Double chin

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A double chin is a layer of subcutaneous fat around the neck that sags down and creates a wrinkle, making the owner appear to have a second chin. It is most common on people who are elderly or obese. A person of average weight can bear a double chin as well, depending on their bone structure, amount of loose skin, and amount of fat cells in that region.[citation needed] It is more visible when the bottom jaw is lowered or the head is tilted down.


A cosmetic surgeon can remove the fat pad under the chin and shorten the muscles under the jaw to remove the double chin. This procedure involves a small horizontal cut under the double chin to remove the fat beneath the skin. Afterwards, a vertical incision between the layers of the neck and jaw muscle is made.[citation needed] The edges are sewn together to shorten, and therefore tighten, the muscle layer. As with any surgery, complications may arise. Such surgery is a relatively painless and moderately priced procedure.


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