3 Most Common Reasons For a Double Chin

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3 Most Common Reasons For a Double Chin

A double chin can be frustrating to live with and manage. They can make you feel overweight, unattractive and negatively impact your self-esteem. So what could possibly be causing your double chin? There are a number of different things that could be behind it, and once you understand what might be the cause you can deal with the problem much more easily! 

1. Age

For many people, a double chin came as a consequence of aging. As you get older the skin loosens, and muscle loss can affect your neck and face. Your chin has several different muscles that help support the skin. When these muscles begin to slacken, your chances of developing a double chin increases. As tautness and elasticity loosens a double chin can begin to form.

2. Excess Weight

The most common cause of a double chin can be extra weight. As you gain weight, and become overweight or obese your body will begin to store more fat in your chin. Even those who are only partially overweight can experience a double chin. When your diet consist of fatty foods and you don’t exercise one of the first areas to store fat can be your double chin. If your double chin has been caused by excess weight you can get rid of it by losing the extra pounds.

3. Genetics

There is also a chance that your double chin has been caused by genetics and hereditary factors. Look at your family and see if there are any relatives of yours who have a double chin. Just like the color of your hair and eyes, you could inherit a double chin from your family members. Genetics affect how your fat distributes across your body as well as your water retention. Your family’s eating habits can be influential as well. If you were raised on a poor diet then you could have easily acquired a double chin at a young age.


At the Medical Spa of Baton Rouge we have a number of different treatment options available that will help you rid yourself of that stubborn double chin. Kybella is a revolutionary new way to get rid of unwanted neck fat. After a few short sessions you’ll see the results you’ve been hoping for and that stubborn double chin will be gone! Visit us to see what treatment options are available to you!