Treatment of the Double Chin-Surgical & Non-Surgical Options

Treatment of the Double Chin-Surgical & Non-Surgical Options

The double chin, also known as submental, has been one of the most difficult to resolve regarding fat reduction. Despite some people’s efforts to do neck tightening exercises or eat right, their double chin just won’t go away. Thanks to numerous treatments available that can effectively address signs of a double chin and create a more defined profile, as well as beautiful new contours in this area.

What Causes Double Chins?

A double chin can be developed due to several factors, but most often due to aging. Because of age, the skin loses some elasticity, and the muscles in the jawline may weaken. This can cause excess fat to accumulate in the area, resulting in a double chin.

Other causes of double chins include weight gain, genetics, and posture. People who carry extra weight will likely have a double chin. This is because fat cells tend to accumulate in the area under the chin. 

The same goes with parents or grandparents who have double chins that an individual is more likely to develop one. This is due to genetics and can be further exacerbated by weight gain.

Moreover, poor posture can contribute to the development of a double chin. 

Fortunately, several treatments are available in the beauty market to eliminate a double chin. These include diet and exercise, cosmetic procedures, and chin straps. By making some simple lifestyle changes or opting for a minimally invasive procedure, one can say goodbye to the double chin for good.

What Are The Non-Surgical and Surgical Treatments?

Below are several popular non-surgical treatments available for double-chin removal. In fact, these treatments can range from simple non-invasive to more invasive procedures, but all of them can effectively reduce or eliminate a double chin.

Non-Surgical Treatments for Double-Chin Removal:

Belkyra or Kybella®

It is one of the most innovative and revolutionary treatments to come along in years for double-chin reduction procedures involving no surgery. Typically, the treatment requires little to no recovery time for most patients and can be performed in less than 30 minutes. The solution used in Kybella® is delicately injected into the target areas that should destroy the excess fat cells and start a process that will filter them out of the body through natural processes. 

Although Kybella® has proven to be a very effective double chin treatment, this option usually suits best people with mild to moderate levels of excess fat under the chin as relatively good skin elasticity. This treatment can only address excess fat; if the problem is caused by excess skin, Kybella® will not be effective.

High-Frequency Ultrasound (HIFU)

HIFU has been one of the most popular non-surgical treatments for double-chin removal is High-Frequency Ultrasound (HIFU). It utilizes high-frequency sound waves to target and destroys fat cells, reducing the appearance of a double chin.

HIFU is a minimally invasive procedure performed in an outpatient setting. There is no need for anesthesia or recovery time, and side effects are typically mild and temporary. It is an effective treatment for reducing the appearance of a double chin and can provide long-lasting results.

Chin Fillers

Double chin removal also includes using chin fillers. In fact, it’s been one of the most popular non-surgical treatments for double chin removal. This treatment involves injecting a filler substance into the chin area to add volume and lift the skin, made from various materials, including fat grafts, collagen, and hyaluronic acid.

This treatment is usually performed on an outpatient basis and requires no downtime. Typically, side effects are mild and temporary and may include bruising, swelling, and tenderness at the injection site. Chin fillers can provide results that last several months to a year before necessary touch-ups.

Botox (Botulinum Toxin)

Aside from its ability to smooth away wrinkles, Botox can also be used to target a double chin. Botox can weaken the muscles responsible for creating a double chin when injected into the chin. Indeed, this can help to create a more defined jawline and give the appearance of a slimmer face.

Double chin removal using Botox is typically a safe and effective treatment for a double chin. However, like any cosmetic procedure, there are risks and side effects. These include bruising, swelling, and temporary muscle weakness.

Suppose you’re considering Botox for the double chin. In that case, it’s important to consult a qualified aesthetic professional to ensure that the treatment suits you best and learn what to expect.

Surgical Treatments for Double-Chin Removal:


This may be an ideal treatment in cases where signs of a double chin are caused by a more serious level of fat cells in the upper neck and chin area. While the procedure may be surgical, the incisions are typically relatively small (less than 1 cm), which means any residual scarring is often rather inconspicuous. Liposuction results can provide significant and immediate recontouring of the neck and dramatically enhance the definition of the chin.

Neck Lift

This procedure may be necessary if the appearance of a double chin is mainly because of the excess skin instead of excess fat in the area. The surgery can remove loose, inelastic skin while tightening the underlying neck muscles. In fact, liposuction can be performed in tandem with the neck lift in some cases if excess fat contributes to the concern. 

Simultaneously, the remaining skin will be redraped for a smoother appearance and a sharper contour for the neck and chin. Residual scarring from neck lift surgery is typically well-concealed since the incisions are placed in less prominent areas.

Jawline Lipocontouring

Typically, jawline lipocontouring is included with liposuction of the neck. This procedure component allows liposculpturing of the lower jaw to enhance its contours. Jawline lipocontouring is performed with tiny, fine cannulas and can be performed as an in-office procedure that takes approximately 30 minutes to complete. 

The Bottom Line

The double chin has been common to many people—even individuals who take good care of their health and are in the best physical shape possible. Enhance Medical Aesthetics offers Beklyra, an injectable treatment that targets and zaps away fat cells under the chin. Ultimately, the Belkyra treatment may be the best non-invasive, quick, and safe procedure for the chin profile.


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