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Doctor insights on: Losing Weight Can Cause Your Face To Look Drawn

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Can losing weight (face thinner) fix bite problems too?

Can losing weight (face thinner) fix bite problems too?

Unlikely: Losing weight, including from the face is not likely to affect the bite as that is dependent on bone structure. It would be prudent to consult a dentist. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Losing Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more


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Does losing weight help to have a narrow face?

Does losing weight help to have a narrow face?

Facial weight loss: If you are heavy overall and lose weight then your are going to see some loss in the face. Selectively losing weight in the face is not possible. ...Read more

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Does losing weight help you with having a narrow face?

Does losing weight help you with having a narrow face?

Clarify: Will losing weight give you a narrow face? Not unless it was narrow to begin with. Our skulls and musculature define the shape of our head/face...Some people have oval, heart shaped, square faces. Extra weight tends to make everyone a little rounder so losing weight helps recover your natural shape. ...Read more

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Could losing weight help to end up having a narrow face?

Could losing weight help to end up having a narrow face?

That is possible.: Weight loss often shows in the face due to subcutaneous fat loss. ...Read more

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After losing weight will I also end up having a narrow face?

After losing weight will I also end up having a narrow face?

See below: You will lose weight in your face. However, the exact shape depends on your genetic make up. ...Read more

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Can you tell me when losing weight does your face automatically lose weight?

Can you tell me when losing weight does your face automatically lose weight?

There is not a: Guarantee. But quite often your loss will show in your face early on due to lose of subcutaneous fat. ...Read more

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Can forehead wrinkes result from losing weight in your face?

Can forehead wrinkes result from losing weight in your face?

Not directly: Forehead winkles come from the muscles that raise and lower your eyebrows. With aging, the wrinkles become more permanently ingrained in the skin from years of muscle contraction. Horizontal lines above and vertical lines between the brows become deeper with age but usually not from weight loss. Botox reduces these wrinkles by weakening muscle contraction to smooth the overlying skin. ...Read more

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I've lost 5lbs since I fell and landed on my head last week. My Dr diagnosed me with a concussion. Losing weight due to the concussion? Still eating.

I've lost 5lbs since I fell and landed on my head last week. My Dr diagnosed me with a concussion. Losing weight due to the concussion? Still eating.

Likely unrelated: The weight loss is unlikely to be related to the concussion. I suggest you consult with a clinician for a full evaluation of the weight loss and for a follow up on how you are doing after your concussion. Best wishes. ...Read more