A double chin; a source of embarrassment and distress for many. You’re not alone, we understand.
Prevalent in overweight individuals, they can also be seen in otherwise healthy individuals, although not as common. Factors other than excessive fat that may lead to the formation of a double chin are age and genetics.
Factors that cause the formation of double chins
A double chin forms when a subcutaneous layer of fat around your neck sags, resulting in a conspicuous wrinkle. Some individuals suffer from a hereditary predisposition to them. Other families naturally retain more water in the chin area, while others naturally store excess fat. Sadly, not everyone is blessed with good genes that give them slimmer faces.
As you age, you lose muscle. This is known as Sarcopenia. The muscles around your face also weaken leading to the skin in the area growing looser. This results in a build-up of skin tissues and fats around your face which cause the appearance of saggy skin and the formation of a double chin.
The major cause of double chins is an excessive store of body fat. Discounting age and genetics, overweight individuals have the highest probability of suffering from this embarrassing condition. Overeating leads to a huge list of health and aesthetic concerns – the development of a double chin is one of them. They are a sign of overeating and poor health. It implies a bad diet and unhealthy eating habits which have led to weight gain.
(may vary by the individual)
|Fotona TightSculpting Laser Lipo|
Suitable for non-invasive gradual fat removal and skin tightening in the double chin.
|HIFU V Sculpting|
Suitable for non-invasive lifting and improvement of the appearance of fatty areas on the jowls, double chin and cheeks.
|Liposuction for Double Chin|
Suitable for invasive, relatively more drastic tightening and improvement of the double chin.
Suitable for minimally invasive sharpening of the face.
[12 Apr 2021] Written by Dr. Wei Xiang
Dr Wei Xiang has been heavily involved in the arts throughout his life. During his formative school years, he studied fine arts under the prestigious Art Elective Programme, where he developed his artistic talent and creative expression across various media, including painting, charcoal, digital media and photography.
After graduating from the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine in 2014, Wei Xiang pursued postgraduate surgical training in a residency programme, where he honed his surgical skills over the years. His artistic side remained strong, and he constantly yearned to express a greater aesthetic element in his work. In 2019, he left his surgical career in search of his calling.
A fateful encounter with Dr Kelvin Chua brought Wei Xiang into the world of Aesthetic Medicine. It was in Aesthetic Medicine where Wei Xiang found his “ikigai” of sorts. Under Kelvin’s mentorship, Wei Xiang grew steadily and became adept at a wide range of aesthetic procedures including Botox, fillers, lasers, HIFU, Thermage, Ultherapy and PicoCare Laser. His keen eye for beauty, coupled with his steady hands, allows him to bring out the best in his patients.
Wei Xiang occasionally still creates artwork in his free time, when he is not spending time with his wife and daughter, or jamming and making music.
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