One of the most common problem areas for many people is underneath the chin. It’s one of the main places of the body that seems to store fat and is obviously visible for many. Whilst weight gain is one of the reasons why chin fat appears; it’s not the only one. Genetics and age can also be contributing factors to acquiring a double chin.
Over time, skin loses its elasticity causing it to wrinkle or sag. For some people, this can lead to a less pronounced jawline and a double chin. However, if you’re looking to rejuvenate your skin and tighten up your problem areas, such as your chin, look no further than Hans Place. We’re all about helping you feel like your best self through safe and effective treatments with minimal recovery time.
If you’re having a tough time with excess skin, now could be a great time to think about chin fat removal. Whilst it might sound drastic to begin with, we offer a range of treatment options to help you look as good as you feel, depending on your unique requirements. In this article, we’ll look at why chins seem to store so much fat, as well as have a closer look at the treatments we offer for chin fat removal.
A double chin or submental fat occurs when an extra layer of fat builds below your chin. Whilst weight gain is the most common reason for extra chin fat, ageing and genetics are also reasons for your chin storing fat. It usually seems more noticeable on your chin because you can cover other areas of the body. Chin fat makes many people self-conscious, which is why there is a range of treatments available to help.
Chin fat can also be a side effect of ageing. During our mid-20s, the amount of collagen our body produces starts to decrease. This causes the skin’s elasticity to decline, and sagging commences. Muscle definition also declines as we get older too, which only adds to the skin’s sagging. A defined jawline gives that youthful look, which is why so many people are opting for chin fat removal now.
Both! Weight gain and genetics contribute to an increase in excess fat. The more you age, the looser your skin becomes, unfortunately. Most of us have a mixture of both, causing the double chin effect. Maintaining a healthy diet and lifestyle as well as a good skincare routine can help to slow this process down. However, adding in a treatment every so often helps too.
Whilst chin fat is completely natural and a common side effect of ageing; it can be taken care of so you can always feel great. Take a closer look at three of our treatment options for chin fat removal:
If you’re looking for a solution for chin fat removal, Vaser Liposuction should be top of your list. Vaser Lipo targets the specific area with ultrasound technology to remove the fat and reshape the area too.
How it works: Before the treatment, the area is filled with a special saline and local anaesthetic to numb the area and shrink the blood vessels. It also wets and fills the area, making the fatty tissue easier to break up with ultrasound energy. The ultrasound probe breaks up the fatty tissue whilst protecting the other tissue around it. The liquid fat is then extracted before suction cannulas sculpt the area. The treatment takes between one and three hours, depending on the treatment area.
Recovery time: We usually recommend taking a few days off work as the treatment area can be sore for between two and five days post-treatment. However, it can be up to four weeks before you feel fully recovered.
If you’re looking for a minimally invasive option, Renuvion is an excellent alternative to going under the knife. It targets the problem area, allowing for collagen rebuilding and skin tightening.
How it works: It uses radio-frequency energy, and cooled helium allows the tissue to start rebuilding collagen. The target area is heated up before being cooled down within a second. This is a slower progression and can take up to a year to see results. However, it lasts for up to three years, so there’s no need to return for extra treatments often.
Recovery time: The recovery time for Renuvion is minimal, just a day or two. Get the treatment on a Friday afternoon, and you’ll be fine to go back to work on Monday morning!
A cheaper solution to chin fat removal is Aqualyx. This treatment targets the fat cells themselves, which lay deeper and is where fat tends to be stored up.
How it works: Aqualyx is a water-based solution that is injected into the targeted area. The plant polymers in it bind with the fat tissue’s cell walls and help release the fat once dissolved, weakening them. The treatment is performed with external ultrasound. This pulls out the fat from the cells.
It is perfect for small, stubborn areas of fat, such as the chin area. Sometimes, subsequent appointments are required, depending on the amount of fat in the area. With a small area like the chin, one appointment may be enough.
Recovery time: Because the treatment only takes up to an hour, recovery time again is minimal. As with all aesthetic treatments, swelling and bruising are common side effects but usually reduce after 72 hours.
Making sure you maintain a healthy lifestyle and a good skincare routine are important to feel your best and will help you make the most of your treatments. To know which is the right treatment, it is well worth making a consultation with an aesthetic expert who can advise you on the best option for your specific skin type. If you’d like to discuss any of our treatment options in more detail or would like to book a consultation, contact us today to arrange.