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Big Chin

Big Chin can be a physical feature that some people are born with. It can also be caused by obesity, which results in the accumulation of extra fat around the neck and chin area. When you have a big or large chin that is more than the usual size, it has the chance to affect everyday life.

It can make you feel self-conscious and affect your confidence and how you interact with people. A big chin can also cause physical discomfort, such as pain when you move your head or sleep in certain positions. In worse cases, a big chin can also make it difficult to eat and drink or proper functioning for the mouth and jaw.

Symptoms of big chin

Some of the common symptoms of a large chin in women and men are as follows:

  • Excess fullness or roundness in the chin area
  • A “double chin” appears when you tilt your head down
  • The appearance of a “wattle” (a fleshy protuberance) under the chin
  • Difficulty chewing or swallowing due to the chin getting in the way
  • Jaw pain or discomfort
  • Headaches

If you are having any of these symptoms, it is best to consult with your doctor or dermatologist to get a proper diagnosis. There are several treatment options available for those who want to get rid of their big chin.

Causes of big chin

A large chin is often genetic and passed down from family. If both parents have large chins, the child is likely to as well. A double chin, or submental fat, is often caused by weight gain. When you are carrying extra weight, your skin stretches to accommodate the additional fat. This can cause the skin to sag, giving the appearance of a double chin. Another reason for a large chin is aging. As one gets older, the skin loses elasticity and begins to sag. This can make a previously small chin appear larger. Also due to poor posture, the muscles in your chin and neck can weaken, resulting in a drooping chin.

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