Can Chewing Gum Get Rid of a Double Chin?

Trying to get rid of a double chin on your own can be pretty frustrating. Age makes your chin skin go slack, and the fat in your chin is stubborn and refuses to tone. Genetics also play a big part in that pesky double chin (thanks, mom!). Dr. Peterson sees many people who want to erase excess fat below their jaw line. 


Chewing Gum to Get Rid of a Double Chin

Some people swear that chewing gum can provide big benefits when it comes to reducing a double chin. 

The theory is the muscles that hold your chin up are the same muscles you use when you chew; thus, chewing gum will tone and tighten these muscles. Once toned, your chin will be lifted. At least, that’s the theory. 

But Will It Work on My Double Chin?

Not exactly. While chewing gum can help keep the muscles of your jaw strong and may give your chin a little lift, chewing gum cannot reduce fat deposits found in your double chin. Some proponents of the chewing-gum method say that because chewing gum burns calories, it will reduce fat, but you would need to chew a lot of gum to make a noticeable difference.

Other home remedies for reducing a double chin include opening and closing your mouth repeatedly, tilting your head back over and over again while pursing your lips, and turning your head clockwise and counter clockwise for 10 repetitions, three times a day, every day.  

So What Works to Get Rid of a Double Chin?

Chewing gum and other home remedies may provide temporary relief or very temporary benefits, but if you want to get rid of your double chin for good without giving yourself whiplash, you should consider Kybella.

Kybella is an injectable designed specifically to treat moderate to severe fat under the chin. Kybella destroys fat cells so they can no longer store fat. The result of Kybella injections is dramatic as it melts away your double chin.

Want to learn more about how Kybella can help get rid of your double chin? Call Dr. Peterson today at 785-234-9000.