Having a double chin can make you look heavier or older than you are, especially if it causes your chin or jawline to sag. To improve the appearance of your chin and jawline without surgery, discuss submental (below the chin) fat reduction with Gae Rodke, MD, FACOG, on the Upper West Side of New York City. Dr. Rodke specializes in helping women to look and feel their best and regain confidence in their appearances. Schedule a visit today to learn about your options by calling or booking online.
A double chin — also called submental fat — is a deposit of fat found underneath the chin and jaw. It can cause cosmetic concerns and could be an indication of weight gain or obesity in some people. If you have a double chin or excess submental fat, it could be caused by:
Over time, the skin underneath your chin and along your jawline can begin to sag, increasing the appearance of any fat underneath your chin. Your jaw shape can play a role as well, especially if your lower jaw or chin is small compared to your submental fat deposit.
Losing weight, if needed, can reduce the appearance of a double chin. However, if you’re already at a healthy weight, Dr. Rodke offers:
SculpSure is a laser technology that breaks down the cell walls of unwanted body fat and melts the fat until your lymphatic system absorbs it. Your lymphatic system then flushes the melted fat out of your body over several months. SculpSure provides a painless and permanent solution to submental fat.
While submental fat is not considered dangerous or hazardous to your health, you might want to remove it for cosmetic reasons. Removing submental fat improves the profile of your face and can give you a more defined jawline. This can help you to look younger and can create the illusion of having a longer, slimmer neck, which some patients find appealing.
To learn how treatment for a double chin can help you feel more confident and attractive, call Dr. Rodke or schedule a consultation online now.