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Struggling with my dropping face shape

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catbasilio Tue 13-Mar-18 10:46:41

I am only 39, but lost quite a bit of weight lately (still losing) and the thing that bothers me most is my dropped jaw line (cheeks). I used to have a roundish face. Now it feels rectangular sad (I am probably exaggerating but you know what I mean!)

I have become very self conscious in taking photos - I need to smile otherwise it the shape of my face is just not nice.

I've been thinking of having a medical thread sawn into my jaws but it's expensive and apparently not long-term. What else can I do in terms of cosmetic, physio or plastic solutions?

RoseWhiteTips Tue 13-Mar-18 12:45:18

Stop losing weight.

SukiTheDog Tue 13-Mar-18 12:56:41

Lose the weight more gradually? Has it been a sudden, drastic loss? My Aunty did this, She lost 5 stones and it aged her massively overnight. I’m not sure what to suggest. Face exercises are “free” on YouTube. I’m not sure any creams would work as they’re only cosmetic no matter their claims.

Sorry to hear this. Well done on weight loss though.

catbasilio Tue 13-Mar-18 14:08:48

No, weight loss was gradual (3st) but I need to lose more (2st). I am still overweight. Do those exercises work?

SukiTheDog Tue 13-Mar-18 15:37:38

People on here do. I personally tried doing them but wasn’t consistent enough....couldn’t be faced but then, I’m 55 and have to accept the passage of time 😊

You could give it a go because only surgery is the option.

beckymad1x Tue 13-Mar-18 15:39:16

Some people get fillers in their jaws and cheeks now, this isn't too expensive and could be a quick fix for you OP?

They last about 6 months I believe, but if you google before and after pictures it can change the whole shape of your face!

EnidButton Tue 13-Mar-18 19:08:04

When I lost 2 stone I lost volume from my boobs and was worried about it for a bit. Then someone said to wait a year and see if they fill back out and they did. Not exactly like they were but much better than at first.

Maybe that's the same with your face? As you just lost the weight it could be everything settling into place and also because it's such a difference it's more noticeable. I would wait at least 8-10 months after you finish losing before considering anything permanent.

This is based purely on what people have said about their bodies after losing weight so not faces but I don't see why it wouldn't be similar.

Congratulations on the weight loss.

AnaViaSalamanca Tue 13-Mar-18 19:15:49

Do you exercise? It helps (from what I have seen on friends who lost weight)

F4ttyBumBum Tue 13-Mar-18 19:15:54

Well done for losing weight! Keep it up smile

There is loads that can be done non surgically to restore lost volume in your cheeks, define the jaw and improve skin condition - you are after all only 39. Find yourself a good cosmetic nurse, dentist or doctor and go for some consultations.

I would stave off surgery for as long as possible and be cautious about threads that lift because they are better to maintain hold and not a replacement for a facelift.

Sugarpiehoneyeye Tue 13-Mar-18 21:03:31

Don't do anything drastic, hang fire, wait and see what happens.

DottyDotts Tue 13-Mar-18 23:44:42

Face exercises but you have to do them constantly and forever. Tones up the muscles in your face which tighten and lifts the face. Just like exercises for the body

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