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How to remove the second chin?

A second chin, or double chin, is an aesthetic defect that can significantly change the appearance of a face. Excessive deposits of fat and folds appear in the area of the lower jaw and chin, the oval becomes less clear, the face looks fuller, which visually adds age.

Published at

May 31, 2024

Many people are thinking about how to remove the second chin in order to regain their youth and confidence. There are many reasons for the appearance of a second chin, and knowing them, you can choose the most appropriate method to eliminate it.

The reasons for the appearance of a second chin

Overweight. When gaining extra pounds, fat is deposited not only on the body, but also in the face area, including the chin.

Drastic weight loss. Paradoxically, sudden weight loss can also lead to the formation of a second chin. The skin loses elasticity and sags, and excess skin forms on the chin.

Age-related changes. With age, the skin loses elasticity, and the muscles weaken, which leads to sagging skin and the formation of a second chin. 

Genetic predisposition. If your parents or close relatives had a second chin, then there is a high probability that you may have one too.

Incorrect posture. Poor posture and the habit of slouching can contribute to the formation of a second chin. 

How to get rid of the second chin at home

Massage. Improves blood circulation and lymph flow, helps to reduce body fat and tighten the skin. 

Taping. Applying special tapes (tapes) to problem areas helps to tighten the skin and improve lymphatic drainage.

Working with posture. Strengthen the muscles of the trunk, keep your back straight and your head raised so that the neck stretches and the double chin gradually disappears. 

Exercises. For example, tilting the head in different directions, imitation of chewing with resistance and other practices help strengthen muscles and tighten the skin.

Cosmetic procedures for removing the second chin

Ultrasonic SMAS lifting, a modern method of ultrasonic action on the skin and muscle layers (SMAS), helps to quickly remove the second chin. Ultrasound stimulates tissue contraction and tightening. Due to the deep effect on the muscle layers, the lifting effect becomes noticeable immediately. 

Another popular method is laser rejuvenation. Laser radiation destroys old cells and stimulates the growth of new ones, improving skin texture and reducing the second chin. The results of laser rejuvenation are noticeable after the first procedure and are enhanced with each session.

Cosmetologists also recommend RF lifting— a painless warming up of the deep layers of the skin, which stimulates the production of collagen and elastin. RF lifting is effective for tightening the skin, reducing wrinkles and the second chin. The result becomes noticeable almost immediately, and the effect lasts up to a year.

Injection techniques

Noticeable results can be achieved with the help of mesotherapy. The procedure involves the introduction of a cocktail of vitamins, minerals and amino acids under the skin, which improve the condition of the skin and promote the breakdown of fats. After several sessions, the skin becomes firmer and tighter, which helps to reduce the second chin.

Another effective method is injection of lipolytics. The drugs are injected into the area of the second chin, where the active substances break down fat cells. The fat is then excreted from the body naturally. Usually several procedures are required, but the contours of the face become clearer quite quickly.

Contouring is another way to deal with the second chin. The cosmetologist introduces fillers based on hyaluronic acid to correct the contours of the face and reduce the second chin. The effect is visible immediately after the procedure and can last from 6 to 18 months. 

Cosmetology and injection techniques allow you to achieve an ideal, clear oval face with minimal risks and a short recovery period. Olympus Clinic specialists will help you choose the most appropriate method, taking into account your characteristics and wishes. 

Removal of the second chin with plastic surgery

Plastic surgery offers more radical methods of eliminating the second chin. Let's look at the basic procedures:

Liposuction is the surgical removal of excess fat from the chin area. The doctor makes small incisions to pinpoint the fat in the problem area. The recovery period is several weeks, the results are preserved for a long time, provided that a stable weight is maintained.

Surgical facelift helps to eliminate excess skin and tighten tissues, significantly improving the contours of the face and neck. The procedure gives a long-term result, noticeable a few months after the operation, when the swelling subsides and the tissues heal completely.

Platysmoplasty is aimed at tightening the platysma (neck muscles), helps to eliminate double chin and improve the contours of the neck. The results are noticeable immediately after surgery and improve as the tissues heal. The effect lasts for many years, especially when maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

Mentoplasty is the correction of the shape and size of the chin with the help of implants or changes in the bone structure. The procedure allows you to eliminate the second chin and improve the proportions of the face. The recovery period is several weeks, and the final result is visible after a few months and lasts for a lifetime.

Prevention of the appearance of a second chin

To prevent the appearance of a second chin, the following recommendations should be followed:

  • Maintain a normal weight;

  • Watch your posture;

  • Do exercises for the neck and chin muscles;

  • Use moisturizers for the skin of the neck;

  • Avoid sudden weight fluctuations.

If you want to get rid of the second chin, the specialists of Olympus Clinics will help you choose the most appropriate method, taking into account your characteristics. Make an appointment for a consultation and get professional recommendations on face and neck care.

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