Beauty

How To Get Rid Of Double Chin

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Many people develop double chins for various reasons. This can be quite embarrassing for some as it does change the appearance of their face to a certain degree. Double chins can make people look older.  Some people become so self-conscious they even avoid certain poses during photos so as not to notice their double chin. Thankfully there are certain measures you can take to eliminate a double chin. 

Double chin, skin rejuvenation on the neck, before after anti aging concept

Why Do You Have A Double Chin?

There are several reasons why a person develops a double chin. This condition is caused by an extra layer of fat that develops just beneath the chin, resulting in the appearance of a double chin. There are several contributing factors that cause a double chin. Some of these include:

  • Diet and Weight

Weight gain and obesity are not always the cause of a double chin however it can certainly contribute to it. When a person consumes a diet that is high in fat, calories, and unhealthy foods, this can directly contribute to a double chin. 

  • Age

As we age, our skin begins to lose its elasticity which can result in the appearance of saggy or extra skin that can contribute to a double chin. 

  • Posture

When the muscles around the neck and chin are not used often enough, they become weakened causing the surrounding skin to lose its elasticity. Poor posture contributes to this factor. 

  • Genetics

Sometimes our gene pool can play a role in developing a double chin. A family history of a double chin or poor skin elasticity can also contribute to a double chin. 

How To Get Rid Of Double Chin Fast

Many people with double chins want to remedy the situation as quickly as possible. Fortunately, CoolSculpting double chin treatments are fast and easy here laserbodysculpting . Coolsculpting is the number one go-to method for double chin removal. The CoolSculpting procedure for targeting stubborn fat under the chin is referred to as the CoolMini. CoolMini is the name of the CoolSculpting device that is used for cryolipolysis for eliminating a double chin. The CoolMini is applied to the underside of the jaw which delivers cold temperatures that freeze, crystallize, and kill unwanted fat cells. These damaged fat cells are then absorbed by the body and then eliminated through the body’s natural waste process. CoolSculpting is a non-surgical, non-invasive procedure that involves no recovery time. 

How To Get Rid Of Double Chin Without Surgery

The thought of going through surgery for some people can be very scary. For this reason, many people look for other methods to eliminate a double chin. Some of these methods include:

Diet

If the cause of your double chin is due to unhealthy eating habits, you can naturally reduce or eliminate a double chin by following a healthy diet.  By eating a diet low in fats and calories but rich in good fats and vegetables you can reduce the fatty layer under your chin. 

Exercises

Sometimes certain exercises can help tighten muscles and skin under the chin. Exercises that can be used for this purpose include:

  • Warming Up

Rotating your head forward and down then back up and rotate your head in a clockwise, circular motion. Then gently extend your jaw forward, then back, to the right, then back, to the left and back. Hold each position for 1-2 seconds. 

  • Squeezing A Ball

In a sitting position, use a 5 to 10-inch size ball, place the ball under your chin and then push your chin down against the ball. Repeat 10-30 times. 

  • Kiss The Sky

This exercise is done in a standing position with your arms relaxed at your sides. Tilt your head towards the sky and try to kiss the sky with your puckered lips as far away from your face as possible. Hold for 5 -20 seconds, relax and repeat 10-15 times. 

  • Gum Chewing

Although this may not seem like an exercise, gum-chewing gives the jaw a great workout. Chewing gum also helps dieters to reduce their caloric intake. Both of these factors can lead to double chin reduction. 

Massaging Tools

Massaging tools are amazing for massaging the double chin area. Massaging tools are also great applicators for serums to boost collagen production. A handheld ionic device massager used in conjunction with a moisturizer or serum can offer impressive results. 

Lymphatic Drainage Massage

Lymphatic drainage massage can be done at home or by an esthetician and is very effective in strengthening the jaw and neck muscles.  When applying your moisturizer or serum at home use your index and middle finger to simply knead and pinch your jawline, then massage your chin moving in an upwards motion towards your earlobes. The movements must be firm, then tap with the back of your hand under the chin. Stick your tongue out as far as you can towards the tip of your nose and hold for 10 seconds. Next, press your tongue against the roof of your mouth and hold for 10 seconds. This can be done 2- 3 times a week. 

Kybella

Those who are not interested in facial exercises, massages or dieting may want to consider injectables such as Kybella. Kybella is FDA approved for the use of excess fat in the submental area, which is located under the chin. It is a non-surgical injection mesotherapy technique that contains deoxycholic acid which penetrates targeted fat cells and eliminates their ability to hold onto fat, destroying the cells.  Full effects of Kybella can be seen in a couple of months following treatments. 

Woman double chin before and after procedures

Plastic Surgery For Double Chin

The most common and best plastic surgery for treating a double chin is neck liposuction. If necessary a neck lift surgery may also be required along with neck liposuction. These procedures when used together can remove excess fat and tighten neck skin resulting in a more defined, firmer chin and neck area. Local anesthesia and general anesthesias are used for these procedures. Plastic surgeons may also consider submentoplasty, a mini neck lift that involves liposuction and small incisions under the chin. Plastic surgery for a double chin does require a recovery time of approximately 1-2 weeks. 

How To Prevent Double Chin

There are certain things individuals can do to help prevent a double chin. You may not be able to totally avoid a double chin but there are some measures you can take to minimize the appearance of a double chin without having to go through plastic surgery. These include:

Diet

  • Practice portion control
  • Reduce sugar intake
  • Eat whole grains rather than refined grains
  • Eat four servings of vegetables every day 
  • Avoid eating processed foods
  • Choose lean proteins 
  • Eat three servings of fruits every day
  • Avoid eating greasy fried foods
  • Choose healthy fats such as avocados, nuts, and olive oil
  • Choose low-fat dairy items

Daily Exercise

  • Participate in moderate physical exercise 45 minutes a day.
  • Do facial jaw, neck, and chin exercises daily
  • Massaging and indulging in facials 

Skin Care

  • Applying collagens, serums, and moisturizers as part of your daily skincare routine can help keep skin in the neck area and under the chin tighter and smoother.