Face changes due to weight loss

How does weight loss change your face?
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Ms. Swati Kapoor Bangalore | Dietitian/Nutritionist
Thank you for asking the question. Weight loss does change your face, it’s just that you will not be able to notice the difference immediately. This however depends on where you tend to gain most weight, like the middle of your body, around the hip and thighs. But when you gain weight you’re definitely going to see it on your face. As you lose weight the puffiness of your face will reduce gradually and you’ll be able to see the difference eventually. Because you tend to know your own face and the faces of our friends, family and even favorite celebrities pretty well, even the slightest changes are noticeable. This includes weight gain, weight loss, new wrinkles and even minor plastic surgery. Losing weight can remove some of that extra roundness from the cheeks and jawline, but age will still tend to change the shape of the face, unless plastic surgeons intervene. If your face was rounded and chubby, this is due to the fat under the skin, and as it gets accumulated there, the skin tends to get stretched. Reducing your weight will definitely change your face. And reducing the weight immediately will make the skin a little sagging, for that u hav to reduce it gradually over a period of time. This will the skin over face maintain the its fitness. One "advantage" of weight gain in the face is that it tends to fill out wrinkles and creases that come with age. So if you lose a lot of weight, you may find yourself with a few lines in your face you didn't know you had. If you lose a lot of weight over a fairly short time and are thinner than you have been in a long time, people may think you look gaunt and unhealthy. Much of that perception is based on the comparison of your current look to that of your heavier appearance to which your friends and family had grown accustomed. In addition, skin damaged by excessive sun exposure may not be as resilient after weight loss. There are a few ways by which you can control that: a. Maintain your diet, drink around 8-9 glasses of 200ml water per day, this will help maintain the moisture around your skin. It helps the skin from bloating. b. Take your foods based on a calorie diet. Your diet should be less by 250 calories and workout such that you lose 250 calories a day, you will lose around 1 pound a week. c. Alcohol consumption also causes bloating up of the face, so if you’re an alcoholic, it’s better to reduce if you’re looking for good looks. And so to make it clear to you, weight loss does change your face but how you choose to do it is what matters. I hope you got the answer you were looking for.
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