Do you have a double chin that you just can’t seem to get rid of? This layer of fat causes frustration because of its stubborn nature to persist. Even after losing weight, which is a common cause of a double chin, you may still see the layer of fat in the mirror. 

There are many different treatments to try and get rid of a double chin. Maybe you’ve tried losing weight, jawline exercises, or targeting your diet. These remedies, while they can work for someone, are hard to pinpoint for definitive results. If you feel like you’re tried everything, and you still can’t get rid of your double chin, you may want to pursue a more permanent solution. Below we’ll outline everything you need to know about your double chin and how you can get rid of it for good.

What Causes a Double Chin?

While weight gain is the most known cause of a double chin, there are many reasons you may have submental fat. Below are additional reasons you may have a double chin.


Your anatomy may be more prone to double chins. It’s hard to avoid this extra layer of skin if you inherited a short or weak jawline from your parents. If you are healthy without any weight problems, genetics may be why you have a double chin.


As you age, your skin loses its elasticity. When you have loose skin, specifically around the jawline and neck, this can cause a double chin. 

Weight Fluctuations

While being overweight can result in a double chin, this isn’t the only weight-related cause. Weight fluctuations can cause your skin to loosen. If you’ve recently lost a lot of weight or gained weight or you have trouble maintaining a consistent weight, you may be experiencing a double chin.

Surgical Treatment for Double Chin

Cosmetic surgery has obvious and permanent results. Face and neck liposuction can specifically target your double chin to remove this layer of fat and contour your jawline. Below we discuss how face and neck liposuction can get rid of your double chin permanently.

Face and Neck Liposuction

Face and neck liposuction is a cosmetic procedure that removes fat using suction. In addition to the removal of fat, your plastic surgeon will also contour your jawline to make it more defined. Once your plastic surgeon removes the fat from beneath your chin, there will be no visual layer to form a double chin.


During a face and neck liposuction, your surgeons makes small incisions beneath the chin and/or in front of the earlobes. To remove the fat, your plastic surgeon will insert a small tube called a cannula. This tube uses suction to remove the unwanted fat. 


You may notice results after two days following your face and neck liposuction. However, it will take around two weeks for your skin to begin healing and tightening. For the next three months, your skin will continue to shrink and shape around your jawline. It may be six months before your skin is completely healed, and you can be confident that what you see in the mirror is the final result of your cosmetic procedure. 


The cost of your face and neck liposuction will depend on the complexity of your procedure and whether you combined the procedure with an additional surgical cosmetic treatment. A typical face and neck liposuction in Tampa costs around $2,000-$4,000. For a more specific estimate of what your liposuction will cost, schedule a free consultation with double-board certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Dominic Castellano.


Following your face and neck liposuction, bruising, swelling, and tight-feeling skin are all normal. It’s common to take around two weeks off from work and other strenuous activities. Most bruising should subside by the end of the first week, while swelling could take up to six months to completely heal.

If you’re considering a face and neck liposuction to get rid of your double chin permanently, schedule a free consultation with Dr. Dominic today by calling 813-547-6992.

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