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Saggy chubby cheeks   Jul 11, 2001  

Hello there i am from England, i find your website and information very interesting, i hope you can help me.  I am 22yrs old, i weigh 75kg/11.5 stone and am 5'11 tall. I am very slim build but i have very fat saggy chubby cheeks.

When i was younger in my school days between 12-18 years old i was always fat and had very chubby cheeks. When i finished school and started work plenty of excerise like swimming, football etc, i lost about 2-3 stone 10-20kg.

I am very happy with my body apart from my face, i seem to of kept most of the chubbyness in my cheeks, but now seem more saggy. You could say i have baby face, but i can almost push about 1inch of cheek in before i touch my cheek bone

My question is, are there any guides/information you can offer to help remove, reduce, or what do you suggest?  Thanks very much

Tony
IP: 194.93.143.50

Hi Tony

Sorry to say, but you can't spot reduce areas of fat. If you've lost this weight within the last year, you may still need to give your body time to adjust to such an enormous amount of wt. loss. Twenty kg. is a tremendous amount to lose, so congratulations there.

At 22, your body should adjust and reabsorb any loose skin that you may have.


Facial exercises will help to tone and firm the face for you. And really, you're at the best age to get started. Also don't despair too much yet. Although you may have full cheeks now, as we age, we tend to slim down in the face. This has probably more to do with damage to the connective tissue of the face from sun exposure than anything else.

There are cosmetic procedures that reduce the buccal fat pads of the face as well. This has a dramatic effect of slimming down the face.

Regardless, I would still recommend that you wear a sunblock everyday of at least spf 30. Although you may not be thinking about it now, you can have a healthy, vibrant looking face between doing facial exercises and protecting your skin from exposure if you start NOW.

Good luck!

Jason

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Saggy chubby cheeks   Jul 11, 2001  

Hello there i am from England, i find your website and information very interesting, i hope you can help me.  I am 22yrs old, i weigh 75kg/11.5 stone and am 5'11 tall. I am very slim build but i have very fat saggy chubby cheeks.

When i was younger in my school days between 12-18 years old i was always fat and had very chubby cheeks. When i finished school and started work plenty of excerise like swimming, football etc, i lost about 2-3 stone 10-20kg.

I am very happy with my body apart from my face, i seem to of kept most of the chubbyness in my cheeks, but now seem more saggy. You could say i have baby face, but i can almost push about 1inch of cheek in before i touch my cheek bone

My question is, are there any guides/information you can offer to help remove, reduce, or what do you suggest?  Thanks very much

Tony
IP: 194.93.143.50

Hi Tony

Sorry to say, but you can't spot reduce areas of fat. If you've lost this weight within the last year, you may still need to give your body time to adjust to such an enormous amount of wt. loss. Twenty kg. is a tremendous amount to lose, so congratulations there.

At 22, your body should adjust and reabsorb any loose skin that you may have.


Facial exercises will help to tone and firm the face for you. And really, you're at the best age to get started. Also don't despair too much yet. Although you may have full cheeks now, as we age, we tend to slim down in the face. This has probably more to do with damage to the connective tissue of the face from sun exposure than anything else.

There are cosmetic procedures that reduce the buccal fat pads of the face as well. This has a dramatic effect of slimming down the face.

Regardless, I would still recommend that you wear a sunblock everyday of at least spf 30. Although you may not be thinking about it now, you can have a healthy, vibrant looking face between doing facial exercises and protecting your skin from exposure if you start NOW.

Good luck!

Jason

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How to get my face thinner Jun 4, 2001     

Hello My name is Rob and i am only 17 years old but at one time i was really heave and now i'm about 5'10 168lbs and still trying to loose some weight. But i really want to get my face
thinner and I thought the more weight i lost the thinner it would get but is there any other way i can get it thinner besides weight loss, or anything that will make it look thinner. Please give me some help, thanks!

Rob
IP: 24.189.120.4

Hi Rob

Continued wt. loss is about the only thing you can do, unless you consider cosmetic surgery to remove excess fat.  Also depending upon how quickly and when you lost the excess fat, depends on
when the body will catch up and tighten up loose skin. You sound wt appropriate for your height, so you may just need to give your body time. Considering your young age, your body will still be
going through some changes until you reach your early twenties.

I don't think facial exercises at this point will do anything to make your face thinner and at your age your tone should be excellent. Continue your wt loss program until you reach your ideal wt for your build and height and then allow your body to continue to grow. As we reach full maturity and beyond, our faces have a tendency to naturally slim down, so don't be too discouraged yet.

Jason

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Chipmunk cheeks?   June 1,2001 

How does one slim down a face...that doesn't respond to dieting?

Sue
IP: 207.40.46.64

Hi Sue

You can't spot reduce areas of fat through exercises alone. Some kind of wt loss program is needed. In your case, you may be genetically prone to carry either more wt in your face or your face may be more oval in shape giving you the appearance of a chubby face.

