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Double chin treatment options

What causes a double chin?

A double chin, also known as submental fat, is a common condition that occurs when a layer of fat forms below your chin.


While a double chin is often associated as a sign of being overweight or obese, there are many other factors that can contribute to this type of concern; including but not limited to genetics or health issues.


A few different factors may contribute to create a double chin. Understanding these may help with understanding ways to get rid of the problem.


  • Age


The skin can start to lose its elasticity as the body ages, which can lead to the appearance of extra or saggy skin that may contribute to a double chin.


  • Diet and weight


A diet high in calories, processed foods, and unhealthful fats may influence weight gain and a double chin.


  • Genetics


Some people are genetically predisposed to a double chin, meaning they have a family history of skin with little elasticity.


  • Posture


Poor posture can weaken the muscles of the neck and chin over time.


Some health problems that may cause double chin as well:


  • Thyroid issues


Some people may develop double chin due to the poor working of the thyroid glands.


  • Sinus infections


Chronic sinusitis can cause the lymph nodes to swell because of the inflammation.


  • Kidney disorders


Any disorder in the kidney area may also cause a double chin like appearance.


  • Cushing’s Syndrome


This health condition is caused by having high cortisol for long periods of time. 


  • Salivary gland inflammation


Through infection and inflammation of the salivary glands, the jaw and facial area can also swell.


Whatever the reason, now you want a fix.

What are the treatment options for double chin?

If you have a double chin and want to get rid of it, here is a list of treatment options and health providers in the Dominican Republic.


Chin liposuction

Neck lift

Chin implant

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Aesthetic and Anti-Aging MD

Plastic Surgeon


Plastic Surgeon

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