Gaining weight is an unwelcome change for pretty much everyone, but it can look different from person to person. In men, excess fat typically builds up around the midsection, but for women it tends to be more in the hips and thighs. One area of the body that is especially distressing to many people is there every time you look in the mirror: the face. Facial fat accumulates in the same way as other fat on the body, so your strategy for losing it will have to be part of an overall weight loss strategy.
Face fat, like all other fat stores in the body, accumulates over time as a result of consuming more calories than the body needs to function. Not everyone gains visible weight in the face, however, because the locations of these fat stores around the body differ from person to person. Sex, hormones, and genetics all play a role in where it ends up, and it’s unfortunately just as much out of your power the order in which it can be burned off.
Even though there are various fad diets and special exercise routines that claim to help you specifically lose face fat, the truth is that weight loss cannot be targeted in that way. The only way to reverse the trend and lose body fat is by shifting the balance between calories eaten vs calories burned. When you are operating within a caloric deficit, either by eating fewer calories or increasing physical activity levels, the energy stored in adipose tissue will begin to be used by cells around the body.
Some people claim that you can lose those chubby cheeks or that double chin by using special facial exercises that supposedly tone the facial muscles. Unfortunately, this is a myth, and the only way to truly burn off face fat is to approach weight loss as a comprehensive, whole-body effort. Below are some tips and strategies for how to get your weight loss journey started:
Millions of Americans try to lose weight every year, yet the proportion of citizens who are obese or overweight is higher than ever. Relying on a popular fad diet or a brutal exercise regimen, many people manage to lose some weight only to gain it right back within a few months. This kind of yo-yo dieting can go on for years and years, never really yielding the desired results.
It is because of the desire to help people break out of this cycle that True You Weight Loss presents a very different approach to losing weight in the face and anywhere else in the body. Rather than unsustainable diet and exercise plans, we offer a series of non-surgical weight loss procedures that have a demonstrated track record of safety and weight loss success.
One example of a procedure is endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty (ESG); an ESG involves reducing the size of the stomach and reshaping it into a banana-shaped “sleeve.” With less stomach volume, you become full faster and you eventually become accustomed to eating fewer calories. The procedure is done via endoscope, a special tube with suturing tools mounted on the end that is fed down the esophagus; because the entire procedure is done without the need for incisions, the chance for complications is low and the recovery time is brief.
If the face staring back at you from the mirror is a little fuller than normal, it can be tempting to search for spot treatments to make you look thinner. The truth is, though, that you can’t target an area of your body for fat loss. But if you haven’t had success with the traditional methods of weight loss, it might be time for a different approach. If you’d like more information about our state-of-the-art weight loss procedures, contact us today to request a consultation.