Double Chin

Double Chin Overview

It is normal to be hyper-critical about certain facial features. Some people fear their nose might be too big; others may be unhappy with the symmetry of their ears. Cosmetic concerns make some unhappy and uncomfortable and negatively affect every aspect of their lives. Having a double chin can be a major frustration because it can be nearly impossible to get rid of, even with weight loss and exercise.

For some, a double chin is genetic; even if they are slim and at an ideal weight, they still have it. For others, the look of a double chin has more to do with aging and may or may not be associated with weight gain. At Coastal Aesthetics, we understand how concerning it can be to have a double chin, and we are here to help.

What Is A Double Chin?

A double chin is an excess layer of fatty tissue under the lower jaw. Both men and women can experience a double chin, and it can happen at almost any age. Medically speaking, a double is called “submental fullness” or “submental liposis.”

Younger people may have a double chin with tight skin, while older people may have a double chin along with loose skin in the neck area. Despite someone’s weight, a double chin can be a source of frustration for people of all ages.

What Causes A Double Chin?

A double chin happens for various reasons, and you do not have to be overweight to have one. When it comes to why some people have a double chin and why some do not, here are a few of the leading causes:

If you have wondered to yourself, “why do I have a double chin even though I’m skinny?” the answer is probably genetics. Genetics are often to blame for a double chin, which means when you see someone with extra fat under their chin who appears otherwise healthy, they probably have a mother or father with the same condition.

Since genetics are hardwired in our DNA and play a role in how our bodies carry weight and where fat is stored, having a double chin due to your genes can be incredibly frustrating because it is out of your control.

As you age, the amount of collagen and elastin in the skin decreases and weakens. Collagen and elastin are proteins in the skin that are responsible for keeping it full, firm, and elastic. Over time, the body produces less of these proteins, causing your skin to sag, including the skin under your jaw.

When people gain weight, it is common for the fat compartments under the chin to swell. However, a double chin can become more pronounced even if you gain a few extra pounds. 

Surprisingly, double chins can be tied to bad posture. Poor posture can cause a lack of support in the neck and chin muscles and cause the skin to sag. Prolonged device use can also cause faulty postures such as slouching, forward neck posture, and rounded shoulders that further accentuate a double chin.

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How To Get Rid Of A Double Chin

The good news is today, treatments are available to get rid of a double chin, and invasive surgery is not the only option. At Coastal Aesthetics, we offer several different kinds of treatment options that ease the look of a double chin and help get rid of it completely, including:

Accent Prime

Accent Prime is an advanced skin tightening and body contouring system that harnesses the power of radiofrequency and ultrasound heating. Together, this combination penetrates skin, fat, and tissue at a controlled depth. Accent Prime can safely reach the epidermis, the dermis, and the hypodermis for custom contouring. For double chin concerns, we can use Accent Prime to break down and destroy the fat cells. In the following weeks after treatment, the unwanted cells are naturally flushed from the body through the lymphatic system.

TruSculpt iD

TruSculpt iD is a non-invasive body sculpting treatment device that uses innovative radio frequency (RF) technology delivered to the skin through paddles placed on desired treatment areas. These paddles safely deliver deep heating to the fatty tissue, destroying fat cells (by about 24%). The RF energy waves destroy the fat cells by penetrating the subcutaneous fat and gently heating the fat cells. TruSculpt iD is ideal for treating a double chin because it is clinically proven to remove fat permanently and tighten skin.

KYBELLA Double Chin Injection

KYBELLA is the first non-surgical FDA-approved injectable treatment for treating moderate to severe submental fat in adults, also known as a double chin. Unlike some cosmetic injections, KYBELLA is a synthetic version of deoxycholic acid, a naturally occurring molecule that aids in the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat. When injected into the fat beneath the chin, KYBELLA works to destroy fat cells resulting in a noticeable reduction in fullness.


Yes. Once fat cells under the chin are destroyed, they can no longer accumulate fat. This means further treatments are not needed. But, if you gain weight, KYBELLA cannot prevent the appearance of a double chin. Therefore, it is important to maintain a healthy weight for long-lasting results.

One of the reasons our patients at Coastal love Accent Prime and truSCulpt iD is that there is no downtime. Patients are instructed to stay hydrated and drink plenty of water post-treatment to promote the lymphatic system’s ability to eliminate fat. After KYBELLA injections, swelling typically lasts 48-72 hours, with the worst swelling experienced during the first 48 hours. You may also experience redness, numbness, bruising, and mild discomfort or pain.

For some of these treatments, you might only need one session. Others may require multiple treatments over a few months. During your consultation at Coastal, we will help you choose the best treatment path for your specific aesthetic goals.

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Why Should I Choose Coastal Aesthetics For My Double Chin Treatment?

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At Coastal Aesthetics, Kimberlee Smith understands the frustrations with the appearance of a double chin and how much it can negatively impact your self-confidence. Together with the Coastal team, Kimberlee will help you feel comfortable designing a customized treatment plan based on your body and aesthetic goals. If you are ready to see what a difference Coastal Aesthetics can make for you, we invite you to book your consultation online and start your journey to a better you today!

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