If you’re wondering why your face looks chubby, with round cheeks or a double chin, then you’re probably experiencing it as a result of weight gain. Weight gain commonly causes excess facial fat as other body parts.
However, other factors can interfere with excessive facial fat, including genetics, ageing, and hormonal changes. Due to these factors, some people are more likely to have chubby-looking faces despite not gaining weight.
Since the common factor that causes excess facial fat is weight gain, starting this face slimming steps require exercising diligently and maintaining a healthy diet.
On the other hand, however, doing exercise and eating nutritious meals wouldn’t be enough to reduce excess facial fat for people who genetically store more fat tissues around their faces.
Fortunately, with a few natural techniques and advances in beauty technology, you can achieve the slim-looking facial contour you desire.
Continue reading to learn more about facial fat reduction and determine which technique is best suited to give you a more attractive face!
The Causes of Excess Facial Fat
Excess Body Fat
Excess body fat from a weight gain will typically lead to the accumulation of facial fat. As a result, cutting down the excess facial fat will entail burning fat tissues through exercise and a healthy diet.
You will usually lose weight when you exercise and eat a healthy diet. When you lose weight, the amount of fat on your face will also decrease. Eventually, you may notice your sharper-looking jawline.
Lack of Face Exercises
Doing regular exercise and maintaining a healthy diet may reduce your facial fat, making your face appear slimmer. However, in rare cases, you may experience stubborn facial fat that is challenging to cut down.
As a result, you may want to combine full-body exercise with face exercise. By combining these two types of practice, you can slowly reduce your facial fat and achieve a more defined facial contour.
As we age, our skin loosens, resulting in more folds, particularly around the chin and jowls. Furthermore, ageing interferes with your metabolism; you may experience slowed metabolism as you age. As a result, you are more likely to develop excess facial fat as you age.
Some people are more prone to develop moon faces due to genetic conditions. It’s common for people with autoimmune disease to experience hormonal changes, leading to excessive facial fat or moon face.
How to Slim Down Face at Home
If you’re experiencing excess facial fat, either from weight gain or other factors such as genetics, ageing, and hormonal changes, you don’t need to worry about it too much!
Here is a list of affordable activities that you can try at home that can help you in decreasing your excess facial fat naturally:
1. Reduce Excess Body Fat by Having Cardio Exercise
Cardio exercise will help you in losing body fat. As you lose body fat, you will lose facial fat as well. There are several cardio workouts that you can try at home, such as:
- High-intensity interval training (HIIT) cardio
- Running using treadmill
- Jump rope
- Dancing to music
2. Try Face Exercise
Doing facial exercises or facial yoga can reduce the stress and tensions you experience. Additionally, according to Healthline, trying out face exercise can enhance your facial contour.
Massaging and exercising your muscles, skin, and lymphatic system is part of face yoga. As a result, you can improve your structure by regularly exercising your facial muscles. Furthermore, by practising face yoga, you will improve your facial muscles, neck, and shoulders.
3. Drink Enough Water
Drinking enough water will help your organs function properly, keeping your metabolism in control. According to Healthline, drinking 0.5 litres of water can increase your metabolism by 10 – 30% for about an hour.
As your metabolic rate increases, you will burn more calories and reduce more fat tissues. Furthermore, drinking cold water can give you a more calorie-burning effect as your body will need to heat the temperature up.
4. Get Enough Sleep
Getting enough sleep will help your body repair itself. Improper sleep can disrupt your metabolism and cause hormonal imbalance, resulting in excess fat storage in the facial area.
According to a study, sleep deprivation links to hormones and metabolic processes in the body. Sleep deprivation can have metabolic and cardiovascular implications for an extended time.
5. Reduce Sugar and Salt Intake
Excess sugar and salt consumption can cause weight gain. Sugar can raise your blood sugar level; according to Healthline, having a high blood sugar level for an extended time will generally result in weight gain.
On the other hand, salt contains sodium, which causes your body to retain water. Consuming high sodium foods, such as processed foods, can cause your body to gain liquid weight.
Face Slimming Treatment
What if the results of doing activities claimed to be effective for reducing chubby faces at home are not optimal? It’s perfectly fine because it’s common for people not to notice a significant improvement from doing home treatments.
