Double chins: Neck waddles and what you can for the chin area?
22 Oct 2015
Double chins are not only the curse of the overweight, this little pouch of fat and flabby skin once made famous by the character ‘Richard’ in Ally McBeal as a ‘waddle’. The proof is in the pudding so to speak when you look at these 3 celebs who clearly have a little extra in the jowls.
A double chin, also known as submental fat, is a common condition that occurs when a layer of fat forms below your chin. It is often associated with weight gain, but you don’t have to be overweight to have one. Genetics or looser skin resulting from ageing may also cause a double chin.
Double chins or neck waddles are the result of excess fat or hanging loose skin or both. It is very important to make this distinction when you first take into consideration having work done.
Double chins, what you need to know?
Younger patients with double chins: The double chin may be as a result of extra fat and not necessarily extra skin.
Older patients with double chins: Usually results from a combination of loose skin as well as extra fatty deposits.
Non-surgical treatments that reduce fat cells and tighten skin helping to sculpt and contour your facial silhouette and giving you a more defined jawline are the best option.
Treatments you should consider the likes of:
– Mesotherapy: This involves injecting compounds into the chin that dissolve fat.
It is important to note that the sooner you start these procedures the longer and more lasting the results become. You will notice the following benefits:- improved collagen levels, a reduction in fat and an overall improved jawline.
The double chin may still come back if the lifestyle does not change, you need constantly to maintain your results.