Excess fat in the face, especially around the eyes, jaw and neck can cause common problems like bulges, lack of definition and a double chin, which can cause you to look older than you actually are. If you are seeing too much facial fat in a certain area, you may need a combination of procedures that can help improve your problem areas.
Is facial fat making you look older? Too much facial fat can cause:
1. Under-Eye Bags
Larger fat pockets make bulging under-eyes prominent
An abundance of fat can negatively affect the area under the eyes. This is not usually related to weight but since an increase of fat under the eyes can cause the fat pockets to bulge, they can appear more prominent.
2. A Soft Jawline
Increased fat causes a saggy appearance in the jowls
Excess fat around the jowls can cause them to appear soft, like they are hanging over the jawline.
3. A Double Chin
Excess fat leads to loss of definition
The area under the chin is an area where superficial fat) the layer of fat under the skin) tends to accumulate excessively, giving way to a double chin. Fat under the chin may be hereditary. Some patients even notice a double chin early in life.
4. A Turkey Neck
Fat deposits result in an undefined facial contour.
With age, an increase of fat in the neck is actually quite common. When there is too much fat in the neck, it’s normal to see too much fat in the chin also.