Buccal fat can be removed to slim down the cheeks when all else fails if this is where you are carrying wt.  Often times as we age, excessive wt in the face becomes less a problem, provided
that you're not overwt. to begin with.

Jason

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Fuller face or thinner face?   Apr 4, 2001  

Hi Jason,

I've been flexing for almost a year now and it seems that my face has become thinner (weight is the same).  I was wondering if the exercises tend to slim down one's face or fill it out.  I read somewhere that muscles take up less space then fat and therefore, gives the appearance of being thinner. 

Ellen
IP: 205.188.199.54

Hi Ellen

My face is definitely fuller!

Sadie

Hi Ellen

my face was very thin and 'gaunt' BF (before flexing)..my face is definitely fuller..either that or it has 'lifted' where it gives the appearance of full cheeks that I NEVER had, even when I was 12!  I realize you cannot change the shape of your face you were born with...but you sure can make some major adjustments! enhancements!..and overall pleasing results.

Jean

Hi again;

I was thinking: perhaps you just have a thin face naturally and building the muscle has strengthened your 'inner structure' (don;t know exactly what to call it)..inner structure sounds good.  A thin face is extremely attractive..makes you seem 'chisled' and elegant.  Are you unhappy with it?  or see
definite strengths and build?.....and often it takes longer than a year to see optimal response in specific targeted areas.

Jean

Ellen

When the muscles are more relaxed or sagging, the face can appear fuller. After building and tightening the muscles through exercise, your face may appear somewhat thinner in some areas and
a little fuller in others as the muscles hug closer to bone structure. After a year you should notice areas that have built and others that while may seem thinner, are much tighter, like the lower cheek area. The best thing to do is to look at pictures of yourself before you started flexing and compare them with pictures you take now. It will give you a more objective view of the changes you've been able to make.

Jason


Hi Jason, Sadie, Jean,

Thanks for your responses-it's so great to get feedback.  The lower cheek area is exactly where it seems thinner.  Perhaps because my upper cheek area is fuller and more lifted.  Actually, I'm not unhappy with it at all--it's just a different look then I'm used to.  I'm still seeing changes so I know I'm a work in progress.

Ellen
IP: 64.12.101.156

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Help! Dec 21, 2000    

hello.  I just want to commend you for all of your help to so many people.  My problem is this.  What do I do if I want to get a thinner face?  Your program seems to develop more muscle, as well as more mass to the face.  I want less mass. I have chubby cheeks, and I want thin cheeks.  Should I use a facial stimulator?   Certain exercises?  Please let me know what product (s) I should use, or if   I need to use certain exercises.  thank you,

aaron
IP: 209.179.136.226

Aaron

FlexEffect will not help you lose weight in the face. If you have muscle atrophy, it can help to tighten the face giving it a thinner appearance; however, if it is more a question of adipose tissue, only a wt loss program will give you a slimmer face. This is true whether you're body building or facial building.

Jason

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Need suggestions   Aug 27, 2000

Here's my situation...I am 21, and I work out regularly.  I weigh anywhere from 125 to 130.  I do have a tendency towards junk food, and I think I've been developing some extra fat under my chin and slightly chubby cheeks.  I really can't STAND this, because I feel like I will never lose it.  It seems like I only gain weight in my face, and no place else.  I am assuming in order to lose this weight I need to eat better, and all that stuff :) However, I was wondering if any of these exercises

might help speed up the process of getting a slimmer looking face.  Any help is greatly appreciated, thank you.

Kelly.

Kelly,

Since you're only 21, the muscles of your face, barring any disease process, should be really at their best. You might, however, be able to "tighten" the muscles of your face somewhat but whether that would produce a slimmer face is somewhat doubtful. With FlexEffect, you can spot build a particular area but you cannot spot reduce.

Actually when a person gains weight, that weight is distributed equally throughout the body, with the exception that as we age it tends to distribute a little more
unequally. THAT should NOT be
your problem at 21.

To reduce these problem areas, I would recommend that you get with a dietician, create a diet plan you can live with, and stay at a safe and comfortable weight that will reflect the changes in your face you want.

Remember, too, if you run your diet right, you can plan junk food runs without the danger of weight gain.


Now about FlexEffect. You really are at the best time to start with the FlexEffect program BEFORE you have any signs of aging. At 21 you're probably NOT thinking about prevention, but NOW is
the best time. With the combination of FlexEffect and SUNBLOCK, SPF 30 or greater, you can prevent all the problems that people begin to run into when they reach their 30s. Scroll through the
board. You'll find wonderful tips that will make your skin and face last a lifetime.

Good luck!

