Submental Fat (Double Chin)

Do you have some extra fullness beneath your chin? Maybe it’s something you’ve had your whole life, something that developed over the years, or something you noticed recently. This is a condition called submental fullness, which some people refer to as a “double chin.”

Both men and women may be affected by submental fullness, which can be caused by:

  • Weight gain
  • Genetics
  • Aging

You don’t have to be overweight to have fullness under your chin. In fact, many normal weight or petite patients may also have submental fullness. And sometimes, no matter how much you exercise or diet, the condition may not go away.

Treatments for Submental Fat

If you’re interested in a nonsurgical way to reduce fullness beneath your chin, Kybella®  or CoolSculpting® may be right for you.  Kybella® is a first-of-its-kind injectable treatment for adults with submental fullness that destroys fat cells under the chin to improve your profile. CoolSculpting® is a fat-freezing procedure that uses controlled cooling to eliminate stubborn fat.

For additional information, see Kybella® and CoolSculpting® in the Treatments & Procedures menu on this website.

For proper evaluation and recommendations for a treatment program that fits your needs, please schedule a personal Skin Care Consultation by calling (530) 342-8295.