5 Possible Causes of a Double Chin

5 Possible Causes of a Double Chin

Under-the jaw-fat, called submental fat, plagues many who have done the hard work to get and maintain a tight, healthy body. This fat is almost impossible to exercise or diet away, but there’s a solution.

Gae Rodke, MD provides double chin treatments with the safe and effective SculpSure® system. This safely “melts fat away” from under your chin, giving you a more youthful appearance.

Double chins can have multiple causes

Double chins can be extremely annoying, especially if you feel self-conscious or judged by other people.

You can get a double chin from any of the following:

1. Obesity

Carrying extra weight can cause deposits to build up in different places around your body, and under the chin is one of them. The important thing to remember is you can be overweight and still focus on bettering your health.  

2. Weight gain and loss

Sometimes weight gain doesn’t reveal a double chin until the weight is lost and fat remains under the jaw. This can be extremely disheartening if you’ve worked hard to tighten up your body, and the underside of your chin still looks fatty.

3. Aging

Even if you’ve never been overweight, aging can still affect your jawline. Normal fat deposits can get bigger as the fat cells grow, and the skin stretches, losing elasticity. Dealing with your double chin can take years off your appearance.

4. Genetics

Some people are built in such a way that a double chin is more likely. If your parents have double chins, it’s more likely you will, too.

5. Posture

Believe it or not, poor posture can also lead to a double chin. If you spend a lot of time with your chin tucked down, looking at a handheld device, you can weaken the skin under your chin and let fat bulge out. 

Solutions for a double chin

There are three ways to handle an unwanted double chin.

First, you can book in with a cosmetic surgeon and have plastic surgery to remove the fat and tighten the skin under your jaw. But this can be extremely invasive and expensive.

Second, you can have medicine administered as an injectable to help break down fat cells. This can tone your throat’s profile and reduce sagging and bulging.

Third, you can ask us about SculpSure, which works without scalpels or needles. This noninvasive laser technology works to disrupt the fat cells, helping them “melt away” so they can be flushed out of your body through the natural process of your lymphatic system.  

The process is gentle and painless, you won’t have any downtime, and you can repeat the procedure to get the best possible results.  

Want help with your double chin? Dr. Rodke is ready and waiting. To get in touch, call 212-496-9800, or visit our contact page for more information. 

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