What is Submental Adipose or 'Double Chin'?
A double chin is unwanted fat under the chin. Medically known as submental adipose, this fat forms a convex distension that may even look like a triple chin. Double chins are often unrelated to weight and lifestyle. Edmonton patients frequently describe their double chins as hereditary and report that their submental fat is very hard to lose. Even when generalized fat groups shrink due to systemic weight loss, the double chin or triple chin may remain. A double chin often makes one look older. It distorts the patient’s natural jaw line, a sign of youth and masculinity in men.