It’s sad but true: if you have a double chin, you probably want to get rid of it, but you probably don’t know how or where to start. We tend to view a strong, chiseled jawline as a requirement to being attractive. But for so many of us, we’re stuck with a weak or double chin (or both) instead.
Thankfully, there are many ways to reduce your double chin and make your jawline much more attractive.
Treating your double chin can be broken into two key areas:
- Losing fat
- Strengthening/accentuating the jawline.
Losing fat will reduce your double chin. And making your jawline more defined by doing things like chin exercises and maintaining proper tongue posture can dramatically improve the appearance of a weak or double chin.
In this article, we’ll cover everything you need to know about your double chin and how to ‘fix’ it. This includes ways to remove chin fat, and exercises and devices that can (or may) help strengthen your jaw. We’ll even cover a simple tongue position you can switch to right now that will make your chin look immediately more defined (really!).
If you’ve ever looked at your profile in the mirror and sighed, this guide is for you.
Your Double Chin
The area under your chin is called your ‘submental’ region. So the ‘medical’ term for a double chin is ‘submental fat.’ If you have fat in this area, you might also hear it referred to by another euphemism: ‘submental fullness.’
One of the sad things about submental fat is that for some people, it’s simply a matter of genetics. You can be thin, fit, and active, and still have a little layer of fat right under your face (before I started to correct my chin using many of the techniques in this article, I was the poster child for a genetic double chin).
A double chin can also be caused by weight gain and/or fluctuating weight. You might also find it gets worse with age, especially since skin laxity increases as you get older (in other words, as the skin of your neck and jawline gets looser). But people of all genders and ages can have submental fat.
The reason why so many people want to get rid of their double chin is that it’s pretty much universally unflattering. And if you’re one of those people who’ve been blessed (ha!) with double chin genes, then it can make you look overweight (even when the rest of your body is in great shape).
But before we jump into how to get rid of your double chin, try to keep a few things in mind.
First, I’m going to try to avoid talking about ‘fixing’ your double chin as much as possible. It might not be totally avoidable—I am constricted by language, and we’re used to talking about fixing our bodies. But I’m sure if I met you in person, I’d think your chin is a lot better than you do, and I’d tell you that you don’t need to ‘fix’ anything. Body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) is real, and it can certainly apply to your face and jaw.
Second, it’s also totally fine and natural to be unhappy with your chin, and to want to take steps to change it. It doesn’t make you vain—it makes you human! And how you feel about your appearance matters. In fact, a 2019 academic study found that excess submental fat (i.e.: a double chin) “can have a substantial negative effect on a person’s feelings of attractiveness and behaviors. Reduction of SMF (*submental fat) may not only improve one’s appearance, but also may enhance one’s self-esteem.”
Hopefully, you’ll be able to find some ideas and methods in this article to help you
Double Chin Vs. Weak Chin Vs. Weak Jaw
A double chin and a weak chin are not the same thing, but they do often go hand-in-hand. And anything you do to improve a double chin can help improve the appearance of a weak chin (and vice versa).
I found some of the same woman side by side with a weaker and stronger jaw
First, take a look at these photos …
The woman on the left has a double chin—i.e., an excess of fat under her jaw.
Meanwhile, the woman on the right has a weak jawline. That means her jawline is not well defined—it kind of gets lost in her lower face. Like with a double chin, this can be caused by a number of factors, including genetics and aging. Thumb sucking as a child is also a big culprit (guilty as charged).
Note that having a nice, chiseled jawline won’t fix having a double chin. But, like we’ll explore below, it can really help distract from excess fat and make the face appear a lot more attractive.
Finally, some people will find that they have a weak chin, or what is called a receding chin (the medical name for this is retrogenia). This is when the actual chin itself actually slopes down. Typically, a chin comes out as far or farther than your lips. If your chin slopes back instead, then you have a weak chin. As we’ll explore further below, you might be a candidate for orthodontic intervention.
A weak chin is also impacted by age, genetics, and lifestyle. And it, too, can exacerbate the appearance of a double chin.
In other words, if you’re struggling with a weak chin, you’re probably also struggling with a weak jawline and a double chin, and vice versa. These issues are all interconnected. And thankfully, treating one issue will have spillover benefits for them all.
Finally, it’s important to note that weak chins and jaws are almost never serious medical issues. Except in rare cases when a receding chin can be part of a congenital condition that’s present at birth (i.e.: one that you would be aware of), the reasons to ‘fix’ these issues are almost always aesthetic.
