Losing Weight Can Age Your Face
So this year you finally did it. After years of resolving to lose weight, this year you finally kept going to the gym and you lost those 20 or 30 pounds you’ve long been meaning to put aside. You’re ecstatic about the way your figure looks, but unfortunately you can’t say the same about your face. You look in the mirror and see that you’re not the same age. Instead, you look a decade or more older.
This is a well-known phenomenon, a cruel trick of nature. People who carry more weight tend to have younger-looking faces. Youthful faces have additional fat, whereas most people tend to lose fat in the face with age. Losing weight automatically causes many people’s faces to change dramatically from youthful exuberance to tired and haggard age. If you have found this out to your dismay, Dr. Vasdev Rai can help.
One option for restoring youthfulness is the use of facial fillers. These synthetic compounds allow you to restore volume lost in the face while keeping it off in the rest of your body. This is a great option for some people if their skin has not begun to sag significantly yet.
If the tissues of your face have begun to sag, a facelift is recommended. This is the only way to reliably lift sagging tissues and restore them to a more youthful position, diminishing jowls and many deep facial folds. Depending on the specific appearance of your face, it may be better to combine the two options to achieve a natural youthful appearance.
If you’ve finally achieved the weight loss you desire but now find your confidence is sapped by an aged appearance, the Cosmetic Surgical Center can help. Please call or email us today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Vasdev Rai.