How to get rid of a double chin in Korea

No matter how hard some people work out or keep a healthy diet, they still can’t see satisfactory results. Those people usually tend to have excessive facial fat as well. A double chin is one of the main reasons the face looks bigger. As we grow older, the skin sags, making cheeks thinner, while double chin and jawline look heavier due to accumulated fat.

In Korea, various methods to remove facial fat or double chin are available, including Face liposuction, Double chin liposuction, Platysmaplasty, Face contouring surgery, and Face contouring injections. Surgical methods such as Face liposuction or Face contouring are the most effective, but the cost and recovery period may be overwhelming. Non-invasive methods include Face contouring injections and Double chin fat dissolving injections which are significantly cheaper and don’t require recovery.


Removing fat with Double chin liposuction surgery


In this method, a thin cannula sucks the fat from beneath the skin. However, leaving an appropriate amount of fat helps keep the volume and proportions of the face and get the most satisfactory results. Therefore, excessive fat extraction should be avoided.

‘Platysmaplasty’ - tightening the muscles

Platysma is the muscle connecting the collarbone and the lower face. Platysmaplasty is a surgery that removes fat and tightens sagging platysma muscle - the main cause of a double chin. Strengthening the muscle inside the chin provides strong support and prevents the recurrence of a double chin. The biggest difference between Double chin liposuction and Platysmaplasty is whether or not platysma muscle is tightened. This surgery is recommended when the double chin appeared due to aging or as a result of double jaw surgery, chin reduction, or primary double chin liposuction.

Smoothing out face contour with 'Face contouring injections'


A component that breaks down fat is directly injected into the facial fat layer during this method. Later, the component will be eliminated from the body along with other waste products. Being effective on cheekbones, cheeks, and chin, face contouring injections aim to reduce the volume of fat and provide a slimmer and softer face outline. Since no anesthesia or incision is required during the procedure, you don’t need to worry about scarring, and can resume your daily activities immediately. Minor side effects such as swelling, bruising, and pain are common, and they usually disappear the next day, or within a week at the latest.

Laser lifting


Laser lifting uses a high frequency or ultrasonic energy and is effective in improving face contour and elasticity. The most popular are Ulthera, Shurink, and InMode FX. Laser lifting is a relatively simple procedure and an alternative to surgical options. However, it is recommended to get a sufficient consultation before deciding if you are a candidate for laser lifting as it should be accompanied by systematic care customized to each individual's skin condition.

The most appropriate method addressing the double chin correction should be selected according to the condition of the skin and tissues. Knowing the cause of a double chin also helps create the desired face contour.


Stretching the chin prevents its skin from sagging


  1. Stretching the neck: straighten up, raise your chin and look upwards. Push your lips forward as if you were kissing. Hold the posture for 10 seconds, and repeat 10 times.
  2. Head rotation: stand up tall, straighten up, turn your head to look over your shoulder, keep the posture for 10 seconds and then turn your head to the opposite shoulder. Repeat 10 times.
  3. Exercise for platysma muscle: stand up tall, straighten the neck and pull the lips in the motion as if grimacing to reveal the teeth. Repeat 10 times in 10 seconds.
  4. Acupressure on the chin area: press the back of the ears with your fingers. This exercise stimulates the lymphatic vessels and helps dissolve fat and discharge waste products.

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