What To Do About A Double Chin

It can creep up on you– that extra layer of submental fat that we typically refer to as a double chin. Maybe you hadn’t even noticed it until someone snapped a candid picture of you. There it was, shamelessly presenting itself frozen in time. Or maybe a double chin has been plaguing you for years, even decades. Is there any hope of ridding your neck of this excess?

Good news! There is hope, and we’re happy to share it with you. But first, let’s talk about the origin of this double chin of yours.


The Causes of a Double Chin

Oftentimes, a double chin is the result of a combination of the following factors:


Weight gain is usually the culprit that comes to mind first. And probably for good reason as it is the most common cause of a double chin. An unhealthy diet containing high amounts of calories from processed, fatty foods leads to excess fat. This fat needs a place to go, and sometimes that place is under your chin.


With time, our skin can lose its elasticity. The skin can begin to look saggy. A common place for this aging side effect is right under your chin.

Muscle Loss

If you spend much of your time hunched over a computer or otherwise in a slouching position, you’ve probably developed poor posture that is contributing to a double chin. Poor posture results in weakened muscles around the neck and chin, leaving you with a droopy second chin.


Some people have just been dealt the double chin card from birth. Genes play a role in the elasticity of your skin as well as where your body tends to store excess fat. If your mom, brother, aunt, and grandma all share a similar chin, you can go ahead and blame your DNA.


What To Do About a Double Chin

Ready for the good news? There are a few things you can do to deal with your double chin! While you can’t turn back the clock or adjust your genetic makeup, you can tackle that stubborn double chin with a combination of these options:


Surgery is the top treatment option for dealing with such a stubborn layer of fat. At Chadwell Facial Plastic Surgery, we offer several effective plastic surgery pathways that could free you of that double chin for good:


  • Facelift: A traditional facelift addresses the excess fat in the neck, jaw, and chin areas, producing a tighter, smoother appearance.
  • Mini-Facelift: A mini-facelift focuses on the neck and lower portion of your face, so it can help reduce the appearance of extra fat.
  • Neck Lift: A neck lift helps to remove the excess fatty deposits and tighten the excess skin in the neck while reducing signs of aging.


FaceTite is a minimally invasive rejuvenation procedure that uses radio frequency to produce beautiful results. The internal radio frequency heat helps promote the reduction of unwanted fatty deposits as well as improve skin tone and laxity. Because this procedure is less invasive, it has a shorter recovery time. You will enjoy the benefits of your rejuvenated face in no time.


The nonsurgical, injectable KYBELLA is a convenient alternative to invasive surgery. It is safe and effective, and requires little to no downtime. It is a favorite among others with chin insecurities, but it is important to know whether or not it is the ideal option for you. Set up a consultation with Dr. Jon Chadwell to discover if KYBELLA is right for you.


Contact the Expert About Your Double Chin

If you’re tired of avoiding the camera or hiding from your own reflection because of that pesky chin, it’s time to contact Dr. Chadwell at Chadwell Facial Plastic Surgery. During your visit, Dr. Chadwell will examine your face, neck, and chin area, ask questions pertaining to your medical history and current health status, and answer all of your questions in return. Together, you can decide what to do about your double chin. Contact us today!