A double chin is a common term used for the medical condition known as submental fat. A double chin is usually associated with weight gain, although you do not necessarily need to be overweight to have a double chin.
This can also be due to ageing where the skin loses its elastin and begins to sag, taking with it fatty deposits that accumulate under the chin giving the appearance of excess weight around that area. Whilst diet and exercise can be useful in the case where weight gain or excess weight is the cause, you may find that this alone is not enough to shift this stubborn area of fat entirely.
A double chin can lead to you feeling dissatisfied with the overall shape of your face, as well unhappy that you appear larger than you really are. Our aim at VIVA Skin Clinics is to help you overcome your concerns to look and feel your very best. To tackle stubborn pockets of fat we offer fat dissolving injections, a popular treatment at VIVA to melt away fat non surgically.