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How to Get Rid of Face Fat – Explore Your Options

by Dr. Nazarian@DoctorNazarian
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How to Get Rid of Face Fat – Explore Your Options

A round face can make you feel like you are larger than you are. Even slim people sometimes suffer from facial fat that cannot be lost through diet and exercise alone. While appearance is not everything, it can hinder our self-confidence. If you are wondering how to get rid of face fat, then you came to the right place. Here we will discuss some ways you can slim up your rounded cheeks, improve your jawline, and eliminate facial fat for good. 

What Causes Facial Fat?

Facial fat can occur around the cheeks, chin, and neck. Many things can contribute to a fuller-looking face. Women may experience a change in their facial appearance with hormone changes or pregnancy. Both can cause retention of water and can make the face more bloated. Facial fat can also be caused by thyroid issues, genetics, weight gain, and age. 

Keep in mind that the face will have some puffiness. This is normal, as you do not want your face to appear hollow and sunken. So, how can I get rid of face fat? Keep reading to explore all of your options. 

Cosmetic Enhancements to Treat Facial Fat

The first thing you want to do is identify what may be causing your facial fat. This will help you know what methods of treatment will be most effective. Age and weight gain can cause facial skin to lose elasticity. The jowls are one place that the body likes to store excess fat, especially as we age. When the jaw is undefined it can make you look older than you are. 

If you are unsure what may be causing your facial fat, you can always schedule a consultation with Dr. Nazarian. She will provide all your options when it comes to slimming down your face. Here are some cosmetic enhancements you could consider when wanting to slim down your facial features. 

Kybella

Kybella is an FDA approved dermal injection that is designed to treat submental fat under the chin. These injections are popular because they are non-invasive and require no downtime. Kybella is ideal for moderate to severe fat underneath the chin. A single treatment may include up to 50 injections to help destroy fat cells while enhancing the appearance of your profile. Up to 6 treatments can be given, and each will need to be spaced out 6-8 weeks apart. 

Kybella Before and After

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Buccal Fat Pad Removal

Buccal fat pad removal is a surgical procedure that will remove facial fat around the cheeks where your upper teeth meet your lower teeth if you are feeling your face from the outside. The procedure takes about 20 minutes and is performed under local anesthesia, awake in our procedure room. Buccal fat pad removal helps eliminate fat in the cheeks that is not possible to lose with normal diet and exercise. The cheekbones will appear higher and your face will look more chiseled, contoured, and lifted. 

Buccal Fat Pad Removal Before and After

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Liposuction

Facial liposuction can drastically change the look of the face. It is a minimally invasive procedure and recovery time is quick. There are several other procedures you can combine with liposuction. If you have a moderate amount of saggy skin Dr. Nazarian will suggest adding in FaceTite. This will help tighten that skin and provide you with even more definition. 

Neck Liposuction Before and After

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Face or Neck Lift

Depending on the area that you want to treat, you may opt for a face or neck lift. Both will provide drastic results that will help define your face and restore your youthful appearance. These procedures can be coupled with a number of other treatments such as liposuction or FaceTite. A lift will eliminate unwanted skin (like jowling at the jaw or excess neck skin) and stubborn fat that is impossible to lose with diet and exercise.

Face and Neck Lift Before and After

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FaceTite

FaceTite is designed to help treat loose skin in the face. It tightens and firms skin with the use of radiofrequency energy. This treatment will also help stimulate collagen production. FaceTite is typically combined with liposuction. It is ideal for those who have moderate skin laxity and have some fat in the neck or along the jowls. If you have severe skin laxity, you would want to opt for a facelift. FaceTite is scarless and is done awake in the office under local anesthesia.

FaceTite Before and After

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CoolSculpting

CoolSculpting is a minimally invasive procedure that requires little to no downtime. It can be used to treat neck fat. CoolSculpting freezes fat cells which are highly sensitive to cold temperatures. It targets stubborn subcutaneous fat that cannot be eliminated through diet and exercise. Each treatment can decrease fat cells by approximately twenty percent.

CoolSculpting Before and After

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Evoke

Evoke uses bipolar radiofrequency (RF) energy to penetrate deep into the subdermal layer and heats the Fibro Septal Network (FSN). It remodels the dermis and subdermal tissue to offer more definition to the face. It can be used to sculpt the cheeks, neck and jawline. This non-invasive treatment requires no downtime and is the perfect alternative to traditional neck liposuction or Kybella.  Benefits include no needles, no downtime, and no pain. 

Evoke Before and After 

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Natural Ways to Decrease Facial Fat

While cosmetic enhancements can quickly bring you results, it is not always the best solution for everyone. If you are looking for a more natural approach to decrease facial fat, then you may try out some of our suggestions below. Remember, sometimes facial fat is not caused by weight gain, so there is no guarantee that these suggestions will help trim down fat in your face. 

Increase Cardio

If weight gain is contributing to your facial fat then losing some weight will help your face slim down. A lot of times people who lose weight will notice it in their faces first. The best thing for weight loss is amping up your cardio routine

This type of exercise will help decrease fat all over the body. Make sure that you are getting your heart rate up to a point where it is causing a fat-burning reaction. High-intensity workouts will help you burn the most calories. 

Decrease Sodium Intake

Foods that are high in sodium can cause you to retain water and increase puffiness. You should avoid processed foods and eat fresh. This will give your body the nutrients it needs, help you lose weight, and improve the puffiness in your face. 

Decreasing fast foods and processed foods is one of the best ways to lose weight. These types of foods are loaded with sodium and other unhealthy ingredients. When you have too much salt in your system, the body will hold on to all the water it can so it doesn’t dehydrate. 

Improve Your Diet

Every healthy diet needs to include leafy greens and whole grains. Crash dieting or eliminating entire food groups is not the way to go. These types of diets only offer temporary fixes. Many people end up gaining weight when they add back in the food group they eliminated or stop the crash dieting.  

You need to place focus on decreasing the number on the scale in a way that is healthy and that you can stick to. This can be done by decreasing sugar and sodium intake, as well as eating whole grains, veggies, and foods that are not processed. 

Decrease Alcohol Consumption

Alcohol can cause dehydration which will then prompt the body to retain water. As we stated above, water retention will cause the face to appear bloated and puffy. In addition, excessive drinking can contribute to weight gain. 

These are empty calories that have no nutritional value. By consuming empty calories, you are increasing your total daily intake which can lead to weight gain. When consuming alcohol make sure that you do it in moderation.

Drink More Water

Drinking the right amount of water each day has so many health benefits. In fact, many times people feel hungry when they are dehydrated. It is suggested that you drink a glass of water before each meal to help fill you up. Water is one thing that can help you decrease calories. It will also help improve the appearance of your skin and flush impurities out of your body. 

How To Get Rid of Face Fat? 

Facial fat can be caused by a number of reasons, but it can be effectively treated through cosmetic enhancements or some simple life changes. It will all depend on what is causing the fat in your face. Diet and exercise alone may not be enough to eliminate this unwanted fat. 

Dr. Nazarian can do a thorough examination to determine what treatment option is best for you. If you are wondering how to get rid of face fat, call (310) 773-3039 to schedule your consultation or use our online contact form and one of our staff members will contact you as soon as possible.

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