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Can a double chin be caused by weight gain; specifically in the face and neck? If I lose weight is it possible to lose, at least some, of my double chin?
I'm in my 60's and need to lose from 10-15lbs. When I was skinny I didn't have this chin. Don't know if it's from the weight gain or genetic. My mother had one, but she was much more overweight than me.
By txbetty from Lubbock, TX
I read about an exercise when I was a teenager in cosmopolitan magazine that works very well despite my weight fluctuation. Lay flat on your back with your head on a flat pillow, with your chin pointed towards the ceiling and your head back tighten your jaw muscles making your lower jaw protrude like a bulldogs teeth. Do three sets of ten every night before bed. and you will see results quickly. Make sure you tighten your muscles I try to make my movements slow. This works well for me, however, depending on age and excess skin exercise only does so much, doctors can do more if you can afford it. I know I couldn't though. Also make sure you're moisturizing your neck as well as your face.
Thank you Artlady. I've been trying some of these suggested exercises and the "kiss the celing" seems to be the best.
I had a significant double chin when I was overweight. My mother also had one (she was overweight as well). I have since lost quite a bit of weight and my chin (along with the rest of my face) has firmed right up. I don't have a double chin at all anymore. I didn't do any special exercises.
Has anyone tried one of those chin exercisers, that claim to firm your chin line and reduce double chins? I just wondered if they actually work or are worth a try? So can I please have your success stories or otherwise ? Thank you.
By happy ending
From what I've heard those don't work and daily regular neck exercises will be much more beneficial. Just Google neck firming exercises and you'll find oodles of them and doing that is free. ;-)
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Is there any type of neck exercises that will help tighten up my double chin? I am 51 years old but I have had a double-chin ever since I was a small child. I have always wanted a nice looking "flat" chin in profiles. Thanks.
By Lisa from Lafayette, LA
My Grandmother used to put her head way back and "attempt" to touch her chin from shoulder to shoulder. She would go back and forth, back and forth. She would do this every day for about 15 minutes. Grandmother lived to her 90's with no chin skin or flab. My mother, on the other hand, would never do the exercise. She looked like a rooster in her early 40's.
The difference made a believer out of me. (05/11/2009)
I saw on the TV show "Doctors" a woman asked the same question. They told her to hold her head back and stick her tongue out and down as far as she could for 15 seconds, 3 time a day. I have been trying this one add the one suggested to you and I feel that area tightening up. I was shocked that it would feel this way. (05/18/2009)
Another one that you'll really, really feel the muscles working is to tilt your head back, open your mouth all the way and then move your lower jaw up to close your mouth until your teeth touch each other and repeat a few times. (05/19/2009)
There's another exercise called "kiss the ceiling". Tilt your head back and pucker your lips up and "kiss". Boy, can you feel the pull. My neck and face actually ache after I do this. I've been doing these for about two weeks. Haven't noticed much improvement yet. But, I'm not quitting. I know it's working because I can feel it. (05/19/2009)
Not sure if this is the answer you are looking for, but I have worked in the operating room for many years. If you are not satisfied with the results from exercising you can always have plastic surgery. The thrifty part of this is, during a consult with a plastic surgeon ask if a resident can do your surgery, with him or her as an attending physician. This should cut the cost by 70%. It might sound scary having a resident do your surgery but, they are over looked by a very qualified surgeon. (05/21/2009)