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
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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 9 years committed ~  100% EWL and Maintaining


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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