Having a double chin is not necessarily a serious health concern, but it can negatively affect your self-esteem. It can also make you feel self-conscious, as it is difficult to hide and gives the illusion of having two chins. Double chins, furthermore, are usually associated with extra weight, even though there are lots of other potential causes.
It is true that excess fat is one of the most common causes of a double chin. Do take note, however, that even those who are in or within their ideal weight have an extra layer of fat under the chin. Other potential causes include aging, poor posture, genetics, or having a family history of double chins or little skin elasticity.
If you, however, are dealing with a little extra padding under the jawline because of weight gain, you may be wondering if that will go away if you lose weight. Is dieting and exercising enough to get rid of a double chin? Continue reading a dive in a little more about losing weight and double chins.
How can losing weight help?
Eating right and working out regularly can do your health wonders whether or not you carry excess weight. They can reduce your risk of certain health problems and even help you shape up and get your ideal figure. There is also the benefit of making you look and feel better about yourself, boosting your self-confidence.
Keep in mind, however, that you cannot spot reduced fat in certain areas like under the chin or the abdomen. You need to engage in compound exercises or those that involve different body parts to burn more fat and calories. Losing weight throughout your body can help reduce your double chin and extra fat bulges in other areas.
Does weight loss guarantee the removal of a double chin?
Excess weight does contribute to the development of a double chin, but it isn’t only the cause. Besides, skinny people can still have it. This is why losing weight doesn’t guarantee that you’ll ditch your double chin.
That extra padding under the jawline can also be due to sagging skin, bad posture, and weak neck muscles. Losing weight does help and provides a lot of health benefits, but it does not guarantee that your double chin will go away. It is ideal to continue eating healthy and exercising regularly, and consider non-surgical fat reduction procedures.
Fat freezing is worth considering
If diet and exercise seem to be not doing much in getting rid of your double chin, non-invasive fat reduction treatments can help. At Cutis, we have two fat freezing treatments (CoolSculpting and ZLipo) that can help reduce the fat layer thickness in different stubborn areas, including under the chin.
CoolSculpting via CoolMini – This US FDA-cleared procedure uses Cryolipolysis or controlled cooling technology to freeze and kill fat cells. It has applicators of various sizes to treat different areas of the body. The CoolMini handpiece is specially designed for smaller areas like the chin, underarm fat, and knee fat.
The number of CoolSculpting sessions needed will depend on every patient. Some may need only two or three, but others may require more depending on the amount of fat in the area. A single session can last from 30 minutes to an hour with treatments scheduled 30 days apart.
ZLipo via ZLipo Mini – This non-invasive procedure targets fat bulges and freezes fat cells to the point of natural elimination. ZLipo is effective in removing stubborn fats that don’t respond well to diet and exercise. It has an applicator, called ZLipo Mini, specifically made to treat smaller pockets of fat under the chin, underarms, and knees.
The ZLipo handpiece suctions in the fat bulges before exposing them to cooling temperatures. The treated fat cells are then metabolized by the body over time, which will then help reduce the area’s fat layer thickness. And just like CoolSculpting, the number of ZLipo sessions needed will depend on the size of the area.
Schedule a consultation and body assessment
If your double chin is making you feel self-conscious, don’t hesitate to consider fat freezing. Contact Cutis Medical Laser Clinics in Singapore today and schedule a body assessment and consultation with our aesthetic doctor to learn more about CoolSculpting and ZLipo, and find out which procedure is right for you.