Effective Procedures for Double Chin Removal

asian woman looking at her double chin in mirror

Posing for photos can be a lot trickier than it seems. A wrong angle can make you look like Jabba the Hutt from Star Wars. If you are not familiar with that Star Wars character, do not bother to search the Internet for a photo. The fact that you are reading this article right now says only one thing: you and Jabba the Hutt have one thing in common.

A double chin is not something that we should be ashamed of. It is one sign of skin ageing; it will only take several years for everyone to reach a certain age where they will encounter this unwanted fat occurrence at the neck and chin area of the body. However, ageing is not the only reason why double chin exists. This article discusses that, along with other facts about double chin and various methods and treatments for reducing or removing double chins.

Double Chin: What are the causes?

There are 3 culprits that cause a double chin. Your double chin exists because of your body weight, genes, or skin ageing. Let’s discuss each.

  1. Body Weight

As we have enumerated above, there are other reasons why double chin occurs. A common misconception that a lot of people have is putting the blame of the double chin’s appearance solely on gaining weight. However, putting on excess weight can place a person at risk of developing a double chin as a result of fat deposits that may build up on the chin and neck area.

  1. Genes

If you have done your part in maintaining ideal body weight and yet have a layer of fatty skin peeking under your chin, then your family’s genes might be the reason why you have a double chin. Go down memory lane and check your family’s old photos to see if any of your family members have the same.

  1. Skin Aging

Of course, the inevitable skin ageing won’t be off our list! Nobody is exempted from this natural phenomenon. Our skin loses its capacity to produce collagen as we grow old. Collagen is an important component in the skin that helps keep it supple and firm. When the skin loses collagen, it becomes saggy and loose. As a result, the skin under our chin protrudes downward along with submental fats, creating the double chin.

Treatments available for reducing or removing double chins in Singapore

double chin before and after illustration

Fortunately, aesthetic technology has developed greatly over time. As the experts from Singapore's Cambridge Therapeutics tell us, there are several options for double chin reduction treatment available. That if you don’t consider what used to be popular invasive procedures, namely surgery and liposuction. A lot of people now are keen on trying non-invasive and non-surgical procedures as these are less intimidating, quicker, and cost less. Below is a table of different aesthetic procedures and their comparisons.




Cryolipolysis (Fat freezing)

  • Non-invasive
  • Non-surgical
  • No risk for infections
  • No downtime needed
  • Removes cells that produce fat permanently from the body.
  • Multiple parts of the body may be treated at the same time if the clinic has more than one machine to do the procedure.
  • Not suitable for people who are obese and with neurologic or orthopaedic problems.
  • Results are not immediately seen as it would take time for the body to process and eliminate the fat cells that have been destroyed by fat freezing.
  • The skin may exhibit some irregularities and bruise after a procedure.
  • A repeat session may be needed to get optimum results.

Dermal fillers

  • Non-surgical
  • Quick procedure
  • No downtime needed
  • Improves contour of the jaw-line, which reduces the appearance of the double chin.
  • Results can be seen after a procedure.
  • Minimally invasive procedure (injections are used to administer the fillers)
  • Bruising in the treatment area
  • Swelling in the treatment area
  • Possible allergic reaction to filler ingredients
  • Infection
  • Injury to blood vessels

High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound

  • Non-surgical
  • Non-invasive
  • Quick procedure
  • No downtime needed
  • Saggy skin is tightened and jaw-line will appear more defined
  • Promotes collagen production
  • Results are immediately visible after a treatment
  • Mild redness
  • Swelling
  • Repeat treatments may be needed depending on the desired results.


  • Non-surgical
  • No downtime needed
  • Quick procedure
  • Results are immediately visible after a treatment
  • Improves contour of the jaw-line, which reduces the appearance of the double chin.
  • Minimally invasive procedure
  • Contour irregularities
  • Infection
  • Scarring
  • Thread migration or extrusion
  • Possible nerve injuries

Are there other effective treatments available that does not require aesthetic procedures?

treatmenf of double chin

You may have encountered topical “magic creams” that promise to melt away fat, but the truth is the only thing that they will perform magic on is your money. Tucking in double chins require the inner workings of the deep layers of the skin.

Changing your diet or exercising may not be of help too, especially if the cause of your double chin is genetic or skin ageing. So, the answer is no. There are no effective treatments available yet aside from aesthetic surgical and non-surgical procedures.