That said, if you believe your chin is impacting your ability to breathe or eat, or if you believe it’s impacting your health, you should speak to a medical professional.
When To Worry
To reiterate, a double chin is almost always an aesthetic concern, not a medical one. That said, you should be aware of what would be cause for concern.
Namely, if you suddenly develop a double chin, and you haven’t really changed your diet or the amount you exercise, then this may be part of a medical condition that is causing your lymph glands to swell.
Weight gain and increased fat around the base of your neck can also be a symptom of Cushing’s syndrome, a serious condition that requires medical attention.
Bottom line: Talk to your doctor if you’re concerned about your double chin, especially if it comes on suddenly.
How To Get Rid Of Fat Under The Chin
OK, now that we’ve covered the basics, let’s figure out what to actually do about your double chin.
So, your double chin is essentially extra fat on your neck. And so to get rid of your double chin, you need to get rid of some of that fat. Period.
The good news: losing weight on your face and neck can dramatically improve the look of your jawline.
The kind of bad news: losing weight is never fun.
But some more good news: if weight loss isn’t working and/or you’d like to see faster results, there are many non-invasive treatment options available to help you get rid of some of that unwanted chin fat. Let’s explore your natural (and free) options first.
The Natural Route
By now, most of us know the drill. If you want to lose weight, there’s no getting around improving your diet and increasing your activity level. Cutting back on stress and getting more sleep is also important.
But the way you want to do this is highly individualized. And there are tons (and tons and tons) of resources available now to help people lose weight. Do your research, and try to find something you can stick to for the long haul. And if you’re a yo-yo dieter, you may want to consider things like intuitive eating or therapy to help you get off the diet roller coaster.
Ultimately, the goal is to build a healthier lifestyle that actually makes you happy. Ideally, a more defined chin will follow.
Bottom line: Since your double chin is simply excess fat/weight, the only way to get rid of it naturally will be to lose that fat/weight naturally. That said, if your double chin is primarily caused by genetics, then there may be a limit to how much of an impact weight loss will have.
If your diet and exercise alone aren’t enough to reduce your double chin, then you may want to consider medical/esthetic treatments. Many of these are noninvasive, and readily available at clinics in most cities.
Note that one of the great things about chin treatments is that they’re less obviously noticeable than getting plastic surgery done on the face. If you go to an experienced and reputable esthetician or surgeon, then people will likely think you look fabulous—-but won’t be able to put their finger on why. It’s more about revealing the facial structure you always had, rather than creating that artificial look no one likes.
For many people, when they think of treatments for a double chin, they think of CoolSculpting—and there’s a reason for this. This is a tried and true nonsurgical technique (over 6,000,000 treatments done to date) that uses something called cryolipolysis. In layman’s terms, this means using cold temperatures to freeze and destroy fat cells. CoolSculpting can be used to treat submental fat all over your body, including under the chin.
To receive CoolSculpting, they’ll put a gel pad and applicator under your chin, which will cool the fat there, causing the fat cells to gradually die. It’s a relatively long treatment—about 45 minutes—but it’s effective and has very minimal side effects. It’s also good for skin laxity.
You may not be a candidate for CoolSculpting (or even a ‘CoolMini’) if your fat pocket is too small. Also, since the CoolSculpting machine itself is a big investment for clinics, you may have a harder time finding one you trust that offers this treatment. Also, note that as with Kybella (below), you will likely need more than one treatment.
Benefits of CoolSculpting:
- No surgery necessary
- Minimal side effects
- Potentially the cheapest option for the chin
Drawbacks of CoolSculpting:
- Long treatments
- Not appropriate for all double chins
- Not offered by all clinics
Deoxycholic Acid (AKA ‘Kybella’)
KYBELLA is one of the simplest (yet still effective) treatments for a double chin. It uses synthetic deoxycholic acid, which is injected directly into your chin. ‘Acid’ might sound scary, but it’s actually a naturally occurring molecule molecule we already have in the body.
Note: If you are in Canada, this treatment is referred to as Belkyra.
One 2016 clinical study found that “KYBELLA is a safe and efficacious, first in class, injectable drug for the reduction of submental fat,” making it “a definite advance in our ability to treat a troubling aesthetic issue for a large number of people.” Specifically, the study found that 82.4% of participants had significantly improved satisfaction in their appearance.
