The common procedure for improving double chin is chin liposuction. Chin liposuction aims to emphasize the line of the lower jaw. However one of the complications of chin liposuction is a rake like scar, especially noted when the person tips his/her head back. So before you spend money on this expensive and drastic procedure, you can try to do double chin exercises that can also be effective in emphasizing your lower jaw and chin.
What are the reasons for a double chin?
There are several factors that can contribute to the formation of double chin. It is mostly because of too much weight gain and inactive lifestyle, but also as we get older, the skin loses its elasticity which leads to skin sagging. Also muscles that are not used frequently lose their tone, including the platysma muscle that runs down from your jaw along your neck. In addition, losing a large amount of weight can create loose skin around the neck area (there are natural ways to tighten skin after weight loss).
The daily double chin exercises help tighten, tone and build up the platysma muscle, as well as other muscles around the area. After doing these exercises for a while, you will build up these muscles, and you will need less time to maintain it, as it’s easier to maintain a muscle than to build it.
Double chin exercises
Here are some exercises that will help you to get rid of double chin. Remember that you need to do them on a regular basis for the best results.
1. Open your mouth – One effective exercise is to open your mouth as wide as you can and stick your tongue out as far as you can, trying to touch your chin with your tongue. Hold for 10 counts and repeat 10 times. When you do this exercise, you will feel that your chin and neck muscles are tightening.
2. Hanging head – lie on a bed or sofa with your head hanging over the edge. Lift your chin towards your chest. Hold the contraction for 10 counts and then slowly lower your head to the starting position. Repeat 10 times then relax.
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