HOW TO GET RID OF A DOUBLE-CHIN (AND MAKE SURE IT STAYS AWAY)

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Double chins are a fact of life for some and can affect you not only physically, but also your mental wellness. The good news is, there are different facial exercises to improve the appearance of your lower jaw and facial muscles.

Double chins appear when a sheet of fat around the neck begins to sag creating loose skin. The condition is associated with overweight individuals or recent weight gain, but even those with perfect health, BMI score, and body weight can suffer from them as the condition can be hereditary.

Another factor is age. As you get older the elasticity around your neck and chin becomes looser, which will ultimately leave you with loose skin/jowls. Poor posture can also be a reason for a double chin appearing when in your neutral position.

However, there are ways to combat the condition, from simple muscle-toning exercises, overall weight loss and non-surgical treatments to reduce the appearance of an unwanted double chin. Face yoga is another way of improving your facial posture without surgical side effects such as nerve damage and other complications.

Option 1: Five double chin exercises to combat excess fat

Before doing your double chin exercises it’s important that you warm up your neck muscles, also known as your platysma muscles.

Tongue press
Sitting with your back straight and shoulders down, tilt your head back so you’re looking at the ceiling. Then press your tongue to the roof of your mouth. Keeping the tongue in place, lower your chin to the chest, resisting the urge to arch your back. Then let your tongue fall and return to its natural position. Repeat 20 times.

Sticky-out tongue
You can do this by standing up or sitting down. Open your mouth as wide as possible, then – and this is the fun bit – stick your tongue as far as it’ll go. Hold this position for 10 seconds, and feel it tightening the muscles in your neck and under your chin. Repeat 10 times.

Chin rotation
Sit or stand with your spine straight. Then slowly rotate your kneck around in a full circle, keeping your shoulders down throughout (If circular rotations cause neck pain, just do semicircles from shoulder to shoulder). Repeat 10 times.

Ceiling kiss
You need to stand for this one. Tilt your head back so you’re looking up at the ceiling, then attempt to ‘kiss’ the ceiling – pucker those lips out! Hold this for five seconds, then relax and return to the starting position. This counts as one rep. Do two sets of 15 reps.

The pigeon
Take your thumb and place it under your jawline, just as it turns up to your ear. Place the index finger of the same hand on the opposite side, so you’re ‘cradling’ your neck. Keep your hand still, then push forward your neck (like a pigeon) and keep it there for 30 seconds. Keep this position for 30 seconds, release your hand then go back to the starting position.

There is a misconception that chewing gum consistently can have a positive effect on your jawline however this is greatly exaggerated with its limited impact. By following these exercises you will be directly targeting all the muscles and submental fat that can be seen in your chin area.

Overall body exercise will also drastically reduce the appearance of a double chin around your jaw, as well as a balanced diet.

Option 2: Fat Freezing or HIFU
Non-invasive medical procedures

The most effective way of treating a double-chin quickly is with non-invasive medical-grade treatments which a dermatologist would recommend nine out of ten times. This can be extremely useful for individuals who don’t feel comfortable doing surgical procedures such as liposuction and botox.

Clatuu Alpha Fat Freezing
Uses the most advanced fat freezing technology to target a stubborn layer of fat by destroying fat cells on almost any area of the body, without damaging the surrounding tissue. Another term for this type of procedure is lipolysis.

Treatments are quick and easy and results take about 3 weeks – 3 months depending on how quickly the fat cells are metabolized and illuminated naturally through the body’s lymphatic system. A typical session lasts around 45 mins, you can also have another area, say the abdomen treated at the same time.

Ultraformer III HIFU
A machine that uses high-intensity ultrasound to lift, tone, and tighten the excess skin around the face. A typical session lasts an hour, and the results are as good as surgery without the stress of having to go under the knife.

Most patients choose not to have any anaesthetic as there’s little pain involved, though the option’s there if you want it. In terms of time, some patients will see an immediate effect, while others note an improvement over two-three months. The effects last between six months to a year.

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