin that remains steadfast in the face of both diet and exercise. Another effective surgical method is liposuction which removes the unwanted flesh and sculpts the jawline to create a younger contour.
Choosing the right treatment
It goes without saying that changes to your lifestyle should be the first port of call in dealing with a double chin. Stretches and exercise complemented by a diet that is low in carbohydrates, fat and sugars can have a dramatic effect on your appearance. They can even go some way to eliminating the first stages of a double chin.
If these measures aren’t as effective as you’d hoped, the best bet is to contact a reliable cosmetic doctor, like those at Zen Medispa, and book an appointment to discuss the options available to you. Remember that your first appointment is just a consultation and you don’t have to commit to any procedures you’re not comfortable with. Getting expert advice, however, can help you come to the right decision and find the treatment that’s going to work best for you.
The most important thing to remember is that a double chin isn’t something you have to live with for the rest of your life, and a simple treatment or procedure could change your outlook on life and give you a more positive body image.
Take the first step towards boosting your self-esteem by booking an appointment today.
Frequently Asked Questions
What treatments are available for a double chin?
At Zen Medispa, we offer our patients two options for double chin removal. Vaser liposuction is a mildly invasive surgery
that both removes the excess fat under the jaw and tightens the skin around the face. Fat-dissolving injections is a
preferable treatment for those who don’t want surgery. These non-invasive injections help break down the fat under
the chin, which may reduce the appearance of a double chin.
How do fat-dissolving injections work?
The use of fat-dissolving injections is also called lipolysis and the treatment is designed to destabilise the fat cells, causing
them to breakdown and release their fat content into the body. Once this has occurred, the body will naturally break
down and remove those fatty deposits through its normal kidney and liver function. This non-invasive treatment can
produce dramatic effects, although four to five sessions are usually required.
Do fat-dissolving injections have side effects?
Although safe and relatively painless, some patients will experience bruising, swelling and redness around their chin after
receiving fat-dissolving injections. It’s recommended that you try to schedule your treatments for the end of the working
week so the side effects have time to subside before you must return to work. The tenderness and inflammation
usually go away within a couple of days, that can leave you looking healthy and slim.
Are the results from fat-reducing injections permanent?
Once you’ve been through five sessions of fat-reducing injections, you should have the firm jawline you’ve always
dreamed of and, the great news is, it’s here to stay! The results of fat-dissolving injections can be long-lasting,
changing your facial profile for the rest of your life, as long as you maintain a healthy and active lifestyle and stick to a
Is Vaser liposuction safe?
Vaser liposuction is a common treatment and is safe, with procedures being constantly fine-tuned to reduce pain and
diminish the possible side effects. As it is an invasive procedure, there are some risks involved in therapy but these are
greatly reduced if you attend a reputable clinic, like Zen Medispa, where your treatment is carried out by an experienced
professional in a sterile environment.