Whether or not you’re overweight, you may notice yourself developing a double chin as you age. While a double chin isn’t at all dangerous, many patients prefer the way they look with a defined jawline. Neil Furman, DO, in North Miami Beach, Florida, offers SculpSure® for double chin tightening, allowing you to recover the contouring in your face. To learn more about how you can lose your double chin, call or schedule an appointment online with Dr. Furman today.
A double chin, also known as submental fat, is a layer of fat or extra skin that forms under your chin as you gain weight or age. Double chins are very common, and you can develop one whether or not you are overweight.
A double chin can make your face appear longer, rounder, or wider. Many people prefer the look of a chiseled or less round jawline, so you’re not alone if you want to get rid of your double chin.
There are several possible reasons why you have a double chin. While many people assume that double chins are always caused by weight gain, this is not always the case. Other common causes of double chins are:
Any combination of these could be the cause of your double chin. Of course, gravity plays a role, too: Excess skin and fat tend to fall and accumulate in low “pockets” on your body, and your chin is no exception.
While there is some debate as to whether or not certain jaw exercises can reduce the appearance of a double chin, there are several more reliable methods of defining your jawline. First, a proper diet and exercise regimen can help to diminish your double chin, especially if yours is caused by a poor diet. However, this often isn’t enough to fully eliminate a double chin.
If you’re looking for a quicker solution, SculpSure, a body contouring technology, can eliminate the excess fat cells under your chin using a noninvasive laser. After about six weeks, you’ll notice a reduction in the size of your double chin. If you continue to live a healthy lifestyle, the results of SculpSure are permanent. Dr. Furman is experienced in using SculpSure for body contouring in particularly fatty areas, including double chins.
If you’re tired of carrying an extra layer of fat beneath your chin, call or schedule an appointment online with Neil Furman, DO, to find out more about SculpSure for double chins.