How To Get Rid of a Double Chin

A double chin is a source of frustration and self-consciousness for many individuals. Fortunately, various treatments are available to help patients get rid of that unwanted excess fat and achieve a more defined and sculpted jawline. At Joshua Korman MD, we offer a range of options to address patient concerns and help them achieve an improved facial silhouette, including advanced non-surgical treatments like CoolSculpting and Morpheus8, minimally invasive liposuction, and facelift surgery.

Schedule a consultation with Dr. Korman at our Mountain View, Carmel, or San Jose office to learn more about how to get rid of a double chin. Contact your nearest location or fill out a short form on our website to request an appointment.

Mountain View: (650) 671-2034

Carmel by the Sea: (831) 293-7182

San Jose: (669) 318-0262

About Submental Fat

The submental area is the region beneath the chin where stubborn pockets of fat tend to accumulate, creating the appearance of a double chin. The presence of a double chin can be an embarrassing aspect of an individual’s facial contour. While genetics and weight fluctuations can contribute to the development of a double chin, the aging process is often the primary culprit. (1)

As we age, our skin loses elasticity and muscle tone diminishes, leading to sagging and laxity in various areas of the body, including the neck and jawline. Additionally, factors such as gravity and a decrease in collagen and elastin production further exacerbate the appearance of a double chin.

Fortunately, numerous options are available to address this concern, ranging from non-surgical treatments to cosmetic surgery procedures.


CoolSculpting is a leading aesthetic procedure that offers patients a non-surgical, non-invasive alternative for targeted fat reduction. Developed through years of scientific research and innovation, CoolSculpting utilizes a revolutionary technology called cryolipolysis to contour the body and eliminate stubborn pockets of fat.

During a CoolSculpting treatment, a controlled cooling technique is applied to the targeted area. The specialized applicator delivers precisely controlled cooling to freeze and destroy fat cells beneath the skin while leaving surrounding tissues unharmed. Over time, the body naturally eliminates these damaged fat cells, resulting in a slimmer and more sculpted appearance. (2)

It is important to note that CoolSculpting is an FDA-approved treatment for fat reduction. Its safety and efficacy have been extensively studied, making it a trusted choice for those seeking permanent submental fat reduction without the risks and recovery associated with surgical procedures.

CoolSculpting Benefits

  • Non-invasive fat reduction
  • No downtime or recovery period
  • Clinically proven results
  • Long-lasting fat reduction
  • FDA-approved treatment
  • Boosts self-confidence and body image

Successfully getting rid of a double chin with CoolSculpting can lead to a more defined and attractive facial profile. By reducing excess fat and tightening the skin in the chin and neck area, these treatments enhance overall facial symmetry and proportion.


Morpheus8, is an advanced facial contouring treatment that utilizes radiofrequency microneedling technology to target and remodel subdermal adipose (fat) tissue. This minimally invasive procedure stimulates collagen production, tightens the skin, and reshapes the underlying fat, resulting in a more sculpted and youthful appearance.

Morpheus8 treatment involves a handheld device that combines microneedles with radiofrequency energy. The microneedles penetrate the skin, delivering controlled heat energy deep into the subdermal layers. This precise heating stimulates the production of new collagen, which helps tighten and lift the skin while also reducing unwanted fat pockets.

One of the key advantages of Morpheus8 is its ability to precisely target the treatment area, ensuring optimal results without damaging the surrounding tissues. Additionally, the treatment is well-tolerated by most patients and requires little to no downtime, allowing patients to return to their daily activities immediately.

What About Chin Liposuction?

Submental liposuction, also known as double chin removal or neck contouring, is a highly effective surgical procedure aimed at reducing excess fat and enhancing the aesthetics of the neck and jawline. Dr. Korman offers two types of liposuction, SmartLipo and VASER


SmartLipo is an innovative laser liposuction technique that utilizes advanced technology to precisely target and remove excess fat cells, resulting in improved facial contouring and neck rejuvenation. During the procedure, a small cannula is inserted through tiny incisions in the treatment area. The SmartLipo laser fiber then delivers thermal energy, liquefying the targeted fat cells while simultaneously stimulating collagen production for enhanced skin tightening effects. The liquefied fat is gently suctioned out, leaving behind a beautifully contoured and sculpted neck.

