The dreaded double chin. Whether it’s caused by excess body weight, genetics or ageing, it’s something no one wants.

So how can you get rid of it?
While it won’t naturally disappear overnight, you can try one of these three ways to get rid of it – for good.

1. Change your lifestyle

If you are carrying a few extra pounds, losing weight could mean the difference between having a double chin and having a leaner face.

The tried and tested way of doing this is through diet and exercise. Make sure you’re filling your meals with proteins, vegetables and some carbs and try to do half an hour of exercise per day.

As you see your weight go down, you will notice it drop from your chin too.

2. Chin exercises

If your double chin is down to genetics there are six simple exercises you can do – and it is recommended you repeat each 10 to 15 times every day.

The exercises are as follows:

Straight Jaw Jut

Tilt your head back and look up, push your lower jaw forward until you feel a stretch under the chin and hold this position for 10 seconds. Release.

Tongue Stretch

Stick your tongue out as far as you can, then lift it up and try and touch your nose. Hold this position for 10 seconds and release.

Bottom Jaw Jut

Tilt your head backwards and to the right, slide your bottom jaw forward and hold for 10 seconds, repeat with your head tilted to the left.

Neck Stretch

Tilt your head backwards, press your tongue against the roof of your mouth and hold for 10 seconds.

Pucker Up

With your head backwards again purse your lips as if you’re trying to kiss the ceiling, then relax.

Ball Exercise

Place a tennis ball under your chin and press your chin down so the ball is squeezed into your neck.

3. Medical procedure

If the two options above don’t work, you can always resort to a medical procedure. Your main options are lipolysis and mesotherapy.

Lipolysis uses liposuction and laser heat to “melt” away the fat. It can be done quickly and you only need a local anaesthetic.

Mesotherapy injects fat-dissolving compounds through a number of injections – up to 20 injections per session and up to six sessions over six months.