Double Chin

Introduction to Double Chin

A double chin, also known as sub-mental fat, is a common condition that occurs when a layer of fat accumulates below the chin. 

Double chin hides the deep shapely contour of the neck. 

A double chin is usually because of weight gain, but may also be due to hereditary factors or loose skin resulting from aging.

Factors causing Double Chin

Aging : As we age the skin looses collagen and elastin and becomes loose. Baggy and Loose neck skin accumulates extra fat to give double chin appearance.

Hereditary : Our body shape is also dependent upon the genes that we inherit. Stubborn fat may reside at chin, love handles, tummy etc.

Diet : Extra fat deposition due to more calorie intake is the foremost reason for double chin. when we eat more than what the body needs all the extra energy is stored as fat. Hereditary factors in combination with extra fat deposition make the double chin very prominent. 

Treatments Available for Double Chin


Liposuction is a surgical procedure where the extra body fat is loosened and suctioned out. It is performed to aesthetically enhance a persons body shape. 

An important point to remember is that Liposuction is not a tool for weight reduction. It is not a substitute for dieting and a healthy life style. 

Some factors like the genetic makeup ...