Trying to get rid of your double chin is often a frustrating and thankless process. Even individuals who are losing weight through diet and exercise practices often are unable to completely eliminate their chin fat. Fortunately, there are now a number of non-invasive and minimally-invasive procedures available that can remove this stubborn fat and help patients achieve an ideal profile.
The Dermatology, Laser & Vein Center is proud to provide patients in the Cincinnati area of Ohio with both the medical and cosmetic dermatological care they need to be their best selves. If you’d like more information about our practice or any of the services we offer, contact us today!
What Causes a Double Chin to Form?
Clinically referred to as submental fullness, double chins can be caused by a number of different factors, including genetics, aging, and weight gain.
Genetics can affect the way your body stores fat and retains water, including where it stores fat and water. If other members of your family also have double chins, chances are yours is caused by genetics and will be nearly impossible to eliminate through diet and exercise alone.
Aging may also make people more likely to develop submental fullness. Over time, the muscles in the chin naturally begin to lose their strength, and the surrounding skin may become more loose and relaxed.
Weight gain is, of course, one of the most common contributing factors to the development of a double chin. But even individuals that are not significantly overweight can begin to carry extra fat in this area of the body after gaining small amounts of weight.
How can it be Corrected?
Because submental fullness occurs in a very specific area of the body, it can be difficult to get rid of through diet and exercise practices alone. While losing weight may help eliminate some fat in the chin area, it often does not remove it alll.
At the Dermatology, Vein & Laser Center, we know how frustrating trying to get rid of submental fullness can be. That’s why we’re proud to offer our patients a comprehensive range of treatment options. These include Kybella injections, Liposonix, ThermiTight, ThermiLift, ThermiRF, Ulthera skin tightening, and Vaser liposuction.
If you live in the Cincinnati area of Ohio and are interested in getting rid of your excess chin fat, we can help! Our practice’s certified dermatologist, Dr. Shalini Gupta, takes a careful, artistic approach to all of her cosmetic procedures that ensure patients get beautiful results. Contact us today to schedule a consultation appointment.