Jason

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facial fat  Jul 23, 2000

hi I'm 15 and I was just wondering if there were any special exercises to get rid of what I like to call "the chubby cheek disease"  thank you 


Jerred
IP: 152.163.204.194

Hi Jarred


Unfortunately facial exercising cannot spot reduce areas of fat. In fact if you exercise these areas you might actually increase, in your case, the chubby look.

At 15 years of age, however, you may still have some excess fat in your face simply due to your young age. As you continue through puberty, a lot of that chubbiness may be lost. So don't despair yet.

Good luck,
Jason

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facial toning     June 24, 1999

First of all i would like to thank you for creating such a great site, i had no idea that facial toning even existed. I am ordering your book via internet, but until i receive it are there any exercise you could recommend that would tone and cause me to lose weight in the facial area? Maybe in the cheek area (my cheeks are chubby), and decrease puffiness in eye area.
Thanks

Mariah

Hi Mariah

I'm sorry to say you can not spot reduce any area of the face. but you can spot build. Scroll down to "Give me more"and read answer.  Exercise: Wink-Adv.  will give the face a slimmer look by building (raising) the muscles over the cheekbone area. As for your lower lids...scroll down to "Dark Circles" you'll find some information there.

Exercise: Lower Lid Lift

TIMES UP

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Facial     June 24, 1999

I HAVE BEEN WORKING OUT FOR 4 MONTHS NOW, MY GOAL IS TO GET IN SHAPE. I AM NOT OUT OF SHAPE, AND FOR MOST THE PART I FEEL STRONGER AND MORE CONFIDENT ABOUT WHAT I CAN DO BUT FOR SOME REASON, I CAN'T LOOSE MY FACIAL FAT. NO MATTER WHAT I DO, PEOPLE TELL ME THAT IT WILL HAPPEN AFTER I HAVE BEEN WORKING OUT FOR SOME TIME, BUT I DON'T SEE NO DIFFERENCE, AND I WANT THE ANSWER SO I CAN ACHIEVE THIS GOAL.

James

Hi James

What you've been told is true.  Bodybuilding, facialbuilding, weight loss, It all takes time. From what I gather you are doing weight resistance training?   Be sure to incorporate aerobics ... 30 minutes 5 days a week. (walk away from your house for 15 min. then turn around and walk back) Building muscle will not spot reduce any area of the face or any other part of the body.  It is true by building the muscle, you will burn more fat (bigger engine burns more gas) but you need to add aerobics if it's not coming off in the time you feel is ample. (two pounds a week) Keeping in  mind, when you first start lifting, you will more than likely see (weight gain) on the scale. Muscle out-weights  fat.  So don't let it scare you. In time the scale will start to see things your way!  HANG IN THERE

Deb

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Face improvement     May 18, 1999

Hi Deb

First of all thanks for putting up such a great site. I am a male 32 yr. and have average build I am not slender but I am not fat either( 5-5/135lbs FAT?). I got interested in your site because lately I have been concerned about
A) double chin/sagging chin
B) puffy cheeks giving my face a perfect round look
  ( I think my side pose photos are horrible)
C) I have a short thick neck.

As I told you that even though I am not fat but due to sagging chin , very puffy cheeks , short neck
my face really looks very fat when I look at myself in the mirror sideways. I think my face looks ok from front.

What should I do to improve? Is it enough to do some of the help you have provided
in here or should I perform couple of exercises. Lately I have been running on treadmill thinking
maybe my facial looks will improve If I loose couple of pounds? Another question does chewing gum results in some muscle resistance? I know I can't be tom cruise look a like , all I want
is a normal flat face. Is it possible through your video and whatever??

Thanks
CM

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facial improvement         May 18, 1999

Hi Deb

This is CM again , just wanted to add that I guess I am not concerned with wrinkles or lines on my face or even the glow.All I want is a little improvement in facials. Will cheek lift help?
thanks
CM

Hi CM

Facialbuilding will not slim down the face (no such thing as spot reducing) but you can spot build! The treadmill sounds like the way to go if you are carrying a lot of weight in the face.  However, by building the muscles that rest on top of the cheekbones you  can give the elusion of higher cheekbones causing the face to look slimmer. Also you said you consider your neck to be too thick.  Even though HEAD LIFT  adds thickness to the neck it also elongates the neck.  Stand in front of a mirror.  Keeping your  head level, stretch  your neck raising  your head  as high as you can. Put as much distance between your ears and shoulders as possible...does this help?  If so, scroll down to "extra help" and start doing the exercise I described.  As soon as the muscles gain in strength the head will set higher picking up a lot of  slack. Don't worry, you will get the benefit of your neck elongating (as much as it's going to) long before it builds in thickness.

For the cheekbone area... scroll down to Give me more"Give it a week and let me know what you think. If you find the cheek area gaining the effect your looking for, get back to me (e-mail) and I'll send you  extra material.  Thanks much.

Deb


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