When diet and exercise do not work to get rid of facial fat, there are treatments that are effective to give your face a more contoured look.
Causes of Facial Fat
Face fat is generally most visible in the jowls, cheeks and under the chin. Weight gain is typically the cause of facial fat, and your diet plays a critical role. People who eat food with saturated fat and transfats tend to gain weight overall, and the face is no exception. Lack of an adequate amount of exercise can also lead to weight gain and fat deposits in the face. Your overall bone structure and facial muscles may also contribute to the look of a fat face.
Your body’s natural metabolism can be the culprit, along with underlying medical conditions and medication that can also cause a fat face. A “moon face” is often a side effect of steroid treatment, and it may be symptomatic of Cushing’s disease when you are exposed to excess cortisol. A rise in estrogen levels may cause the body to store more fat than it really needs.