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Do lips grow as you age

A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Schleimer
37 years experience Orthodontics
Yes and no: During active growth, birth to the end of skeletal and soft tissue maturation, the lips do grow, in relation to the jaw to which they are attached. As ... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Poobalan Pillay
Specializes in Sports Medicine
Lip growth: Size of appendages is largely genetically dependent. Possibly check with your parents and siblings.
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Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Depends on injuries: Head injuries vary from mild to severe. Surely the patients with very mild head injuries can age in a mananer close to the same manner as their un-inj ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cindy Williams
38 years experience Pediatrics
Growth: Doubtful. Our growth is usually complete by 21, rarely 25.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Yang
26 years experience Ophthalmology
No: The size of your eyes do not get smaller. However, the upper eyelids may droop with age, giving the appearance that the eyes are smaller.
A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Growth: Once your growth plates close you stop growing.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Diane Minich
36 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: feet can grow in size over time.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rifat Naghmi
45 years experience Internal Medicine
Lips: There is no cut off point.
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nisheeth Gupta
Specializes in Hematology and Oncology
Acromegaly: excess growth hormone /acromehaly see endocrinologist
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
20's and 30's: Balding if it is going to occur signficant will start in the 20's and less significant in the 30's there are substitutes but no medical treatment wh ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Yes: German studies demonstrated after the age of about age 10 there is fairly linear growth of the external ear throughout life.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Ask God: That is just how the human body is designed. The ears grow pretty rapidly until age 8 to 10 years old. German studies demonstrated after the about age ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Windisch
24 years experience Pediatrics
See your doctor: This is something that can be easily determined from physical exam. See your doctor so you don't have to keep worring.
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A 61-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Zimmet
42 years experience Aesthetic Medicine
Age spots: These "liver" or "age" spots, o/w called senile or solar lentigines, are very common over 40. Of course with pigmented lesions it is very important to ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Depends on variables: The growth centers of your bones determine how tall you can grow.Most growth centers will close at 16-19 years of age in males. After that happens, yo ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Wolf
40 years experience Ophthalmology
No: Perhaps, you are noticing they are not as "prominent" as they were? Eyelid aging issues can affect the appearance of your eyes to the casual observer. ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Southard
14 years experience Internal Medicine
Only if: Exercise improves your health in the long run. Exercise itself won't speed up nail growth. Nail growth rates are very much dependent on your overall ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Maybe it won't: We'll see by age 20. Around 5% of men, myself included, are genetically unable to grow chest hair or a decent beard. Many women prefer it, and guys li ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Growth: Natural growth spurts in puberty.
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
No: When the growth plates have fused you cannot grow taller.
A female asked:
Dr. Anna Flor Salcedo
22 years experience Internal Medicine
Puberty: Is the time we all grow in height and around 17 y/o, we usually reach our maximum height, unless you started puberty late, then you have a slight ext ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cornelia Franz
Specializes in Pediatrics
PLease clarify: We dont really "outgrow" childhood dissease- we get them and develop immunity. Adults can still get chickenpox, pertussis, scarlet fever, mumps, measl ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: Yes.

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