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General Category => Testosterone, Hormones and General Men's Health => Topic started by: Centaur on July 17, 2012, 08:12:51 pm

Title: Fat Loss Makes you Older?
Post by: Centaur on July 17, 2012, 08:12:51 pm
So I have lost 15lbs over the last few months. My body is looking better than it has in a while. But my face.. ungh....I'm looking older.
Does lowering body fat make your face older? I seem to have more pronounced lines on my forehead and that line that runs from the nose to the side of your mouth seems more pronounced. I'm assuming that with less body fat, the skin starts to sag a bit more? as if body fat stretches out the lines?
I've always surprised people by how much younger than my age I look... not anymore.

Yes, I am a bit vain.. sue me.
Whats a good way to undo the damage?
Title: Re: Fat Loss Makes you Older?
Post by: PeakT on July 17, 2012, 09:53:46 pm
This is very true.  We lose fat in our face as we age and this is part of what contributes to looking older.  So one of the few good things one can say about being overweight it that it compensates for this lack of volume in our face due to aging. 

Now, in the ol' bod, we can compensate for this effect (and skin sag) by putting on muscle mass and "tightening everything up".  But there is no real way to do that on your face.

So is there an answer?  Well, there is an easy, relatively inexpensive answer that most guys don't want to hear:  filler.  Many guys think this is "feminine" and an affront to all that is manly.  Well, in the case of filler, I think it's a weak argument.  Filler is pretty inexpensive, can actually heal the underlying subcutaneous tissues and has no downtime.  And it can almost instantly take 10+ years off of your face.

So the way I see it is you can be "manly" and "macho" and look like hell if you want, or you can bite the bullet and spend fifteen minutes getting a quick filler done if you need it.  No one needs to know.

And I'll ask this question:  which one is going to get you more action in the bedroom.  If you ask me, anything reasonable that makes you look younger and more attractive to your partner (and improves self-image without spending a fortune) is the "manly" option.

I make these kind of arguments here for those who want more info:
Title: Re: Fat Loss Makes you Older?
Post by: makingsteel on July 18, 2012, 02:42:09 am
Loose weight slowly. A pound a week max.
Title: Re: Fat Loss Makes you Older?
Post by: Centaur on July 19, 2012, 12:03:50 am
Yeah, I'm not at the filler stage just yet. I have no hang-ups about it if and when the time comes, but I hope its at least a  decade off, if I behave.
The otehr suggestions look more appropriate. Gonna give them a try and see if they help.
Title: Re: Fat Loss Makes you Older?
Post by: PeakT on July 19, 2012, 03:28:22 am
I actually haven't done filler myself but that just cuzz I look so good.  ;D

No, I'm kidding.  I don't have any trouble philosophically with it and realize I'm probably in the minority in that regard.  I do use Retin-A religiously and that is good stuff, man:

This is, from what I've seen, the most highly recommended product by dermotologists.  Derms are usually big skeptics, but they will very often praise Retin-A.

Unfortunately, it won't do much for skin sag or "filling in".