Any time you’re injecting something into your skin, there are risks. But the risks with KYBELLA are minimal. Go to an experienced injector, and they should walk you through the risks and any concerns you might have.
And anytime you’re injecting something into your skin, it’s not going to feel fantastic, and you might experience swelling, bruising, numbness, and/or pain after. The swelling in particular might be intense for a while, giving you a bit of a ‘bullfrog’ look (i.e., you might not want to get this procedure right before a big event). Again, your injector will walk you through what to expect and how to minimize any side effects.
If you’re in the US, you can expect the cost of KYBELLA to be in the $1200-$1800 range. You might need more than one treatment to see the effects you want. You can expect the complete round of Kybella treatments to be slightly more expensive than that of a complete round of CoolSculpting treatments (but again, everyone will be different).
Both CoolSculpting and Kybella are both incredibly popular since they’re both noninvasive and effective. You’ll find a lot of debate on what’s better online. The best bet is to find a professional to help you figure out what’s actually best for you.
Benefits of Kybella:
- No surgery necessary
- Shorter treatment time
- Relatively inexpensive compared to some other options
Drawbacks of Kybella:
- More side effects than CoolSculpting
- Potentially more expensive than CoolSculpting in the long run
Time to explore the big ‘L’ word. Cut to the chase: yes, you can get liposuction on your chin and neck. As with liposuction anywhere else on your body, there’s benefits and drawbacks, and more risks, but also big rewards.
Chin liposuction (also called submental liposuction) permanently removes fat from under your chin. It’s full plastic surgery, even though it can be done in-office in about 15 minutes. The surgeon uses a slim tube and vacuum called a cannula to literally break up fat and suck it away.
As with any surgery, there are certainly some risks associated with this type of liposuction, including infection, temporary numbness, and/or nerve injury. If you go to an inexperienced surgeon, you may not like the results (people who ended up not liking the procedure found they had lumpiness or loose skin after).
Moreover, not everyone is a good candidate for chin liposuction (in particular, it may not be appropriate for people over 40 or without enough skin elasticity).
And like you’d expect, liposuction isn’t cheap. In the US, the average cost is $3,075, although you could expect to pay up to $5,000. That’s certainly a hefty price tag for most people. That said, remember that you’ll likely need several rounds of things like CoolSculpting or Kybella when all is said and done, depending on your needs and treatment. Those types of treatments could eventually end up costing you more than a ‘one and done’ lipo treatment.
A final big drawback has to do with recovery time, which can take months or more. You will likely experience bruising and swelling. You will also have several recovery days and need to wear a chin-compression garment for a week or two.
If none of that puts you off, and if you’ve talked to your doctor and found a great surgeon, then chin liposuction can yield some very positive results. One survey found that 92% of people who got this procedure said it was worth it.
Benefits of Chin Liposuction:
- Positive and long-lasting results
- Only needs one, relatively quick procedure
- Potential to be more cost effective than other treatments
Drawbacks of Chin Liposuction:
- May not be appropriate if you have loose skin or minimal chin fat
- Long recovery time
- Potential to be more expensive than other treatments
Sometimes called a neck tuck (and officially called platysmaplasty), a neck lift is a final cosmetic plastic surgery procedure that you might consider if you are unhappy with the appearance of your neck and chin.
During this surgery, the surgeon will make incisions in your neck, then carefully lift the muscles there while also removing any extra skin and fat. The goal isn’t to remove fat, but more to tighten the skin, increase elasticity, and ultimately improve the appearance of sagging skin. It’s great if you have a ‘turkey neck,’ which may be contributing to general concerns about your double chin.
And—key here—neck lifts can often be done at the same time as chin liposuction.
As with liposuction, remember that this is a surgery, so there are definitely some inherent risks, like infection, nerve injury, and blood costs. Your doctor should discuss the risks with you, along with your medical history, to determine if this treatment is right for you.
Similarly, your results may vary based on the skill level of your surgeon, so be sure to choose carefully.
Benefits of Neck Lifts:
- Dramatic before and after results
- Long lasting results
- Relatively quick recovery
- Can be combined with other treatments
Drawbacks of Neck Lifts:
- Relatively expensive
- Risk of scarring, as well as other risks from surgery
- Not suitable for all candidates
Bottom Line: if you are unhappy with your double chin and unable to reduce it with diet and exercise alone, you still have lots of options. Talk to a doctor, surgeon, cosmetic dermatologist, and/or nurse esthetician you trust to figure out the best route for you.
