How to Reduce Your Double Chin Without Surgery

As you get older, you might develop a dreaded double chin due to genetics, sagging skin, weight gain, or just the natural result of aging. In addition to making you look older and heavier than you are, double chins can change the shape of your face by obscuring your natural jawline. 

Dr. Mrudangi S. Thakur, based in Jefferson Valley and Middletown, New York, recommends the FDA-approved FaceTite procedure for reducing your double chin and recontouring your face. In this blog, we share exactly what causes a double chin and how FaceTite targets the problem at its source. 

What causes a double chin?

The term double chin, also known as submental fat, refers to extra fat that accumulates under your chin, sometimes creating the appearance of two chins. While many people assume that double chins are caused by weight gain, a number of factors can cause this fat accumulation.

Weight fluctuations 

Gaining weight does cause your body to accumulate and store fat deposits all around your body. This can lead to excess fat developing around your face and under your chin, leading to a double chin.

However, you may be surprised to know that sudden weight loss may also exacerbate double chins. In these cases, double chins are primarily caused by excess loose skin and skin that has lost elasticity. 


In some people, double chins may be caused by a combination of genetic factors that lead to excess submental fat accumulation as well as less elastic skin. If your close relatives seem to develop double chins no matter their weight, you might be more likely to develop one yourself. 


As you age, your skin naturally loses some of the proteins that contribute to skin elasticity and allow it to bounce back from movement, creasing, or folds. Combined with natural fat accumulation under your chin, this change in your skin can lead to an appearance of a double chin.

Can I reduce my double chin without surgery?

Yes! While you may have heard of people treating their double chins with liposuction and facelifts, there’s a nonsurgical option that offers excellent results without the downtime and scarring. FaceTite is a revolutionary, minimally invasive treatment that both burns fat and tightens skin so you can reduce the appearance of your double chin. 

FaceTite works via a method called RFAL, or radiofrequency-assisted lipolysis. Like liposuction, this procedure permanently removes some of your excess fat, but it also tightens the surrounding skin by stimulating collagen production with radiofrequency energy. 

Your FaceTite procedure takes place in the office under local and oral sedation. During your procedure, Dr. Thakur makes tiny incisions under your jawline where they will be least visible to insert the specially designed FaceTite probe just under your skin’s surface.

She moves the probe under your skin in order to melt fat with radiofrequency energy and then removes the destroyed fat cells through suction. She also applies radiofrequency energy externally to tighten your skin around the treatment area.

After your procedure, you can return to normal activities shortly. You notice a difference in your appearance right away, and your contour continues to improve over the following months.

If you’re ready to reduce your double chin, contact Dr. Thakur for a FaceTite consultation by calling our Middletown office at 845-243-3852 or our Jefferson Valley office at 914-246-0875. You can also book an appointment online.

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