Conditions Body Double Chin

Many people feel self-conscious about a double chin, the common term for fat around the neck and under the chin. Fullness in this area can detract from your facial profile and create an undefined jawline. Fortunately, the Langdon Center offers several treatment options to help get rid of a double chin.

What is Submental Fat?

Submental fat is fat under the chin, often called a double chin. You may be more prone to a double chin if you are overweight, but healthy individuals can have excess submental fat, too. Losing fat in the neck area is particularly difficult through simple weight loss, making it a challenging concern to overcome. A double chin may also develop or worsen with age as skin laxity contributes to jowls and a sagging neck and jawline.

Generally, risk factors for a double chin include:

  • Being overweight
  • Age
  • Genetics
  • Skin laxity and sagging

Whatever the cause of your double chin, you probably don’t like its effect on your appearance. Submental fat can disrupt facial balance and create the appearance of a weak jawline.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Battling a double chin can be frustrating. Although losing weight often helps reduce submental fat, it may not resolve a double chin completely. If you’re already at a healthy weight, you may have tried chin and neck exercises to tone the area. Doing these exercises consistently can help some people achieve a tighter, slimmer neck. But for others, these efforts may have little to no effect.

Leading a healthy lifestyle and maintaining a stable weight are the most important steps to a fit body without excess fat. However, some people may benefit from treatment to reduce their double chin more significantly.

If you’re looking for an effective and long-lasting way to defeat your double chin, Dr. Langdon can help. During a detailed consultation, he’ll assess your neck and jawline to determine the cause of your submental fat and the best treatment option.


If you want the simplest, most convenient double chin treatment, Kybella® might be the right choice. This injectable treatment uses a naturally occurring bile acid to dissolve the unwanted fat cells under your chin. Most people only need a couple of Kybella® treatments to see long-lasting results.

Neck Liposuction

For the most dramatic results, Dr. Langdon may recommend neck liposuction to remove fat from the neck and jaw area. Liposuction is often performed as part of a neck lift if the patient also has sagging skin and aging concerns. Liposuction is a surgical procedure that requires a few small incisions and local anesthesia, and patients typically need a few days of downtime. The results are more significant than those of non-surgical alternatives, however.


CoolSculpting® is a non-invasive body contouring treatment that freezes unwanted fat cells. These crystallized fat cells are broken down and flushed out of the body, effectively reducing fat in the targeted area. CoolSculping® can be used almost anywhere on the body, including a double chin. Most patients need two or three treatments, and results appear gradually after several weeks.

Take the next step.

To learn more about double chin or to schedule your consultation with Board-Certified Cosmetic Surgeon Dr. Langdon, please fill out the form on this page or call The Langdon Center at (203) 453-8625. We look forward to working with you! The Langdon Center serves patients in the Guilford & New Haven, CT areas.

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