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Why Do I Have a Double Chin?

Posted on 5/15/2024 by Weo Admin
A double chin is a buildup of fat tissue around the neck and below the chin. While it is not a life-threatening condition, some people might feel uncomfortable or insecure about their double chin. The excess submental fat can dent your facial balance and appearance. Fortunately, an oral and maxillofacial surgeon can address the issue through various treatments like double chin reduction surgery, liposuction, or a neck lift. Understanding the causes of a plump chin can help you select the appropriate treatment. Here are the primary causes of a double chin:


Genetics and hereditary factors are among the primary causes of a double chin. It can run in the family, with some or all of your kin having plump chins. If your relative or sibling has a double chin but otherwise appears healthy, the odds are that you might develop one as you age.

Excess Fat

Uncontrolled weight gain can lead to the accumulation of submental fat beneath the chin, around the neck, and below the lower jaw. Embracing a healthy lifestyle and working out regularly can help you manage your weight. Abstain from fatty foods and adopt a balanced diet to stop fat from building up around your neck and chin.

Facial Shape and Structure

You might be susceptible to developing a plump chin due to your facial shape and structure. The chances of fat deposits accumulating below your chin are higher if you have weak jawlines or a receding chin.

Poor or Incorrect Head Posture

Poor posture can also lead to the formation of a double chin. Excessively bending or craning your neck for prolonged periods can weaken the chin and neck muscles, resulting in saggy skin.

Aging Factors

Sometimes, developing a double chin can be out of your control. As you age, the skin around the neck and chin becomes saggy, increasing the likelihood of developing a double chin.

Contact Our Practice Today

If you are self-conscious about your double chin, our OMS surgeon can help. We offer various treatments to remove excess fat tissue from your chin. Contact our practice today to discuss the different available treatment options for double chin reduction.
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