A double chin (otherwise known as submental fat, submental fullness, or submental adiposity) is an extremely common problem and a bothersome one. According to a survey by the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS) in 2015:
A double chin can be caused by a number of factors, including aging, genetics, and weight gain, and is often resistant to diet and exercise alone. It is a common, under treated condition that can detract from an otherwise balanced and harmonious facial appearance. For some men and women, it is a source of embarrassment and lowers self-confidence. It can exaggerate age and even appear to make individuals look overweight.
Although many people might tell you to do double chin exercises and jaw exercises to get rid of your double chin, the truth is that no amount of chin and neck exercises will be enough to shrink the fat cells in these areas.
However, there are a number of treatment options now available for the management of double chins (submental fullness). There are several surgical options, including liposuction and neck lifts. At the Nakatsui DermaSurgery Centre in Edmonton, Dr. Nakatsui offers a variety of non-surgical options:
Coolsculpting ™: This treatment involves the destruction of fat cells in the submental area via a phenomenon called cryolipolysis, which means that fat cells are destroyed by the application of extreme cold. With the use of the CoolMini ™ applicator, we can now treat this problematic area.
If you would like to book a consultation to discuss your options, please call 780-482-1414 to speak with one of our receptionists.