What Helps to Reduce Stubborn Double Chin Fat?

Does CoolSculpting® really work for under-the-chin fat removal? Our New Jersey-based team knows that the area below the chin is a problem area for many patients. There are many causes of a double chin, but for the right patient, CoolSculpting® can be an excellent choice.

There’s no doubt that for many people, simply gaining weight can cause a double chin. Fat is found all around the face—yes, even under the chin—just like it is on most other parts of the body. However, it isn’t easy to hide fat under the chin, like covering a belly with a loose shirt. Because a double chin is so obvious, it can cause many people to be self-conscious.

Even very slim patients may find it difficult to reduce fat from below the chin if genetics cause them to have a weak bone structure on the lower face. A receding chin or weak jawline might cause the skin to be spread out over a smaller area, so any minor increase in body fat in this area or any decrease in skin elasticity might make them look that they have a double chin, even if they are very slim with a low body fat percentage. If your posture is bad and you’re constantly craning your neck to look down at devices, this can also lead to reduced elasticity in this area.

For patients who want to shrink fat in this area to gain a slimmer, more defined neck and jaw area, we may recommend CoolSculpting®. Unlike standard weight loss techniques—such as dietary changes and exercise—CoolSculpting® allows you to target this one, specific area to reduce fat.

The procedure involves lowering the temperature in the treatment area, causing fat cells to freeze without harming the other nearby tissues. The dead fat cells are gradually flushed out by the body and the contours of the face will appear to be slimmer. This is based on the science of cryolipolysis.

CoolSculpting® is designed not just for under the chin, but for areas of fat on the body that have been unresponsive to diet and exercise. This procedure is completed very quickly, there’s no downtime, and patients can return to their normal activities right away.

Contact our team at South Jersey Skin Care & Laser Center to get started with CoolSculpting® and more. Call us at (856) 810-9888 or submit a contact form to request a consultation.

Dr. Robin Levin