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What is a Double Chin?

A double chin is a common name for submental fat or fat underneath the chin. A double chin is a common concern, especially for patients who are at an otherwise healthy weight. It’s impossible to spot reduce fat through traditional diet and exercise, causing frustration for many patients. Although plastic surgery has traditionally been the solution to a double chin, there are a few non-surgical treatments available that can slim and define the jawline without downtime.

What Causes a Double Chin?

A double chin is typically associated with excess weight, but this isn’t always the case. The most common cause of a double chin is genetics. Some patients simply carry a small amount of fat under their chin no matter their weight. Additionally, weight fluctuations can cause fat to exist under the chin or can cause looser skin that contributes to the appearance of a double chin.

What are My Treatment Options for a Double Chin?

Our team can assess your circumstances and recommend your best options. A double chin caused by stubborn fat can easily be treated with non-surgical treatments. However, a double chin that has excess or sagging skin may need more substantial treatment.


CoolSculpting® is a body contouring treatment that can eliminate fat with controlled cooling energy. This process crystalizes fat cells without damaging the skin, causing the fat cells to be permanently removed from the body. CoolSculpting comes with a variety of applicator shapes and sizes, one of which can be used to contour the chin and jawline.


Kybella® is a unique injectable treatment that includes deoxycholic acid, an enzyme found in your digestive system that helps process fat. When injected in a grid pattern under the chin, Kybella can permanently dissolve fat cells.

How Can I Maintain My Results from Double Chin Treatment?

Both CoolSculpting and Kybella can produce permanent results with a complete treatment package, but it’s still important to maintain a healthy and active lifestyle to prevent weight fluctuation. There’s no downtime needed with either treatment, but our team will supply detailed aftercare instructions to help you get the most out of your results. You’ll also receive a detailed schedule so you know when to return for your next treatment session.


At Grace and Grey Spa, we combine state-of-the-art medical procedures with scientifically proven skincare products and treatments so all of our patients look & feel their very best.

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