Joseph T Cruise, MD was recently published in Fatherly in an article called “Why is My Face Getting So Fat?” If you’re experiencing what Joseph T Cruise, MD calls “moon face” with excess jowls and stubborn fat in the face, your body might be soon to follow! Fortunately, there are some things you can do to reduce this facial weight gain.

Limit sugar and salt

We all know that eating junk food can lead to unwanted weight gain, even in the face. Eating too much salt especially can cause your body to retain water, resulting in a bloated face. Sugar and processed foods have the same effect! Adjusting your diet by limiting your sugar and salt intake and adding more lean meats and leafy greens can help you lose weight and slim your face. Consider adding foods such as almonds, spinach, and salmon to your diet.

Drink plenty of water

Drinking plenty of water throughout the day can reduce facial bloating by flushing toxins out of your body. Along with increasing your overall health, staying hydrated is great for your hair and skin health as well. 64 ounces of water a day is recommended to stay properly hydrated.

Establish a workout routine

Exercising can increase your metabolism, resulting in better overall health and weight loss. Establishing a consistent routine will help you stay on track and meet your goals. This might mean walking for 30 minutes a day, or a more intense workout a few times a week. Any exercise can help you lose fat from areas of your body and face.

Consider liposuction

When a healthy diet and consistent exercise fail to give you the results you want, you might be suffering from stubborn fat. Stubborn fat often shows up as you age and can be frustrating to get rid of. If this is the case, you might consider liposuction or another facial procedure to slim and lift the face. Liposuction is effective at reducing stubborn fat under the chin, reducing the appearance of a double chin and defining your jawline for a more youthful look.

To learn more about what might be causing your facial weight gain and how you can treat it, contact our office today! We can schedule your consultation with Joseph T Cruise, MD to discuss your options.