How To Strengthen & Accentuate The Jawline To Improve A Weak/Double Chin
Now that we’ve covered how to remove your double chin, let’s get into something that is equally as important for improving your profile. In fact, I think if you have a double chin, you might spend so much time obsessing over getting rid of it, that you don’t realize that ‘getting rid of it’ isn’t your only option.
Namely, strengthening your jawline can do a lot to create shadows and overall minimize the prominence of your double chin. No, it won’t ‘fix’ your double chin. But it can sure make you look a whole lot more attractive.
Better still, there are lots more things you can do naturally to accentuate your jawline, as well as lots of less invasive procedures.
Tip: Most of the suggestions below have other benefits attached, so you can get a lot more out of them than many double chin treatments.
Mewing Exercise For Double Chin: How To Immediately Improve The Appearance Of The Chin & Jaw
This is going to sound like some silly clickbait you see on Facebook all the time, but there is one simple thing you can do right now to immediately make your double chin look a little better. Honest!
So, what is that thing? Simply move your tongue up, so that it’s pressing against the roof of your mouth. Don’t just move up the tip of your tongue, but your whole tongue, as far back as you can control. If you can’t quite figure out what that means, make an ‘ng’ sound, by saying ‘song’ or ‘thing.’
Now, take a look in a handheld mirror, so you can see your profile. And go back and forth, with your tongue pressed up, versus your tongue being relaxed. If you’re doing it right, then your jawline will look much more defined when your tongue is up. It won’t make your double chin disappear, but don’t you look so much better? I know I do.
When you position your tongue in this way, you are doing a practice called ‘mewing.’ And mewing is essentially maintaining good tongue posture (yes, there is such a thing as tongue posture). Good tongue posture dramatically improves the appearance of your profile. And, overtime, it can add strength and definition to your whole lower face.
To sum up, here’s why mewing is so great for your double chin:
- Changing your tongue position can immediately make your double chin less pronounced
- Over time, learning how to maintain this tongue position can help to improve the shape of your lower face—-again, making your double chin less pronounced.
Getting into the ins and outs of mewing is a bit outside the scope of this article, but if you’re interested in learning more, check out these resources:
- Mewing: How Long Until You See Results?
- Are Mewing Results Permanent? Yes, But Only If You Do This
- Can Mewing Fix A Receding Chin?
Of course, mewing is just one way to work your lower jaw muscles. The following can also help.
Double Chin Exercisers
There are a variety of double chin exercisers on the market. Some will work better than others. And of course, some will make more elaborate claims than others. But the guiding principle behind them is the same as any other exercise device: working muscles to make them stronger (and therefore bigger/more defined).
So the goal with chin exercisers is actually to strengthen the jaw muscles, just like any other muscle in the body.
Bottom Line: Double chin exercisers aren’t going to magically erase your double chin. But when used properly, they can help define your jaw and lead to a more attractive facial appearance. Purchasing one may also encourage you to work out your jaw more often than you normally would.
The following are some of the more popular double chin exercisers …
Jawzrsize Facial Fitness Device
The Jawzrsize facial fitness device is probably the most well known and sought after double chin exerciser device on the market today. In fact, when I receive questions from readers about different facial exercise tools, it’s almost always about this one—for whatever that’s worth.
The Jawzrsize is essentially a rubber mouthpiece (made of food grade silicon) that comes with 20-40lbs of resistance. The idea is to bite down on it every day, or every other day, for a certain number of repetitions to exercise the muscles in your jaw. If all goes well (according to the makers of Jawzrsize) you should notice a discernible difference in the tone and shape of your face and jaw.
Jawzrsize claims that by exercising the full range of motion of your jaw, you can develop a leaner and more toned looking face, in a way typically only achieved using Botox and fillers.
The crux of this claim lies in the idea that the face (comprised of over 57 different muscles) needs to be worked out just like any other muscles. The more you work out these jaw muscles, the better your face will look.
The claims of the Jawzrsize go beyond simply building the jaw muscles for a leaner look. The makers also claim that the increased blood flow that results from using the device actually comes with a whole host of other benefits such as improved skin and increased collogen production, all of which result in a more youthful and healthy countenance.
