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Even those of use who are careful with diet and exercise can be troubled by a double chin: fat under the chin and neck and loose skin. Nobody likes having excess fat around their chin and neck area, but without extra help it can be difficult to budge. Also known as submental fat or submental fullness, a double chin can make you self conscious. For those who’ve already put in a lot of effort to achieve overall weight loss, the stubborn persistence of fat under the chin can be particularly disheartening.

The good news is that we can tell you how to lose a double chin and how to get rid of neck fat quickly. It’s easier than you might think and you don’t have to resort to a risky surgical procedure.

Double Chin Causes

While many people associate a double chin with weight gain, the reality is that submental fullness is experienced by a large range of people, even those who aren’t overweight. A double chin can be caused by a number of factors including genetics or age related loose skin.

It can be helpful to understand the factors that combine in the body to create a double chin. By developing a greater understanding of double chin causes we can be better equipped to take action that effectively removes fat under the chin and reshapes the chin and neck.


As a natural part of ageing, the collagen levels in skin are depleted. This can lead to sagging skin which loses its elasticity, firmness and rosy glow. This looser skin can create the appearance of a double chin.

Weight gain

 While it’s true that you can have a double chin without excess overall body weight, weight gain can be a contributing factor to the appearance of excess fat and loose skin around the chin and neck. This can be exacerbated by a diet rich in high calorie, processed food.


Even if your skin hasn’t begun to show signs of age related sagging and you’re careful with diet and exercise, you may still suffer from a double chin purely because of your genes. Genes can be a contributing factor for people developing a chin regardless of any lifestyle choices they make. There is evidence to suggest that people with a family history of fat under the chin are more likely to develop their own body fat around the chin area.


Even something as simple as they way you sit or tilt your head can contribute to a double chin. Over time, poor posture can weaken the muscles around the chin and neck. This weakening and underuse of muscles around the chin area can lead to loose skin and excess fat.

Double Chin Treatment

Double chins can be stubborn to shift with diet and exercise alone. Some people seek out a plastic surgeon for the much more invasive option of a surgical procedure or injectible. Thanks to advances in non surgical body sculpting technologies, there are now many more options available.

Do Double Chin Exercises Work?

There are a number of chin exercises that some people practice. While there may be some limited anecdotal reports of people improving the appearance of their chin area, there is no clinical evidence. Many people find these exercises ineffective and continue to struggle with a double chin even after pursuing a rigorous routine of neck and chin exercises.

As with general exercise and diet, while healthy lifestyle choices are always a good idea for your overall well-being, they may not have any impact on your double chin.

Plastic Surgery To Remove Double Chin

Some people experiencing a double chin decide to try an invasive surgical procedure like plastic surgery or an injectable in an attempt to remove it. These treatments can include procedures such as liposuction, which removes fat through a process of suction or by using lasers, or a face lifts which is usually performed under general anaesthetic. Plastic surgeons often combine the face lift with a neck lift procedure which can create an uncomfortable tight feeling in the chin and neck for months afterwards.

While a surgical procedure can remove fat under the chin and address loose skin, it also exposes the patient to a raft of potentially serious complications and side effects. After undergoing invasive plastic surgery it’s common to experience up to 14 days of bruising and swelling. Other side effects can include: bleeding, facial nerve damage, infection, hematoma, numbness, scarring, skin necrosis and uneven face symmetry.

Another option for treating a double chin is an injectable. This can include Mesotherapy where a fat dissolving compound is injected into the chin, or Kybella, a metabolic byproduct of intestinal bacteria. While some people find these treatments useful, they come with significant drawbacks. Mesotherapy can take up to six months to show full effect and may require over 100 injections. A single treatment of Kybella can involve up to 50 injections of deoxycholic acid.

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Fat Freezing Double Chin

n recent years, more and more people are learning about a new way to burn fat and tighten loose skin: non-invasive, pain free, medical grade body contouring treatments. This includes services such as cryolipolysis fat freezing, which offers effective double chin reduction without the risks of invasive surgical procedures.

Cryolipolysis is especially effective at breaking down large pockets of excess fat in the chin and neck area. The treatment causes fat cells to crystallise and die through a sophisticated super cooling system. The specialist uses an applicator tool which simultaneously suctions and freezes the fat cells in the targeted areas at a temperature of minus ten degrees.

This is a proven, non-surgical method of permanent fat reduction around the chin and neck area. It has been subjected to clinical trials and has been proven to kill off stubborn fat cells in the treated zone. During the Cryolipolysis fat freezing treatment, a special applicator is used specifically designed to work with the contours of the chin.

HIFU Non Surgical Face Lift

For many years, fat freezing was the only non-invasive chin sculpting technology available. Recent technological advances mean that Elite Body Sculpting can now also offer a High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) Non Surgical Face Lift. The HIFU treatment also helps reduce excess fat in the chin and neck area. It has the additional benefit of tightening loose skin and providing a more complete overall double chin reduction experience.

HIFU is currently the most technologically advanced facial rejuvenation treatment available. It offers noticeable, lasting results without any surgical procedures, injectables or damage caused to the skin’s surface. HIFU uses the power of focussed ultrasound to penetrate deep into the double chin problem areas, reduce excess fat and treat loose skin.

The treatment helps to break down excess fat stores and enhances collagen production in the dermis leading to smoothing, contouring and wrinkle reduction. HIFU even tightens the superficial (under the skin) muscles of the face and neck which are the same muscles targeted during a surgical face lift. This makes the effect of HIFU very similar in impact to the sort of surgical procedures carried out by plastic surgeons. Just without any of the pain or potential complications.


Best Way To Get Rid Of Double Chin

The best way to get rid of your double chin will need to be ascertained by taking into account the specifics of your body composition and the factors contributing to the excess fat under the chin and loose skin. Non-invasive body contouring options are fast becoming the most popular option for anyone looking to get rid of body fat and tighten loose skin.

To make sure you receive the most carefully tailored, effective treatment it’s vital that you receive a full service chin reduction program. At Elite Body Sculpting, your transformation journey begins in a one-on-one consultation with a highly trained body sculpting therapist.

In this initial meeting, your chin sculpting goals are examined, achievable goals are set and a tailored treatment program is devised. Photos are taken before your treatment commences so your results can be accurately measured and recorded during the course of your treatment.

To ensure that we create a treatment program designed specifically for you, We include a comprehensive body scan in all our consultations. Your body composition will be measured by our medical grade, TGA-listed InBody 770 Body Composition Scanner (ARTG ID 306901). We are the first and only clinic in Australia to offer a body composition scan to our clients, ensuring results are measured in the most accurate way.

If you’re unhappy with the appearance of your neck fat and want to get rid of a double chin, you will probably need some help. While being mindful of diet and exercise is always a great idea for maintenance of any body composition goals, fat under the chin and loose skin can be difficult to improve in this way. Thankfully we no longer need to resort to surgery to refresh our look and feel younger again.

Call Elite Body Contouring today to make an obligation free appointment with one of our contouring specialists.

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