After Losing Weight, Do You Look Older or Younger? 40 Plus Years Old Folks!

on 9/16/11 8:36 am - Panama City, FL
I am 53 years old, so I am concerned that when I lose all this weight, that my face is going to look like an OLD lady!

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.
 VBG Surgery 4/17/1989 - Revision TO RNY 8/22/2011 - 4 Days Prior To Surgery WT: 309.5

on 9/16/11 8:46 am - Smithsburg, MD
I am almost 40, many people tell me that I look much younger. I was at Wal Mart with my 18 year old son the other night and we ran into his old football coach from high school. The coach thought I was his girlfriend. I know I have lost almost 100 lbs and shaved a few years off my body, but really, my 18 year old's girlfriend. My son was horrified and I had to laugh. I don't have wrinkles, guess I am one of the lucky ones that I have never really showed my age, at least not yet.
 Highest Weight - 220/ Date of Surgery - 194/ Goal Weight - 125 CW 122  2nd Goal - 115
on 9/16/11 8:46 am - San Jose, CA
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I'm 51 and look and feel 10 years younger. The feeling is the most important part. Just having all the energy and being able to do so much I think helps me look younger because I feel so much better.
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on 9/16/11 9:03 am
 i am 45 soon to be 46 next week and started right around the the same weight as you and have lost over 85 lbs...  lots of people tell me i look 10 years younger.  see my pics and you be the judge.   my only complaint i see now happening is my neck.  my husband says its all in my head but i know he's just not wanting me to focus on that... don't get me wrong though... it not a turkey neck... but i do see some ripple's starting...LOL

good luck on your journey it will be amazing how you feel !

xoxo Maria
on 9/16/11 9:51 am
Maria, I turned 47 a few months ago and like you don't have a turkey neck but see jawls that I don't like.

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on 9/16/11 8:59 am - FL
I am only 39 but my weight loss has brought out some wrinkles. I don't even care.... I can prop my foot up on the opposite knee to put on my shoes!!
Don 1962
on 9/16/11 9:01 am

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.

Never, and I mean NEVER, trust a fart!! 

on 9/16/11 9:06 am - Panama City, FL
Um, NO, shaving my face does not apply to me! lol

Yeah, I'm worried I'm going to be getting some senior discounts too! lol

 VBG Surgery 4/17/1989 - Revision TO RNY 8/22/2011 - 4 Days Prior To Surgery WT: 309.5

on 9/16/11 9:40 am
Many people find that after they lose weight their face looks drawn and older.  After a while things begin to redistribute and you will look much better.
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 115.

on 9/16/11 1:17 pm - Grand Prairie, TX
I think you are so pretty, but can I getcha to smile, dammit? LOL! (((HUGZ)))

Keeping track of my progress without a scale...Starting size: 28-Current size: 6-Goal size: 14

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