One of the key advantages of SmartLipo is its minimally invasive nature, leading to reduced downtime and discomfort compared to traditional liposuction. The procedure can be performed on an outpatient basis, causing minimal interruption to everyday life.

VASER Liposuction

Like SmartLipo, VASER liposuction is a minimally invasive procedure. Instead of laser energy, it utilizes ultrasound technology to precisely target and remove unwanted fat. Unlike traditional liposuction, which involves manual suctioning of fat cells, VASER liposuction liquefies the fat cells using ultrasonic energy before gently suctioning them out. This technique allows for more controlled and precise fat removal, resulting in smoother and more natural-looking outcomes.

The procedure is typically performed under local anesthesia, ensuring patient comfort throughout the process. Small incisions are made in inconspicuous areas, such as behind the ears or beneath the chin, through which a thin cannula is inserted to deliver the ultrasonic energy and remove the excess fat. The use of local anesthesia also minimizes downtime and allows for a quicker recovery compared to more invasive surgical procedures.

Can a Facelift Remove a Double Chin?

While a facelift primarily focuses on rejuvenating the lower face and addressing sagging skin, it can also help reduce the appearance of a double chin to some extent. During a facelift procedure, excess skin and tissue are lifted and tightened, resulting in a more youthful and refreshed facial appearance. This tightening effect can extend to the area under the chin, helping to improve the contour and reduce the prominence of a double chin. However, it’s important to note that a facelift alone may not completely eliminate a double chin in all cases. Dr. Korman may recommend additional treatments to patients who wish to address multiple areas of the face.

Patients considering a facelift or exploring options for reducing a double chin can schedule a consultation with Dr. Korman in Mountain View, Carmel, or San Jose.

Personal Consultation

It’s important to note that the best submental fat reduction approach will depend on various factors such as the patient’s specific concerns, desired outcomes, and overall health. A personal consultation with Dr. Korman will allow for an individualized assessment and recommendation tailored to every unique situation.

For patients seeking skin tightening procedures, Dr. Korman can recommend innovative treatments such as Ultherapy and ThermiTight. These procedures can help rejuvenate the entire neck area, resulting in a more youthful and toned appearance.

Cost of Double Chin Treatments in Mountain View

The cost of eliminating a double chin can vary depending on the specific treatment plan tailored to each patient. Dr. Korman offers a range of effective procedures to target and reduce stubborn fat under the chin.

To learn more about double chin reduction and to schedule a consultation with Dr. Korman, please call our Mountain View office at (650) 671-2034, our Carmel office at (831) 293-7182 or our San Jose location at (669) 318-0262. Take the first step towards achieving a more contoured and defined jawline with Joshua Korman, MD.

Learn more about surgical and nonsurgical procedures on Dr. Korman’s blog.


How does CoolSculpting work on a double chin?

During a CoolSculpting treatment targeting submental fat, a specialized applicator is applied to the area of concern. This applicator utilizes targeted cooling technology to precisely freeze the underlying fat cells while leaving the surrounding tissues unharmed. The controlled cooling effectively triggers the natural elimination process, gradually reducing the thickness of the fat layer over several weeks following treatment.

Who is a good candidate for CoolSculpting?

Ideal candidates for CoolSculpting are individuals who are bothered by submental fat and desire a more defined jawline and neck contour. They should be in good overall health and have realistic expectations for the outcome of the treatment. It is important to note that CoolSculpting is not a weight-loss solution but rather a cosmetic procedure designed to address specific areas of localized fat.

Can Morpheus8 be combined with other treatments?

Yes, Morpheus8 can be combined with other rejuvenation treatments to further enhance the overall aesthetic outcome. For patients with additional signs of aging in the face and neck, combining Morpheus8 with a facelift or neck lift procedure can provide comprehensive rejuvenation results.

Can liposuction provide long-lasting results for double chin reduction?

Liposuction offers long-lasting results for double chin reduction. Once the targeted fat cells are removed, they do not return. However, maintaining a healthy lifestyle and weight management are essential for preserving a newfound sculpted profile.

What is the recovery time after liposuction for a double chin? 

Recovery after liposuction for double chin is generally well-tolerated, with most patients experiencing minimal discomfort. They may notice some swelling and bruising, which typically subside within a few weeks.


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