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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

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Is there certain foods that will put weight on your face after losing weight due to unknown intestinal problems and chronic pain?

Is there certain foods that will put weight on your face after losing weight due to unknown intestinal problems and chronic pain?

No: Unless you have specific diseases, fat distribution cannot be controlled to one part of the body. It is distributed proportionally all around but primarily in the hips in women and abdomen in men. The distribution to the face, neck, arms, and back occur at the same time. But one food won't go to the hips and another to the face. ...Read more

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Losing weight slowly, good diet, lifting weights. Developed nasolabial folds. Will they disappear as my face gets smaller & reach my ideal weight?

Losing weight slowly, good diet, lifting weights. Developed nasolabial folds. Will they disappear as my face gets smaller & reach my ideal weight?

NLF's: This would be difficult to predict. It depends on your age, skin quality , genetics, etc. Unfortunately many people find their facial appearance "ages" as they lose weight. The benefits of losing weight and getting in shape are tremendous. However, it can be frustrating thinking you may look older. Fillers, collagen stimulators and fat injection can all help with this type of change. ...Read more

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I'm losing weight on my head. My eye bones are showing and my cheek bones are poking out kinda far. Pluse my head got smaller. I do not do crack. I smoke weed and cigarettes. And I big below my neck everything is normal. ?

I'm losing weight on my head. My eye bones are showing and my cheek bones are poking out kinda far. Pluse my head got smaller. I do not do crack.  I smoke weed and cigarettes. And I big below my neck everything is normal. ?

Get checked out: There is a couple of different medical problems that could explain your situation. However, you will need to have a complete physical and probably lab tests to determine the cause. Best of luck. ...Read more

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How can i keep a full face when im loosing weight?

How can i keep a full face when im loosing weight?

Well,..: It is tough to keep one body part (the face) "full," while you are trying to diet and lose weight elsewhere. A balanced diet with exercise and monitored weight loss will hopefully help your whole body change slowly to accommodate for your weight loss and appearance, so that the "fullness" of your face matches the appearance of the weight you are losing in your body."Slow and steady wins the race." ...Read more

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When loosing weight through excercise my face becomes noticeably gaunt, and i look unwell.How do the celebs achieve weight loss and no gauntness?

When loosing weight through excercise my face becomes noticeably gaunt, and  i look unwell.How do the celebs achieve weight loss and no gauntness?

Listen to your body: Make sure you are promoting a healthy approach for mind, body, and spirit. Healthy organic vegetables, and fruit, pasture raised meats and eggs, wild caught fish, slow grains like quinoa, 6 equal meals to keep blood sugar stable, frequent small mounts of exercise that improve blood flow to the face like pretend jump roping, skillful stress management promote total health. ...Read more

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Can losing weight cause my skin to sag?

Can losing weight cause my skin to sag?

Marked or rapid : Weight loss may lead to sagging skin - especially if the person is older or doesn't exercise. ...Read more

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Does losing weight cause your mammogram to look different?

Does losing weight cause your mammogram to look different?

Yes: Weight loss obviously causes your breasts to be smaller and less dense. Your mammograms will look different. Fat doesn't show up on a mammogram; it is the grey in the background. The breast ducts and vessels do show up. If you lose fat in your breasts, you may see more ducts and vessels in your mammogram. ...Read more

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Losing weight cause of leukocoria. How to gain weight again?

Losing weight cause of leukocoria. How to gain weight again?

Discuss w your Dr.: Eat healthy high calorie foods. Eat 6 meals/day. Work on strength training to build your large muscle groups. Workout w heavier weights w fewer repetitions. Sleep at least 8 to 9 hrs/night. Hydrate well w water. Foods to help w healthy weight gain: almonds, cashews, pecans, sunflower seeds, flax seeds, walnuts, hummus, avocados, granola, trail mix, dried fruits, extra virgin olive oil ; canola oil. ...Read more