What the research says:
Being such a popular device, there’s actually quite a bit of research available on the Jawzrsize. To make a long story short, there is little to no evidence that support the claims made by the manufacture of the device.
One study showed that while participants who used similar devices increased their maximum bite force and endurance, these gains quickly diminished when they stopped using it.
The claim that using Jawzrsize will help to build the muscles of the face and reduce fat appears to be mostly unfounded as well. In fact, there are actually more potential risks associated with using a device like this than there are benefits such as TMJ, jaw dislocation, headaches, and dental problems.
Here’s a quote from a letter by T. Nagal and A. Gupta to the British Dental Journal:
“It seems likely that the repeated use of this device will result in far more stresses on the TMJ and cause significant wear on the articular disc potentially triggering various TMJD symptoms from crepitus to complete dislocation.”
What I think:
Based on the research presented here, I think it’s pretty clear that if you’re simply looking to improve your facial appearance, it’s better to stick with tried and true methods like gum chewing and correct oral posture.
For me, it’s particularly worrying that these devices will push the teeth around in ways that negatively affect the bite, which is contrary of what something like mewing is designed to do.
That said, there may be some benefit to temporarily using a device like the Jawzrsize if you’re recovering from a jaw injury, but even that claim is debatable and should only be done under the consultation of a doctor.
Bottomline: Until more research is done to address some of the risks associated with Jawzrsize, I won’t be using one or recommending it to others.
As the biggest name in the facial fitness device craze, the Jawzrsize has spawned countless knockoff devices with similar claims and results. Many of them are more or less direct copies of the original, while others have a slightly different form and function. Here are a few of them:
Strongholden Jawline Exerciser for Men & Women
This one seems to be a direct copy of the Jawzrsize that comes with the same claim of working your jaw muscles to improve the tone and muscle definition of your face. It further claims that with only 10 minutes of chewing per day, you can obtain the “perfect jawline”.
I’m actually more skeptical of this device than I am the original Jawzrsize because of its higher resistance levels. While the original comes in intervals of 20, 30, and 40lbs, the Strongholden comes in 40, 50, and 60lbs.
If the studies are correct that such a device can cause TMJ and other dental problems, a device with a higher resistance level is even riskier. I would probably stay away from this one.
Note: This device is designed to be used with the back molars, so perhaps the extra resistance isn’t such a negative factor compared to the original Jawzrsize.
Mayena Sports Jawline Exerciser for Men & Women
This one largely follows the same idea as the Jawzrsizer but with a key difference. Instead of a single silicone ball to bite with the front teeth, this one consists of two silicone cubes to bite with the back teeth.
I can’t find any specific research on this type of device, but I do like the idea of biting with the stronger back teeth rather than risking pushing the relatively weaker front teeth forwards or backwards. I also like that this device only offers 30lbs of resistance, which reduces the risk of pushing the teeth around or dislocating the jaw.
That said, I have no evidence to prove that this device is any better or worse than the original Jawzrsize, so these are just my personal observations which may be totally misguided. Please only use such a device at your own risk and under the advice of a dentist.
Facefit Premium Facial Exerciser
This is another jaw exerciser device with a similar goal as the Jawzrsize but with a very different form. The Facefit Premium fits like a traditional mouthpiece and is designed to be bitten with the entire mouth, rather than just the front or back teeth.
There is no specific resistance level listed for this device, but considering its thin and wide form factor, I have to assume that the resistance level is lower than the Jawzrsize, which may or may not be a bad thing.
Similar to the Mayena device (previous), I like that this device is designed to be bitten with the entire mouth, including the molars, and not just the front teeth. That said, while it may be less risky, there is no evidence to suggest that any of the claims made by the manufacturer are actually true.
Neckline Slimmer & Toning Massager System
This device is nothing like the Jawzrsizer in form or function, but it does claim to tone the jawline and get rid of a double chin.
Instead of biting down on something, this device is essentially a heavy spring that sits between your chin and chest. You use the device by tilting your head down into the resistance and thereby strengthen the muscles in your jaw and neck.
Of all the devices listed here, this one appears to be the most useless. There is no evidence or research that suggests those who use it will see any positive results. In fact, I’ve only listed it here becasue I’ve seen it show up in so many search results, as well as “as seen on TV” websites.
The product looks cheaply made and doesn’t appear to have enough resistance to result in anything but a slightly sore neck. My advice is to save your money and avoid this one.
