Double Chin

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Double Chin

Having a sagging, unsightly double chin is troubling for anyone. Many patients we see who have double chins had tried crash diets and exercise regimes that do not prove effective.

Double chin fat, also known as submental fat, can be incredibly tough to get rid of naturally once it occurs. What’s worse, it isn’t weight or age bound, and can affect men and women of all ages and sizes!


Causes of Double Chin

There are many factors that can lead to someone developing a double chin. Some of them are:

⦁ Genetics
Especially amongst Asians, as we tend to have a certain jaw structure, double chin occurrence is relatively high. Many of my patients I see have had double chin fat since they were teenagers.

Asians tend to have a smaller jawline than other races, making little deposits of fat become far more prominent than they would look like otherwise.

⦁ Age
As we age, collagen loss happens at a small but steady rate per year. Our neck skin starts to sag, and fat deposits there become more apparent.

Also, aging causes our metabolism to slow down, causing us to put on fat in unwanted areas far more freely.

⦁ Health & Diet
Double chins are caused due to the accumulation of fat around the jaw area. If you’re not watching what you eat and you avoid exercise, the caloric surplus will inevitably cause you to put on weight and you might end up developing an ugly looking double chin.

⦁ Posture
Yes, you heard me right! Something as simple as having a good posture might help you correct your double chin woes. People with a tendency to slouch, or hunch, will cause fat to bunch up in an unsightly way below their jaw. Something as simple as keeping your neck and spine straight can actually correct your appearance in a significant way!


Double Chin Treatments

CoolSculpting uses fat-freezing technology to permanently reduce fats. CoolMini works the same way as CoolSculpting. The difference is that the CoolMini applicator is proportionately curved to fit around the chin and specifically designed for reducing double chin fat. Permanent fat reduction can be achieved, with noticeable results from the second treatment onwards.

Besides using RadioFrequency to destroy fat cells permanently, TruSculpt ID has an added benefit of tightening the sagging skin around the jowls, making it particularly suitable for double chin reduction.

HIFU or High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound can reduce double chin while lifting the lower face in 1 session.

BLADELESS is a unique laser protocol personalised to each patient to lift the face.

Fotona 4D is a non-invasive facelift procedure that allows  lower and mid-face lifting. As its name suggests, 4D uses 4 dimensional laser modalities for tightening and lifting.

Thread lift for the double chin can provide a long-lasting solution with minimal downtime, all done in a lunchtime treatment.

Fotona TightSculpting combines dual wavelength lasers that works synergistically for double chin removal. The long Nd:YAG pulse heats up deep tissues to destroy fat cells and stimulate metabolism of fat cells while the Er:YAG pulse tightens excess skin to give a firmer, and more contoured jawline.

The choice treatment really depends on individual factors and also the degree of submental fat.

Devices that tighten skin and treat excessive fat can give great results, but may take some time to show. This is because it takes time for the excess fat to be naturally passed out of the treated areas, as well as time taken for collagen growth that is required to tighten loose skin. These usually have minimal side effects if proper machines are used properly.

CoolMini really stands out for drastic results for this concern. It is also the only cryolipolysis device that has in-built safety measures. However, not everyone is suitable for CoolSculpting so careful assessment needs to be done.

Injectables like thread lift for the double chin can provide a quick and lasting solution for this area. The procedure is usually painless, but the recovery phase may be associated with some discomfort (at least for a few days). Otherwise, it is minimally invasive, practically a lunch time procedure which you can do and return to work afterward. Side effects like infection, skin dents and thread migration are possible, especially when not done properly.

Occasionally, weight management with lifestyle changes and medication may be needed. Non-invasive and minimally invasive treatments can actually be used in combination for quick and long lasting results. We specialise in crafting holistic combination solutions for people who need them.


Dr Chua Cheng Yu

  • 10+ years of medical experience
  • 10,000+ cases of aesthetic treatments
  • Known for unique treatment protocols from years of experience
  • Speaker and Trainer at American Academy of Aesthetic Medicine
  • Regional Trainer for Ultraformer 3 HIFU, ProYellow Laser, Ellansé, AGNES RF, etc
  • The only official trainer for Fotona Lasers in Singapore

Dr Lena Fan

  • 10+ years of medical experience
  • 10,000+ cases of aesthetic treatments
  • Known for specialised treatments that cater towards feminine health
  • Trainer for non-invasive Vaginal Laxity & Urinary Incontinence treatments
  • KOL for fat loss and body sculpting treatments
  • Combined background in Aesthetic Medicine & Family Medicine


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