Submental Fullness

Understanding Submental Fullness "Double-Chin Fat" And What You Can Do About It To Take Back Your Jawline

Submental fullness refers to the excess fat under the chin. About 70% of this fat is pre-platysmal submental fat which is located between the skin and the platysma or the muscles between the collar bone and the jaw.

Complex physiological pieces play into the creation and retention of submental fullness under the chin. Excess fat forms between the muscles, bones, and tendons in this region. This fat is stubborn and can remain even with vigorous dieting and exercise.
There are a few fundamental reasons for submental fullness:

Aging: Aging skin is less elastic and is more likely to sag and submit to submental fullness.

Genetics: Some people are more prone to submental fullness because of their genetics. 

Weight Gain:  Often, weight gain subsidies in the area below the chin. This fat can be stubborn and cause discomfort and lowered confidence.
Submental Liposuction: Extra fatty tissue is suctioned away using small devices through a surgical procedure.

Submental Lipectomy: The fatty tissue is cut away and removed in a surgical procedure.

Platysma Plication: A small incision is made in the neck, and the muscle is tightened with sutures through a surgical procedure.
Kybella: Small injections of a natural body acid that kills the extra fatty tissue which is removed through natural body processes.

CoolSculpting: Freezing of extra fat cells through the skin which are destroyed and removed through natural body processes.

Thermage: Radio frequency treatment that restructures and stimulates collagen production to improve the look of the region under the neck.

*Results for each treatment may vary from person to person.
†The information and supporting material on this website are for informational purposes only. The objective of this website is to offer broad consumer understanding and knowledge of various health, wellness, and cosmetic topics. It is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.

Submental fullness can be a complete confidence killer if you it contributes to making you look older or heavier than you are. Luckily, there are treatments available to combat this common issue and to help you feel proud of your profile everyday.

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