A flawless face includes features like wrinkle-free skin, a chiseled jaw line, and a well-contoured neck. However, as many men and women age, their necks tend to develop sagging skin and excess fat deposits, resulting in the appearance of a double-chin. This condition negatively affects a person’s self-confidence and typically makes them look older than they really are.
There are many factors that contribute to the development of a double-chin including:
Age: As many people get older, the skin loses elasticity and the face experiences muscle loss.
Genetics: A double-chin can be hereditarily caused by the body’s natural ability to store fatty tissue in the neck area.
Weight Gain: The consequences of pregnancy and diets that are high in fat cause the body to gain excess weight, which can lead to a double chin.
Here are a variety of ways that may reduce the appearance of a double-chin:
Sitting and standing up straight strengthens the jaw muscles, making a double-chin less noticeable. To stand with proper posture, imagine there is a balloon on a string attached to the top of your head. When sitting, makes sure you are sitting with both feet on the ground with your back fully against the back of the chair.
Chewing gum reinforces the lower facial muscles and keeps the skin around your neck firm and elastic. As an added benefit, gum chewing can also burn calories!
Like any other muscle on the body, the facial muscles can also be exercised. Movements that involve tilting your head back, puckering your lips, and pulling your bottom lip over your teeth can help diminish a double-chin.
The fastest and most effective way to get rid of a double chin is through cosmetic treatment. At our Orem, Utah practice, Dr. Trenton Jones frequently performs submental lipectomy for individuals who wish to quickly and permanently eliminate their double-chin. This procedure removes excess fat deposits through liposuction and/or excision of excess fat out from under the chin. With submental lipectomy, Dr. Jones can provide a more defined chin and neckline that is in better balance and harmony with the face.
For more information about submental lipectomy surgery or to schedule a consultation with our board-certified plastic surgeon, feel free to contact Cascade Cosmetic Surgery Center today. Call (801) 418-8172 or fill out our online consultation form to get started. Dr. Trenton Jones and his staff look forward to meeting you and helping you achieve the appearance you’ve always dreamed of having.