Can Body Contouring Help Eliminate My Double Chin?

When you look at yourself from the side in a mirror or see photos of yourself from that angle, do you cringe when you see a roll of fat under your jaw that’s given you a double chin?

At A Beautiful You Medical Spa in Memphis, Tennessee, we have the tools to reduce excess fat under your chin without expensive and time-consuming plastic surgery.

Our trained aestheticians, under the guidance of board-certified physician Kenneth Thompson, MD, can minimize your double chin with the SculpSure® body contouring system.

Why do I have a double chin?

You may wonder why you’ve developed a double chin when others your age haven’t. Here are some common reasons for double chins.


Aging is a common cause of double chins. In your youth, your skin has a plentiful supply of collagen and elastin, the important proteins that keep your skin smooth.

Your skin becomes less elastic as you age because your body doesn’t produce as much collagen and elastin as it did when you were younger. Skin that was once firm and supple starts to sag.

Weight gain

Have you gained a substantial amount of weight? If so, it’s likely contributing to the extra fat under your chin. If your weight has gone up and down over the years when you’ve dieted and then gained the weight back, the yo-yo effect can cause the skin to stretch and become loose.

Your genes

When you look at family photos, do you see others with double chins? If so, you may be more likely to develop one. Genes are powerful contributors to the way your body works.

Young people can develop double chins, so if you’re young and thin, genes are the likely culprit for excess fat under your chin.

SculpSure reduces excess fat under the chin

SculpSure body contouring can safely eliminate up to 24% of treated fat cells in the following body areas:

  • Submental fat (fat under your chin)
  • Abdomen
  • Love handles (flanks)
  • Inner thighs
  • Outer thighs
  • Back

What happens during a SculpSure treatment for a double chin?

We mark the area to be treated, then we strap the SculpSure device around your chin so the applicator is directly under it.

You sit back and relax and read or listen to music while the patented laser system does its work. You’ll feel cool sensations as well as warmth during the 25-minute treatment. Then we remove the applicator and you resume your normal day. You shouldn’t have any swelling or discomfort afterward.

For most patients, just one or two SculpSure treatments provide great results.

Research on SculpSure effectiveness

2018 study rated participants’ appearances as “much improved,” and all patients were satisfied or very satisfied. You can see real results.

You need to be patient, though. Your results aren’t instantaneous. Instead, over the next 6-12 weeks, your lymph system sheds the dead fat cells that the SculpSure treatments destroyed.

Call our Memphis, Tennessee, medical spa or request more information online today for all of your aesthetic needs.