help me with this chin

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    Aug 03, 2007 7:06 AM GMT
    so whats the best way to lose weight in like ur chin to get rid of double chin and all that jbcausey13 @ ya hoo .com is my email help me out guys pwease
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    Aug 03, 2007 10:35 AM GMT
    OK, this looks really stupid, but it tones the jaw line. In theory, you can do this anywhere, but people will think you're deranged if you do.

    Push your lower jaw out so that the bottom row of teeth are further forward than the top row. Open and close your mouth widely while keeping the jaw forward. Repeat ad infinitum, or until your jaw feels tired.

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    Aug 03, 2007 1:32 PM GMT
    Try losing weight. It depend on your age ,though. Our skin kinda lost its elasticity when we get older. I use to be so fat that I dont even have a neck, but now my chin is firmer. But at 41, I cannot expect to have chin of a 20 years old boy.
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    Aug 08, 2007 12:53 AM GMT
    colmdublin - that advice should come with a warning! I actually tried it and geez, I was sore for two days afterwards!
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    Aug 08, 2007 4:56 PM GMT
    It works, I tell you. I do hundreds every day
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    Aug 08, 2007 6:11 PM GMT
    Actually, that would not work to tighten up your chin, at all...

    The motion you are describing is working on the two pterygoid muscles (internal and external) in conjunction with the masseter, and these are jaw muscles, not chin muscles.

    Chin muscles is mainly the platysma, which there is no isolation and voluntary exercises that will work these fibers...

    Fat loss is probalby the first thing to try as often times, the double chin is not the muscle being flabby but too much excessive adipose tissue over the muscles. That is why many with this issue resort to surgery. Exercises mentioned above will not do anything for a double chin...
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    Aug 08, 2007 6:21 PM GMT
    As a matter of fact, I think that movement is particulary bad for your TMJ as the constant anterior translation of the jaw can stretche the internal coiled ligament holding back your jaw, resulting in anterior displacement of the meniscus. That in common language = locked jaw/dislocated jaw/TMJ syndrome...

    You dont want to do this all the time... Althought the meniscus cartilage does heal, it many not heal perfectly and the extensibility of the coiled ligament can decrease, that is why one with TMJ syndrome is prone to have this condition re-occur on a regular basis...
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    Aug 08, 2007 8:03 PM GMT
    Gosh. It's good for preventing a double chin, or getting rid of one when you have one, and it does rather hurt, but I didn't realise it could be bad for you. It was in Men's Health
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    Aug 08, 2007 8:25 PM GMT
    Exactly! I have posted this before.. Men's Health is as relaible as those fad starvation diest you read on tabloids... Garbage!

    I cringe everytime I heard someone tell me that the got this idea from this magazine or that magazine!

    I teach intern physical therapists in my hospital as a clinical instructor.. Do you want to trust me or Men's Health??

    It is NOT effective for ridding double chin! It is BAD for you jaw, you will wear it out then you have to eat out of a straw when you are older!
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    Aug 08, 2007 8:56 PM GMT
    I think I'd rather trust you. Stupid rubbishy Men's Health. I really ought to stop reading it. So there's no effective way to tone facial tissue?
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    Aug 08, 2007 9:02 PM GMT
    No.. Unless you are a stroke patient, there is no need for this...

    What one sees as sagging on the face is the lack of collegen fibers and fat.. You also see this as the side effects of some HIV medications and chronic liver disease and so on...

    What one sees in asagging chin is the fat...

    That is why cosmetic surgery, and that includes for HIV patients with facial wasting, dose not use electric currents to simulate your facial muscle, but rahter they inject collegen or substances to irritate the tisue to promore collegen formation into your face...

    That is why also weight loss can possible help with a double chin as the culprit is fat... Or you have surgery to correct this..

    If is was just facial exercises, cosmetic surgery would not be in busienss becasue everyeon would just do facial exercises and use electrical facail stimulators..
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    Aug 08, 2007 9:06 PM GMT
    Actually, the loss of my double chin was coincidentally concurrent with losing about 30lbs, now that I think about it. Thanks for the advice