Submental fullness, more commonly known as the “double chin,” is a cosmetic condition caused by the accumulation of subcutaneous fat tissues under the chin. While a double chin doesn’t necessarily cause functional or medical problems, it can lead to severe self-consciousness and mental health deterioration.
Submental fullness may occur due to various reasons, such as rapid weight gain, aging, hormonal changes, and genetic predisposition. Furthermore, traditional weight loss methods, such as exercise and dieting, are usually ineffective against the double chin. Individuals who are otherwise fairly slim may also suffer from submental fullness.