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How a Double Chin Affects Your Appearance

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A double chin, medically known as submental fat, is a common cosmetic concern that affects many people. It is a layer of fat that develops beneath the chin, causing a bulge that can be unsightly and affect your overall appearance. While it may seem like a minor issue, a double chin can have a significant impact on your self-esteem and confidence.

Why Worry About Your Double Chin?

New York facial plastic surgeon Maurice M. Khosh, MD, FACS, explains why patients turn to him with concerns over how a double chin affects their appearance and how he can address it.

It Creates an Older Look

A double chin can make you look older than your actual age, as it changes the shape of your face and alters your facial contours. When you have a double chin, your face appears to be broader and less defined, which can make you look heavier and more mature. This can be a concern, especially for those who want to maintain a youthful appearance.

It Affects Facial Symmetry

The presence of a double chin can affect your facial symmetry, which is an important aspect of attractiveness. When your chin is not well-defined, it can create an imbalance in your facial features, making your face appear asymmetrical. This can detract from your overall appearance and make you feel self-conscious.

It Reduces Jawline Definition

A well-defined jawline is a desirable feature for many people, as it adds to the overall attractiveness of the face. However, when you have a double chin, it can obscure your jawline, making it less prominent. This can create an unbalanced look to the face, detracting from the overall appearance.

It Creates a Negative Body Image

Having a double chin can create a negative body image, leading to decreased self-esteem and confidence. People who are self-conscious about their appearance may avoid social situations, leading to isolation and a reduced quality of life. This can have a significant impact on mental health and overall well-being.

How Can Dr. Khosh Address a Double Chin?

If you are concerned about the appearance of a double chin, Dr. Khosh offers some effective options.

Non-Surgical Injections

Non-surgical Kybella® injections use a solution that dissolves lipid or fat cells so that they are removed by the body’s own natural processes. Dr. Khosh has the knowledge and expertise to ensure precise placement for the most optimal results.

Surgical Procedures

For those who are looking for a more permanent solution, surgical procedures such as liposuction or a neck lift may be an option. These procedures can help remove excess fat and skin from the chin and neck area, leading to a more defined and youthful appearance.

New York Double Chin Removal

A double chin can significantly impact your appearance and overall well-being. If you are concerned about the appearance of a double chin, schedule a consultation with Dr. Khosh at his New York clinic. He will share more details about the available treatments to address your concerns and recommend the best course of action. Get rid of your double chin and restore your confidence!

Posted on behalf of Maurice M. Khosh, MD, FACS

Maurice M. Khosh, MD, FACS
580 Park Avenue Suite 1BE,
New York, NY 10065
(212) 339-9988

What Dr. Khosh's Patients Say


Based on 174 reviews

Meredith G.
Saw Dr. Khosh for a fractured nose. He reset my nose beautifully (and with little discomfort to me) and then discussed some of my sinus issues with me upon my follow up visit. Never felt like he was rushing me out and felt very confident in his abilities. I would highly recommend to anyone needing plastic or reconstructive options!
Jackie C.
Great front office, really good experience after what was a terrible accident. I was made to feel comfortable. Dr. Khosh is very good at what he does. I'm still healing but I'm confident of the results
Kaitlin M.
Dr. Khosh takes exceptional care of his patients. He has operated on me twice, each time making me feel extremely comfortable and satisfied with the results. His staff is also very kind and knowledgeable.
Diana G.
Dr. Khosh & his staff Susan & Christine are absolutely amazing! They were so supportive & helpful from beginning to end & they are just wonderful people. Thank you guys I truly appreciate everything you guys have done for me. I would recommend them to anyone & everyone!
Joann M.
After visiting and being evaluated by several doctors, I kept going back to Dr. Khosh. His tranquil spirit and professionalism were captivating. Thank you for a job well done and keeping me calm throughout the entire process. A special thanks to your staff Susan and Christine for all of their support as well. Hi highly recommend Dr. Khosh.
Leah G.
Upon hearing of the overwhelmingly positive experience a friend of mine had in choosing Dr. Khosh as her surgeon, I decided to make an appointment for my own septoplasty/rhinoplasty/turbinate reduction. Although I was slightly skeptical as the praise I had heard seemed a bit hyperbolic, all uncertainty dissipated after meeting the Doctor and his staff. My pre- and post-operative experience was excellent in terms of concerns adequately addressed prior to the surgery and mitigation of any bruising in the convalescent period. Despite my apparent predisposition to rather slower healing, a year after the surgery, my nose looks really pretty and my breathing entirely unobstructed! I highly recommend Dr. Khosh!
Courtney G.
AMAZING!!!!!! I had Dr Khosh perform lipo on my chin/neck and my result is unbelievable! Better than I could have expected! I met with a couple of surgeons and the second I met with Dr Khosh I knew he was the one I was going with. He was compassionate and explained every detail of what would take place during the surgery and what to expect during recovery. I even emailed a few times during recovery with various questions and he got right back to me asap which was really comforting! I honestly fully recommend Dr Khosh, he did an amazing job and is an amazing person.
Frieda S.
i can finally breathe!! Dr. Khosh made the entire experience a breeze, it was truly a pleasure to be under his care. I am forever thankful and highly recommend him. Not only does his work speak for himself, but he has excellent bedside manner. His kindness and patience is above and beyond. He takes the time to answer to every question you have to help you understand the process while at the same time making you feel so comfortable. From the first consultation i knew i was in good hands. I am so pleased with the result and forever thankful.
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