How to get rid of Double Chin?

Farat Abdul Razzaq

How to get rid of double chin?

What is a double chin?

Double chin is scientifically called Submental adiposity. It is the excess deposition of fat beneath your chin. This excess fat may ruin your snaps and make you look unattractive. 

The social beauty standards of today make you look at yourself critically. Having a fused chin may prove a trouble for beauty-conscious people. It fuses your jawline with your neck and gives your face a full appearance.

What are the reasons for Double Chin?

Thick chins are commonly considered the result of obesity. Although obesity is a factor a factor playing a role in the chin thickness, this is not the only factor. So, let’s look at the factors causing a double chin. 


Double chins prevails in some families because of heredity factors. Hereditary factors contain genes responsible for less collagen formation and less elastic skin. So, people with less elastic skin form double chins. 

So, heredity may be the key reason for double chins if some other members of your family are having it.


Obesity can also be the reason for fat layer accumulation under your skin.


As you age, your skin gradually loses its tightness and elasticity. So, your skin loses its shape. That’s why aging is one factor that promotes fat accumulation under your chin.

Lifestyle Factors:

Our lifestyle may also contribute to double chin formation.

  • We spend 2-4 hours daily scrolling through social apps with your head down. It promotes a double chin.
  • Using a high pillow is also a major factor that causes the chin to double.
  • Our reading habits also cause heavy chins. We mostly read in a different posture when we do not keep the book leveled to our eyes rather than lower our heads to read. This may threaten the chin layer, affect eyesight, and cause back pain.

Double Chin Exercises

People want to get rid of a double chin because it makes you look old and unattractive. Remember, regular exercise is the main way to achieve this goal. So, I am proposing exercises to help you eliminate the double chin.


  • Before you start any exercise, remember to warm up. Without a warm-up, you may injure your muscles. 
  • To warm up, sit straight. And rotate your neck in the circle. Do this for a minute in clockwise and a minute in the anticlockwise direction.
  • After warming up, you are now ready to exercise.

Straight Jaw Jutt:

  • Tilt your head back and look straight at the sky.
  • Push your lower jaw forward, and this creates a stretchy feeling.
  • Hold it for ten seconds. Repeat this exercise ten times daily.
  • When you get used to this exercise, step forward to advance options.
  • Tilt your head back and look up to the ceiling. 
  • Slide your lower jaw to the left and hold it for ten seconds. After, move your lower jaw to the right and hold for ten seconds. Repeat these exercises ten times daily.

The Ball Squeeze exercise:

  • Take a cricket ball or tennis ball.
  • Stand straight and place the ball under your chin.
  • Press the ball against your chin and hold it for a while.  
  • Repeat this twenty times.

Chew Gum:

Chewing gum causes the movement of muscles. It is a good exercise to burn fat under the chin.

Puckering up Lips:

  • Tilt your head back and look up. 
  • Pucker up your lips as you kiss the ceiling or the whistle.
  • Repeat ten times a day.

OO-EE Sound Exercise:

  • Tilt your head back and look up.
  • Make a sound of O and E with exaggerated facial movements. This will stretch your muscles. And help to reduce chin.

Lions Yawn/ Tongue Stretch:

  • Look straight, pull your tongue out, and extend it as far as possible, just like a lion does while yawning.
  • Lift it for ten seconds.
  • Do this ten times daily.

Lion’s Roar Exercise:

  • Stand straight. Open your mouth as wide as possible.
  • Keep it open for ten seconds.
  • Repeat this ten times daily.

Treatments of Double Chin

Sometimes, the double chin gets severe and stubborn. Then, you have to try medical treatment to remove your double chin. The following treatments are available to get rid of the heavy chin fat.

Treatments of Double chin?

Use of straps and applicators:

Doctors may recommend some applicators or straps around the neck that help you tighten the area under the chin. And make your jawline look sharp.


Lipolysis is an invasive treatment for stubborn fat under your chin. It can be done in two different ways;

1). Injection: Some specific solutions that digest fat are injected under your chin. They kill the fat deposit cells, and dead cells are removed by the body naturally. It may take 4-6 weeks to reduce your chin’s weight.

2) Laser: This procedure removes fat layers under the chin. Fat is melted by passing through the heat waves. 


It is the same as lipolysis. In this procedure, injections target the mesodermal area.

Cryolipolysis/ Cool sculpting: 

Cryolipolysis is a procedure to remove fat present in the thighs, double chin, and abdomen area. In cryolipolysis, fat layers are treated under very low temperatures. Fat cells die because of freezing. Then, they are removed from the body naturally by apoptosis.

Side Effects:

These treatments described above may cause the following side effects:

  • Redness
  • Irritation or itching
  • Bruising
  • Numbness
  • Pain
  • Swelling 

Final words:

Winding up, You can kick out double chin by exercising consistently. It may be a sign of obesity, so if you are obese, dieting will help you to remove fat under the chin. You can also treat double chin medically, as it is safe and approved by the FDA.

Does Chewing gum help to reduce chin?

Yes, chewing gum helps to reduce fat layers beneath skin as it causes movements of facial muscles.

What causes the chin?

Genetics, Obesity, and some Lifestyle factors may be the reason for double chins.

What are double chins?

The excess fat accumulation under the chin is called a thick chin or submental adiposity .

Can I get rid of a double chin through exercise?

Yes, you can remove chin fat by exercise only if you keep doing it for a month or more.

Hey! I'm Farat, with a pen that is armed with a passion for trend spotting, make-up artistry and skin-care secrets. I bring forth the secrets of beauty from natural remedies to mindful practices. My pen narrates the true stories of the celebrities you love to know.

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