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What Causes a Double Chin & How to Get Rid of It

Double chins are a common complaint for people who are exploring CoolSculpting as a surgical alternative. Despite what most people believe, double chins aren’t necessarily a sign of being overweight. People are a slim and otherwise healthy can have a double chin. So what causes a double chin? And what’s the best way to get rid of it?

Common Causes of a Double Chin

It’s true that weight can play a factor in the development of a double chin. When you are carrying excess weight, it needs to be stored somewhere, and that area under your chin is a convenient place for the body to put it. Keep in mind that some people don’t actually carry fat in their double chin; it could be due to water retention, as well. Excess weight and fat deposits aren’t the only cause, though. Some people are just genetically predisposed to having a double chin (so you can go thank your parents for that one). If your parents or siblings have a double chin, there is a good chance that you will, too. As you get older, you could be more prone to a double chin no matter what your weight might be. We lose muscle mass as we age, and that skin under your chin will begin to sag. This is true for other parts of the body, too.

How to Get Rid of a Double Chin

Determining what’s caused your double chin can help you decide on the best way to go about getting rid of it. If you’ve only developed a double chin after weight gain, losing that weight could reverse the effects. If your family is predisposed to double chins, though, there probably isn’t much you are going to be able to do about it without medical intervention. That’s where our CoolSculpting services in Loveland can help.

CoolSculpting is a non-invasive method of destroying fat deposits in the body without needles, knives, or long recovery periods. The process works by freezing fat cells which are then processed out of your body and removed by the liver and kidney. Many patients in our Loveland office read or nap through the procedure and are ready to get back to work just a short time later. It’s a great way to remove stubborn fat deposits on your love handles, belly, and that pesky double chin.

Call for a Free Consultation on CoolSculpting Today

If you are wondering whether CoolSculpting in our Loveland office might be the right method to get rid of your double chin, it’s time to talk to our team. Our office offers a free cosmetic consultation to determine whether or not you are a good candidate for this procedure and if it will help you attain the results that you want. Don’t let the appearance of a double chin damage your self-esteem or hold you back from feeling and looking your best. Make an appointment with us and let’s explore the next steps to get rid of your double chin.