What Causes a Double Chin

What is a Double Chin:

A double chin is a phenomenon caused by a layer of subcutaneous fat around the neck that sags down and creates a wrinkle, making the owner appear to have a second chin. There are 3 main causes of excess fat under the chin which is age, genetics and obesity. It is most common on people who are elderly or obese. A person of average weight can bear a this problemĀ as well, depending on their bone structure and amount of loose skin. It is more visible when the bottom jaw is lowered or the head is tilted down. Obesity which is one of the main causes of a extra chins especially in people under the age of 65 can usually be remedied by a change of diet and a series of different exercises targeted at the lose skin under the chin. A change of diet and a more active life style will not only get rid of a double chin but is overall beneficial to a persons health.

Another known cause of chin fat which is not widely known is a persons posture. Check your posture. How do you stand? If you are slumping, you will be creating unnecessary lumps and bumps on your body, including around your chin area because the fat seeks unfirmed areas to settle in. Stand up tall, put your head up, shoulders back and uncurve the spine. Don’t spend too many hours slumped over a computer everyday. If you must work with a computer all day, do stretches every half an hour. If you forget to do this, set an alarm on your computer to remind you. Another great exercise to do in front of the computer is to take an old soft tennis ball or any ball about the same size and place it under your chin and push your chin into your upper chest area.

Quick Fix for Chin Fat:

Unfortunately there is no quick over night cure for unsightly chin fat no matter what anyone tells you UNLESS you opt for surgery which has it’s own problems and is not always 100% successful. There are products on the market today which can aid you in your battle against a fat chin which range from cremes, wraps to electronic devices which you place under the problem area. We’re going to take some time to look at not only these products but also various facial and neck exercises that can help firm the skin under your chin and also tone the muscles, looking at the revolutionary new laser removal procedure and finally looking at the surgical procedure undertaken and the pros and cons. As always with any diet, exercise program or product you under take, please consult a health professional or doctor first.

Lets now have a look at various exercises which you can undertake anywhere and at anytime within reason and can have a profound effect on not just your chin area but also your neck and face.

Diet and Weight Loss:

Obesity can be a major factor for alot of people suffering. In this instance a person should be looking to loose weight before contemplating surgery, in fact your family doctor or local GP dedicated to your health and well being should offer a natural remedy to healthy weight lose before contemplating surgery as an alternative. Surgery should always be considered a fail option. However, not only fat people have this problem. Even thin people get them, typically due to the shape of the jaw and throat. In situations where exercise won’t make a difference due to the natural shape of your chin and neck then there are other alternatives like surgery where they can proform a chin implant once the patient has lost the initial saggy chin either through natural means or surgery.

We’ll look at the two different types of surgery which a person can under go and associated risks.

Lets now have a Look at Various Double Chin Exercises which are designed to help Reduce and Eliminate a saggy chin.