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Doctor insights on: Facial Bones

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When do our facial bones stop growing?

When do our facial bones stop growing?

Never: Although typically cranio-facial growth is complete in late teens for females and early twentys for males, or skeletal system continues to change throughout our lifetime. As an adult we have a whole new skeleton every 7-8 years. Bone changes to support our bodies against the effects of gravity and use. ...Read more

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Bone (Definition)

Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more


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How can I alter my facial bone structure ?

How can I alter my facial bone structure ?

Facial plastic MD: You should see a facial plastic surgeon to discuss options. These include; dermal fillers or fat injections that can be injected over the facial bones or fat pads to enhance your excisting facial bony structure. These procedures can give a very natural enhancement when done correctly. You could also consider cheek or chin implants places over the bone to augment these structures. ...Read more

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When in life do your facial bone structure change?

When in life do your facial bone structure change?

Facial development: The face grows through childhood, but is usually complete by late teen years. Girls complete this growth before boys. Girls are usually complete by 17 and boys by about 18. ...Read more

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Is this forwards development of the facial bone possible in adults without surgery?

No: Although the jaw and facial bones are dynamic in nature and always changing according to adaptation/need, it is not possible to "move the facial bone/s forward". ...Read more

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What age do your facial bone structures start to change?

What age do your facial bone structures start to change?

Facial bone: The bones do not change appreciably. Soft tissue changes occur. ...Read more

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Can losing weight display more facial bone structure?

Can losing weight display more facial bone structure?

Yes: Just like any other part of your body your face "gains weight" your facial structure can become more defined with weight loss. ...Read more

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Facial bone damage and swelling after surgery, should I be concerned?

Depends: It really depends on what type of surgery you had and what type of facial bone damage you have. You should consult with your surgeon to see how things are related. ...Read more