Final Note: Remember that with neck exercisers, as with any exercise, you need to be careful and start slowly. Overusing the jaw can lead to pain and joint problems.
Regular and/or Mastic Gum
Double chin exercisers are going to be great for some people. But not everyone is going to want to make the investment, or spend so much time consciously working out the jaw. So the simple solution? Chew some gum.
It might sound simple, but chewing gum uses your jaw muscles. Chew frequently enough, and you may start to notice some new definition. At the very least, it might help prevent you losing any more definition as you age.
Plus, assuming you’re chewing sugar free gum, you can expect a lot of other health benefits, including burning calories, reducing heartburn, and even improving your memory. Chewing gum with xylitol can also help strengthen the teeth and prevent cavities.
And if you really want to ramp up the jaw-boosting benefits, you might want to consider mastic gum. This is gum made from resin (i.e.: sap) from a Mediterranean type of tree (don’t worry—it doesn’t taste as bad as that might sound to you!).
Mastic gum also has a host of potential benefits. But, important for our purposes, it is also a lot harder to chew than regular gum. Harder to chew=requires more jaw strength=can help build jaw muscles quicker. Win-win-win.
Double Chin Exercises
I’m of the opinion that, when it comes to ‘exercise,’ mewing and chewing gum is really all you need to keep your jawline tight and sculpted. That said, I’m also of the opinion that facial muscles deserve as much of a workout as any other muscles in your body (like they say, use it or lose it).
So if you’re interested in double chin exercises, and/or you enjoy doing them, then there’s lots of Youtube tutorials out there. I really like the simplicity of this one (below), which also offers some easy-to-follow stretches for a more defined jaw:
Similarly, many people turn to the traditional East Asian practice of ‘gua sha’ to treat their double chin (and a host of other facial/health issues). I couldn’t find any specific research on whether following this technique could help with facial/jaw appearance. That said, there is some research that suggests it can help with muscle pain.
That, plus the amount of rave reviews it gets online, plus the fact that it feels good and can be easily incorporated into skin care routine, means this practice might be worth a try. I like this woman’s follow-along tutorial as a place to get started:
Of course, like we’ve covered, these exercises cannot and will not ‘eliminate’ a double chin. But they’re pretty easy to integrate into your day, and they might also help you stretch and feel good. Plus, if you’re committed, they can help make your jaw stronger, and therefore more attractive.
In other words, always talk to your doctor about any concerns with any new exercise routine, but otherwise, experiment and see what works best for you.
Finally, as with your double chin, there are also cosmetic treatments that make your jawline more defined. These are the most popular:
- Botox Neck Lift. While everyone has heard of Botox, using it to help define the jawline may be less well known. Sometimes called a ‘Nefertiti Lift,’ Botox can be injected into platysma muscles of your neck. By relaxing these muscles, the muscles of your face are able to pull forwards, which in turn can make your jawline more defined. Not only is this much simpler than many of the other chin treatments, it can have the added benefit of lifting the corners of your mouth, which can help with frown lines and creating a more youthful appearance. And since the injection is done on the neck, you don’t have to worry about getting that ‘startled’ look that is associated with bad Botox procedures. As with all these treatments, you’ll need to seek out an experienced provider who will be able to walk you through the procedure, including its benefits and side effects.
- Chin Filler. Again, while filler is becoming quite popular, you may not be aware that you can get it on your chin and jaw to create a more defined jawline. You’ll see changes right away, and it’s safe and effective for most patients. One of the biggest downsides is that the results only last from between one to two years.
- Chin implant. Similarly, a chin/jaw implant can be added to your lower face to add jawline definition. It is more invasive than a chin filler, and more expensive. But the results are permanent, meaning it can be significantly more cost effective than a lifetime of fillers.
- Ultherapy. Finally, ultherapy is a treatment that targets areas beneath the skin with energy, which helps support collagen regeneration. When it’s targeted at the jawline, it can help tighten the skin and add definition there, with results lasting for about a year.
And it bears repeating: the only want to figure out a treatment that is best for you and your budget is to speak with a qualified, experienced professional.
Finally, if you feel like you have a weak/receding chin, then you may want to consider speaking to a dentist or orthodontist about orthodontic intervention. If your teeth or jaw are misaligned, and/or if you’ve had unbalanced growth in your upper or lower jaw, then you may be a candidate for either braces or jaw surgery. While orthodontic interventions work best in younger children, even adults can use them to achieve healthier, more attractive smiles.
