18 Aug I’m Thin, So Why Do I Have a Double Chin?
You exercise, you have a healthy diet, and yet you still struggle with a double chin. Unlike excess fat in other parts of the body, your overall weight is just one potential factor when it comes to the double chin. Genetics plays a role, the shape of your jaw and chin is also a factor, and of course, sagging skin can also look like extra fat in this area. There are several reasons why otherwise slender, in-shape people have a double chin—but genetics is a big one.
Everybody is born with a unique number of fat cells and distribution. When we “lose weight” with diet and exercise, we aren’t losing fat. We’re shrinking the fat cells. That’s why trainers and nutritionists will say there’s no such thing as targeting fat loss. The only things you can “target” when you work out are your muscles, which you can increase in size (hypertrophy) by focusing on them. However, when it comes to fat loss, we’re all simply born with a fat distribution that is one of a kind. For many people, there’s simply a little too much stubborn fat in the under-chin area. You can even be underweight and have a double chin.
There are just a few ways to permanently get rid of targeted fat: liposuction and Kybella. Liposuction is the most well-known way to permanently get rid of fat. However, liposuction is a surgery, and it comes with all of the risks and downtime of surgery. Kybella is a non-surgical alternative that uses deoxycholic acid to permanently dissolve the fat. This acid already occurs in the body, but with Kybella it’s concentrated and injected directly into the targeted area. The unwanted fat will slowly dissolve over a few weeks, which allows the skin time to “snap back” to the new shape and avoid unnecessary sagging.
A lot of people have a double chin from stubborn fat, as well as skin that’s lost elasticity. When this is the case, you can combine Kybella with many skin-tightening treatments such as IPL or Venus Legacy. Non-surgical alternatives can give you fantastic results with no downtime. To schedule your consultation for Kybella, contact Spectrum Dermatology today.