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What Causes a Double Chin?

Submental fat, often referred to as a “double chin,” is the excess fat that collects under the chin and along the neck. A double chin can be caused by a variety of factors, such as a person’s genetics, age, diet, and weight. Additionally, the skin in this area can lose elasticity as we age, which sometimes contributes to the appearance of a double chin. Although a person’s weight may affect how much stubborn fat accumulates in this area, it can still occur when a person is relatively thin.

Thankfully, there are a few options for treating unwanted fat in the submental region. Although neck liposuction is a good option, one of the most popular non-surgical ways to reduce the appearance of a double chin is with KYBELLA® injections. This revolutionary non-surgical treatment works by breaking down targeted fat cells, allowing them to be eliminated via the body’s natural processes. This treatment can be ideal for many individuals, but Dr. Behzad Parva may recommend a face/neck lift in some cases, particularly when redundant skin is present. KYBELLA® is designed to reduce excess fat in the submental region, but if too much skin has lost elasticity, a surgical approach is typically a better option to ensure ideal results.

If you are bothered by an accumulation of stubborn fat and/or loose skin under your chin, Dr. Parva and Nancy Neiderer, RN can help you determine whether surgical or non-surgical treatment is best to help you eliminate the appearance of a double chin. Contact us today to learn more about KYBELLA®, or to schedule a consultation.

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