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I have a skinny face and i hate it. what should i do?

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Dr. Peter Forster
Psychiatry 37 years experience
Perspective: I imagine that you are spending a fair amount of time thinking about this. Get some more perspective from others - talk to friends or other trusted people. Put it in a bigger picture - what are your positive qualities? Focusing on things you don't like about yourself tends to be self confirming - you are unhappy with yourself, others respond not to your skinny face but rather to your unhappiness.
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Dr. Greg Sexton
Plastic Surgery 40 years experience
Nothing: Your face will change with time. If you have a severe deformity, then make an appointment with a plastic surgeon, and preferably one who has completed a craniofacial fellowship.
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Dr. J David Holcomb
Facial Plastic Surgery 30 years experience
Several options : A thin face may be related to underlying bone structure, atrophy (gradual loss) of soft tissue (eg fatty tissue, muscle) and the aging process where sagging tissues create a thinner, longer face. Soft tissue augmentation (structural fat grafting; cheek implants; filler injections) and/or lifting sagging tissues (face/neck lift) can effectively improve facial volume and overall appearance.
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Dr. Mike Bowman
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 20 years experience
See a facial plastic: Surgeon for a full evaluation and recommendations. Without a picture it is hard to make specific recommendations. The answer depends on your appearance and the reason for your appearance. Do you have small bone structure or have your lost volume with the aging process? Cheek or chin implants might help, or other types of volume grafting like sculptra or fat transfer.
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Last updated Nov 28, 2017

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