More Simple Treatments For A Double Chin
Last but not least, there are a variety of simple things that you can do at home to help improve the appearance of your double chin. Maybe they’re not miracle cures. But they might make you look and feel a bit better.
Beyond mewing and tongue posture, simply maintaining good posture overall is going to lift you up and pull your chin forward, to where it’s meant to be.
Many men opt for beards to help disguise a double chin, weak chin, or “turkey neck”. And anyone can try to use makeup (typically bronzer or foundation) to help define the jaw a little bit. These methods definitely work well to a degree, especially when combined with other approaches.
And remember that clean, healthy skin is going to make everyone look their best, double chin or no double chin. So don’t neglect the skin of your neck.
According to Dr. Shereene Idriss (my online go-to for all things skin care), the density of collagen on your neck skin is thinner than the collagen on your face. This means it breaks down easier and shows signs of aging quicker.
She suggests using retinol for the face, which help promote collagen production and thicken your skin. But retinol can be harsh on even the strongest skin—so on the very sensitive skin of your neck, it can be too much . She recommends you stick to formulations that 0.3% retinol or less, and that you still start slowly. According to Dr. Idriss, the L’oreal Revitalift Pressed Night Moisturizer with Retinol has approximately 0.2% retinol, making it a product she recommends for the neck.
Note: If your neck can’t tolerate retinols, Dr. Idriss recommends seeking products with peptides to help boost collagen production.
How Can You Tell If You Have a Double Chin?
A double chin simply means extra fat under your chin. If you can see fat there or feel it with your fingers, then you have a double chin.
How Long Does It Take to Get Rid of a Double Chin?
The length of time it takes to get rid of a double chin will vary depending on the person, their genetics, and what treatments they use to get rid of it. Some treatments like CoolSculpting can work quickly, while relying on diet and exercise can take a lot longer. Note that some people may be genetically predisposed to having a double chin, and may not be able to completely get rid of it without cosmetic treatments.
How To Get Rid Of A Double Chin Overnight?
There is no way to get rid of a double chin overnight. There are certain treatments like CoolSculpting and Kybella that only take a small amount of time to have done, but it can still take a few weeks to see full results. If you want to immediately improve the appearance of your double chin, then you can try things like makeup (specifically contouring), growing a beard, or placing your full tongue at the top of your palate, instead of letting it rest at the bottom of your mouth (i.e., by mewing).
How Can I Lose My Double Chin Without Exercise?
Losing weight through diet may help you lose your double chin, or at least reduce its size. That said, some people are genetically predisposed to having a double chin (so that they have a double chin while being quite thin everywhere else). These people may want to consider treatments like CoolSculpting or liposuction if they are really bothered by their chin.
Can A Double Chin Be Reduced Naturally?
A double chin is simply excess fat, so you can reduce it naturally by losing weight. It’s also possible to naturally strengthen your jaw muscles and make them more defined. While this won’t actually reduce your double chin, it can help to create more balance in your lower face, and may at least reduce the prominence/appearance of your double chin.
Does Chewing Gum Help Double Chin?
Chewing gum will not make your double chin disappear. That said, it can help strengthen your jaw muscles, which might make your jawline appear more defined. This in turn can help minimize the look of your double chin.
Will My Double Chin Go Away If I Lose Weight?
Your double chin might go away if you lose weight. Even if it doesn’t go away completely, it might become less pronounced. That said, some people are genetically predisposed to having fat under the chin. For these people, diet and exercise may not be enough to completely get rid of their double chin, although there are other options for them to improve their appearance.
Why Do I Have A Double Chin When I’m Skinny?
If you are thin and healthy but still have a double chin, it is likely because you are genetically predisposed to storing weight under your chin.
Do The ‘Jaw Chew’ Things Work?
The ‘jaw chew’ things are one of many double chin exercisers that can help strengthen the jaw and make it appear more defined. If you use one, be careful not to overdo it. Just like other muscles in your body, you don’t want to overwork your jaw muscles, and you also don’t want to create jaw joint problems for yourself.
What Does A Jaw Exerciser Do For The Chin?
While a jaw exerciser won’t get rid of a double chin, it can make your jawline stronger and more defined. This in turn can reduce the appearance of a double chin, and/or lead to a more attractive profile overall.