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Fiji Skin Clinic Birmingham

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How Do I Get Rid Of The Fat Under My Chin?

One of the biggest questions we get asked is how do I get rid of my double chin? The term ‘double chin’ was widely linked to just being overweight however, there are many other causes as we will cover below. We all crave for more naturally contoured cheeks and jawline without looking ‘overdone.’ The industry technology has advanced that far now that there are nonsurgical options to give significant non surgical facelifts with zero downtime and without discomfort, needles or scalpels.


What Are The Causes Of A Double Chin?

A double chin can be caused by the increase of fat and loose skin located on the neck, jawline and chin, giving the appearance of two or even three chins. Not only does fat play a role in why we can get double chins but the general process of aging can be another reason. As we age, the fat pads move down the face with gravity this is also because we lose collagen & elastin in the skin which is less able to hold the fat pads in place. This causes the look of excess skin and saggy skin,, the skin is like a bra for the face! These fat pads slide down the face as we age creating less defined cheekbones and eventually fall into the jawline and chin area with gravity.


Loss of collagen and elastin also causes lax skin. We start to lose collagen and elastin in our early 20s therefore to prevent the risk of ‘double chins’ we would start to treat early rather than later, prevention is better than cure! We lose approximately 1-2% of collagen every year from the age of 25 years which is why we recommend our skin supplements complimented by clinical skin tightening, fat destroying treatments. Collagen lose is accelerated once we hit menopause meaning we lose 4-5% collagen and elastin every year! If you are concerned about your double chin from what you feel is an early age then we recommend treatments now to eliminate any excess fat in the area, tighten the skin and prevent it from developing further. We can perform a non surgical facelift in you lunch hour!


Why do I have a double chin when I'm skinny?

We meet many slim and young clients which are distress and confused about why they have a double chin and have even considered going under the knife for a facelift? Genetics definitely play a role in the cause of your ‘double chin’, as fat may naturally be distributed in the chin and neck area. There are many contributing factors that can all create an undefined jawline and chin.


More recently, studies have alarmingly shown that our posture also has a massive impact on our “Turkey Neck.” Sadly post COVID, many of us are spending even more time hunched over our laptops in poor postural positions at home. Research has shown that young teenagers/adults now have early onset signs of spinal curvature, this is due to poor posture spending endless hours looking down at their mobiles. Spending endless hours looking down at laptops and mobiles is naturally going to create a more significant double chin which is then made more obvious with any excess weight. This poor posture combined with the increase of hours spend on Zoom looking at ourselves has also caused clients to take action and create more contoured cheekbones, sculpted jawlines and neck.


How long does it take to get rid of a double chin?

Now you can get rid of that double chin without surgery, we perform non surgical facelifts! We have the choice of two treatments, we use the Morpheus8 (radio frequency microneedling) which Judy Murray, Kim Kardashian and Amanda Holden use as well as the latest medical pain free HIFU technology that visibly tightens lax skin by stimulating more collagen and elastin. Not only do these treatment tighten skin but they also destroys the excess fat cells from the area to get rid of the double chin and sculpt cheekbones. Once the fat cells are destroyed they are gone forever.


Both Morpheus8 & HIFU are very popular as they tighten the skin at the same time as permanently breaking down fat cells so that clients are not left with less loose skin, contoured cheekbones, fewer fine lines & wrinkles. We always recommend client start with an Observ skin analysis & consultation do discuss which treatment would be most suitable. The main differences are personal preferences, down time and comfort levels. They both work at around 4mm targeting the SMAS lay to shrink wrap the face, destroy fat under the chin and dramatically tighten the skin.


Our HIFU is pain-free unlike traditional older versions of HIFU, there is also zero down time and no needles or scalpels required! Clients only need between 1-3 treatments max which may be spaced 3 weeks apart. Top ups may only be required every 12- 18 months depending on client’s needs. This treatment is suitable for all skin of colour as well.


With Morpheus8 the down time is so varied, some clients have none to minimal whereas some clients may experience down time for upto 4-5 day. Gold plated ultra fine needles are used to create tine holes in the skin so numbing cream is applied for comfort. We recommend a course of 3 treatments 3-5 weeks apart for optimum result which should be topped up every 12-18 months. WE can treat skin of colour also.


Alongside tightening skin and destroying fact cells this treatment also significantly reduces fine line & wrinkles, open pores and lifts hooded eyes.


What's stopping you from looking snatched??


Email, call or DM us to book an Observ Skin Consultation to discuss your concerns and create a bespoke treatment plan just for you!

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