Submental Fat (Double Chin)

Submental fat (also known as a double chin) happens when excessive fat accumulates in the area underneath the chin and around the neck. This issue can be compounded by sagging skin under the chin and on the neck. Submental fat can cause poor self-confidence and self-esteem because of the appearance it gives the facial profile

Causes of Submental Fat

Genetics, weight gain, loss of skin elasticity due to weight loss, and age can all contribute to the development of a double chin. The issue is difficult to address through exercise and diet alone, since it is often genetic. There are many healthy and trim individuals who still struggle with the appearance of a double chin because of their genetic makeup.




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Treatments for Submental Fat

For many years, liposuction was the primary treatment used for submental fat deposits, but it is more expensive, more invasive and typically has a longer recovery time. Newer, less-invasive techniques can offer an easier and more comfortable experience.


One such treatment that our practice uses to treat submental fat is KYBELLA®, a non-surgical intervention used to address fat beneath the chin. Over multiple sessions, KYBELLA is injected into the skin beneath the chin where it destroys fat cells, noticeably reducing the fullness under the chin.


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