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Why is the Shape of My Face Changing as I Age? Tysons, VA
Face of a joyful mature youngish-looking woman.

As you age, the shape of your face will change to some degree. The impact of this change is different for each individual, depending on varying contributing factors. In some cases, rapid aging can have a huge impact on facial balance and symmetry.

Bone Deterioration

Most people are not aware of how much bone deterioration occurs as we age. Joint conditions result in obvious symptoms. However, bones in areas such as the face are largely ignored. As density decreases, every facial feature will change over time. You may notice that eye sockets become deeper and cheeks lose support. These changes can have a considerable impact on your looks.

Flexing Muscles

Flexing your muscles does not always bear positive long-lasting results. This is especially true when discussing facial expressions. All those lines on your face are likely the result of times both good and bad. The repeated use of facial muscles forms wrinkles, frown lines and crow’s feet. As muscle mass decreases with age, facial skin may also begin to sag.

Fat Distribution

The fat distribution in the face is pretty even during our formative years. Unfortunately, as we age, fat can shift and cause sagging and other issues. You may develop drooping jowls, a double chin, skin folds and areas that appear sunken due to the reduction in fat cells. Fullness in the face relies on fat and other structures that naturally deteriorate over time.

Connective Tissue

Collagen, elastin and glycosaminoglycans (GAGs) are the main components of connective tissues in the face. In a young, healthy person, these connective tissues keep the skin smooth and appearing hydrated. Elasticity is lost as the body struggles to produce proteins and other parts of connective tissues.

Rejuvenated Facial Features

You can rejuvenate your facial features with the right cosmetic treatments at Maia Plastic Surgery. We offer non-surgical options, minimally invasive plastic surgery and long-lasting surgical solutions. Call our DC offices today if you would like a beauty consultation. Change how you see yourself in the mirror for the better today.

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