This article is reviewed, corrected, and approved by: Dr. Joshua Collins M.D. | MRCP। FRCP

A triple chin, scientifically known as submental fullness, is close to a "double chin." It is a condition where there is a build-up of excess fat under the chin, resulting in the appearance of multiple layers of skin and tissue. Many people worry about this issue, but it's crucial to understand that both medical and lifestyle aspects play a role in its formation.

I intended to discuss the main causes of the triple chin, various methods to reduce it, and explore both non-surgical and surgical approaches to addressing this concern.

But before we start, let's test your knowledge about triple chin 
Which of the following is NOT a method to reduce chin fat?
A. Exercise
B. Losing weight
C. Getting a face lift
D. Eating a healthy diet
What is the most effective way to reduce chin fat?
A. Exercise
B. Losing weight
C. Both exercise and losing weight
D. None of the above
What are some of the exercises that can help to reduce chin fat?
A. Neck exercises
B. Face exercises
C. Both neck and face exercises
D. None of the above

Causes of A Triple Chin

The formation of a triple chin is influenced by a combination of medical and lifestyle aspects. Genetic inclination contributes to it, as certain people may naturally accumulate fat in the area beneath the triple chins.

If you eat unhealthily, gain too much weight, and don't move around enough, you might develop extra fat under your chin. Furthermore, the natural aging process can contribute to a reduction in skin elasticity, resulting in sagging skin and the appearance of a triple chin. Other factors that can contribute to a triple chin include:

  • Excess weight
  • Genetics
  • Aging
  • Poor posture
  • Sedentary lifestyle
  • Fluid retention
  • Hormonal changes
  • Weak neck muscles
  • Unhealthy diet
  • Lack of facial exercises
  • Medical conditions
  • Reduced collagen
  • Smoking

Natural Approaches to Minimize Chin Fat

There are various methods available for reducing excess fat under the chin, but the effectiveness of these methods can vary. I won't debate which method is superior.

The key point is that different treatments work differently for individuals. What may be effective for you might not have the same impact on me.

I am going to go through two approaches one is a natural way to decrease your chin fat, and the other one is the surgical way. Let’s see the way that you can start on your own at home

  • Healthy Diet: Getting enough nutrition and avoiding processed foods is key to a healthy diet.
  • Physical Exercise: Engage in regular cardiovascular and facial exercises to target chin muscles.
  • Lose your body weight: People with obesity mostly suffer from this. Gradually reduce your weight.
  • Neck and Chin Exercises: You can work on tightening and toning the neck and chin area through exercises that focus on those specific muscles. These exercises include chin lifts, neck tilts, and resistance exercises using your own hand
  • Posture Improvement: Maintain good posture to prevent chin sagging.
  • Avoid Crash Diets: Be careful not to fall victim to crash diets, which could cause muscle loss in the process.
  • Chewing Gum: Chew sugar-free gum to exercise jaw muscles and potentially tone the chin area.
  • Facial Massage: By using soft massage techniques, you can boost blood circulation, enhance the flexibility of your skin, and potentially reduce the visibility of a triple chin. When massaging the area, moving your hands upward can help with lymphatic drainage and tightening the skin.
    Moreover, you can try guasha. You can see a rapid difference in your chin before and after guasha.
  • Skin Care Products: Certain skin care products claim to address submental fullness, but their effectiveness varies. While these products might provide some benefits, their impact on reducing a triple chin may be limited due to a lack of extensive scientific evidence.
  • Patience: Understand that natural changes take time and consistency.

Surgical Methods for Triple Chin Reduction

If none of the natural ways are working for you, it’s best to speak with a chin specialist. They can diagnose your chin and provide valuable insight into whether you may need a noninvasive procedure like cool sculpting or surgery.

Here are common surgical methods of how to reduce triple chin

Cheek liposuction

It uses a specialized device that looks like a vacuum, and liposuction reduces excess fat deposits. Non-surgical options are less invasive than this method, but it is effective in reducing submental fat. Chin liposuction before and after effect, you can understand after the procedure. Don't worry about liposuction scars; they will fade away after a few days.


Facelifts are surgical procedures that help to tighten the facial skin and neck skin. While primarily used for facial rejuvenation, it can also address the appearance of a triple chin by addressing loose skin and sagging tissues. If you are not sure about facelifts, you can try performing mini facelifts too.


Reducing a triple chin requires a comprehensive approach that considers both non-surgical and surgical methods. Choosing the best approach depends on factors such as the severity of the concern, individual preferences, and medical history.

It’s a wise decision to discuss the available options, potential risks, and expected outcomes. Remember that a healthy lifestyle, including proper diet and regular exercise, remains fundamental to maintaining long-term results and overall well-being.

Key Takeaways

Causes of A Triple Chin:

  • Genetics, excess weight, aging, poor posture, sedentary lifestyle, fluid retention, hormonal changes, weak neck muscles, unhealthy diet, lack of facial exercises, medical conditions, reduced collagen, smoking.

Natural Approaches to Minimize Chin Fat:

  • Various methods available, effectiveness varies by individual.
  • Consistency in approach is key.

Surgical Methods for Triple Chin Reduction:

  • Consult a specialist if natural methods aren't effective.
  • Cheek liposuction and facelift are common surgical options.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Is triple chin is uncommon?

Ans: Not really; it is quite common, particularly for people with excess body fat.

Q: Are triple chin and double chin the same thing?

A: No, both are different. Double chin refers to an excess of fat under the chin.

Triple chins refer to three or multiple layers under the chin area. They both cause a sagging appearance.

Q: Does face yoga decrease chin fat?

A: You do face yoga to stimulate blood flow and tone your muscles. Regular face yoga practice can contribute to the reduction of a triple chin's appearance.

Q: How much does a triple chin reduction surgery cost?

A: A triple chin surgery costs around $1500 to $5000. It can be more or less.