If you do not see significant progress in reducing excess facial fat with home treatments, you can undoubtedly consider face slimming. Face slimming treatment is available in two forms: surgical and non-surgical.
6. Plastic Surgery
Buccal fat removal is a surgical face slimming procedure that involves removing the buccal fat pad. According to Healthline, a buccal fat pad is a rounded fat pad located within your cheekbones. Buccal fat is present in everyone, but the size varies; the larger the buccal fat pad, the rounder your cheeks will appear.
A plastic surgeon will perform this procedure to reduce the size of your buccal fat pad, resulting in thinner-looking cheeks. This procedure can quickly provide you with a more defined facial appearance and a more robust jawline.
It is, however, a costly procedure that not everyone can afford. As a result, you may want to consider non-surgical treatments to reduce excess facial fat.
7. Non-Surgical Treatment
Although non-surgical treatments are unlikely to provide an immediate solution to your excess facial fat, they use minimally invasive techniques. Furthermore, the procedures are generally less expensive than surgical procedures.
Besides, non-surgical treatments are available in a variety of forms. Each person may require a different treatment plan. As a result, it’s best if you consult with our medical aesthetics doctor to determine the best course of action.
Here is the list of non-surgical facial slimming treatments that we provide:
Botulinum Toxin injections
Many specialists use botulinum Toxin injections to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. However, it’s also possible for patients to decrease their excess facial fat by undergoing this procedure.
According to Healthline, botulinum Toxin slims the face by targeting the masseter muscles at the back of the jaw. The masseter muscles weaken as the injections are administered, making a face appear slimmer and more defined.
At our clinic, we offer a variety of Botulinum Toxin injection brands, including Dysport, Botox, and Xeomin. In general, these three brands will perform similarly, and you can consult our medical aesthetics doctor to determine which one is best for you.
Radiofrequency facial treatment belongs to the skin tightening procedure. Patients with chubby-looking faces may want to undergo this treatment to gradually reduce their facial fat and simultaneously tighten their facial skin.
Furthermore, radio frequency facial treatment effectively reduces sagging skin around the face caused by ageing. Due to a lack of skin elasticity, it is common for older people to have a double chin.
As a result, having this procedure performed can help you reduce the appearance of a double chin, making you appear younger and more attractive.
Venus Legacy is a minimally invasive skin tightening and body contouring treatment. This treatment effectively reduces wrinkles and contours various body parts, including the face.
This procedure also includes the use of patented Multi-Polar Radio Frequency, VariPulse Technology, and Pulsed Electromagnetic Fields (MP). The combination of technologies effectively breaks down stubborn fat tissues and provides patients with a more defined body contour.
When used to treat excess facial fat, this procedure is best suited for people who have a double chin or other types of jowl folds due to ageing. They can tighten their loose skin and achieve a slimmer-looking facial contour by undergoing this procedure.
Facial Thread Lift
Facial Thread Lift is a procedure that involves inserting threads into the facial skin. During the procedure, our medical aesthetics doctor will insert Polydioxanone (PDO), Polylactic acid (PCA), or Polycaprolactone (PCL) threads, depending on your treatment plan.
Typically, patients with excess facial fat from sagging skin will make a suitable candidate to undergo this treatment. The Polydioxanone (PDO) and Polycaprolactone (PCL) threads will pull back the sagging skin into the previous position skin, giving a tighter-looking and youthful facial appearance.
Furthermore, as the Polydioxanone (PDO) and Polycaprolactone (PCL) threads lift the skin, your body will produce more collagen within the facial skin. As a result, you will be able to enjoy your newly lifted and rejuvenated face for a long time.
We provide our patients with several types of Facial Thread Lift that you can choose, including Ultra V Lift and Happy Lift (Revitalizing). Generally, both types of facial threads will deliver similar results. You should consult first to choose which one is best for you.
Alright, now that you have finished reading this article, we hope that you understand excess facial fat comprehensively. We also wish you know what techniques to do as facial fat reduction treatments.
If you wish to reduce your facial fat clinically, you can contact us to get facial slimming procedures. We will gladly welcome you in, and our medical aesthetics clinic doctors will also be happy to guide you through the treatment.
Wait no more and get your slimmer-looking facial contour by booking your consultation with Dr Dylan Chau today!