After Losing Weight, Do You Look Older or Younger? 40 Plus Years Old Folks!
People are always telling me I don't look 53 and I know it has to be because my fat face has filled out my wrinkles.
So, those who have lost a lot of weight and say you are about 40 or older, does your face have a LOT more wrinkles than it did when it was "chubby"?
PS Yes, I'll still be happy to lose this weight, just want to know what to expect.
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I may feel younger after loosing 160 pounds and keeping it off for three years but to answer your question I have managed to get a couple of "senior" discounts and I'm still shy of 50. Not that this applies to you, at least I hope it doesn't, shaving became an interesting experience till I got used to the excess skin and having cheek bones.
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on 9/16/11 4:40 pm
For me, after my first WLS I didn't look very good afterwards but after I regained some weight I thought I looked a lot better. Then about 4 years ago I feel like I really started looking my age. This was right around the time I got sick and it really went downhill from there. I had deep bags under my eyes and just didn't look healthy. So now I think I look better but I know that once I regain a bit of weight and things redistribute I may look a little better.
Here are some pictures to get an idea. The first one was after my first WLS and I really didn't look very good. The second one was about 4 years ago. I think I looked a lot healthier. The third one is a month before my revision and the last one was a few weeks ago. I still have the bags and my face looks a little drawn but hopefully that will get better.
BTW I am 53. I was 44 when I had my first WLS.
WLS 10/28/2002 Revision 7/23/2010
High Weight (2002) 240 Revision Weight (2010) 220 Current Weight 110.
Most people I see that have had WLS look younger.
Proximal RNY Lap - 02/21/05
9 years committed ~ 100% EWL and Maintaining
Naked, I look 15yrs older with all this skin and wrinkles hanging around.
I'm 62. I do see a few more wrinkles but not as many as I thought I would on my face.
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on 9/16/11 5:50 pm
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I'm 45 and have been lucky enough to age pretty well. Most people seem genuinely surprised when they learn my age. I have notice a couple of extra wrinkles since losing however and I am looking a tad bit drawn I think. My DH says no but he is a man, what do they know? LOL
And my neck. I don't think it is a turkey neck, per se, but there is extra skin there. From my double chins. But I would rather have the skin than the double chins. I am hoping that I will see some redistribution on my face and maybe (please please) some absorption of some of my neck skin.