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The competition where winning is easier than losing is that of the body weight. Gaining a few, or maybe even a hundred pounds seems easy for most of us, but how about losing weight? For most people, losing weight is a sensitive topic. It’s the “we know about it, but we don’t want to talk about it” kind of passive-aggressive silence. 

Usually, the hardest part of the body transformation journey is the beginning, so we’ve compiled an inspiring list with 128 photos of face fat loss before and after, highlighting how a person changes to a healthy lifestyle. From saying goodbye to double chins to bringing back that spark of confidence to the eyes, these people in their before and after photos are reaping the benefits of their hard work. 

Although having fat helps our face look younger, it's not necessarily the case for a beautiful face. Hopefully, these 128 extreme weight loss face changes will inspire you.

If so many people could do it, you can do it, too!

#1

Lost 110 Lbs In 7 Years. Worst Shape To Best Shape

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What Motivates People to Lose Weight?

Shedding just 5% of your body weight, as advised by the CDC (Center for Disease Control and Prevention), can decrease your risk for chronic diseases and lead to better overall health. However, we went beyond one factor and listed 10 main reasons why people try to lose weight according to a study by Obesity Reviews.

  • 71.4% of people want to look better
  • 35.3% of people opt for better health and less diseases
  • 95% of people in the study want to have a better wellbeing 
  • 84.6% of people want to stay fit and gain the ability to train more
  • 73.9% of people opt for higher self-esteem with a fit body
  • 40% of people were advised by a professional to lose weight 
  • 46.2% of people start weight loss to satisfy their partner
  • 37.8% of people opt for a better social life with no bullying
  • 32.3% of people state that a fit body checks on professional requirements
  • 27.8% of people go through weight loss due to the insistence of their families

After all, it is a losing battle (pun intended), so a good motif surely helps! Moreover, it’s well known that shedding excess pounds has many health benefits and can dramatically improve your health and mood. Still, it also requires tremendous willpower to stick to your weight loss transformation goals.

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Weight Loss Does Wonders. 70 Lbs Down And So Much Happier And Healthier

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Monica
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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

You are beautiful and cute. Wonderful! You look better, altough you look pretty in any way.

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#4

Lost 82 Lbs In 4 Years. Been Obese Since I Can Remember

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Wezbie
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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

So while this person has gone through an incredible transformation which undoubtedly took a lot of effort, the comments are about her make-up... wtf is wrong with foundation? Way to to search negatives in everything!

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Weight Loss Before and After Face Changes 

Every face before and after weight loss journey can significantly change due to the reduction of overall body fat. When the face goes through massive change due to weight loss, the transformation is widely known to lead to an Ozempic face. As you shed pounds, the fat stored in facial areas decreases, revealing more defined facial traits. Genetics also influence how fat is distributed, impacting facial appearance.  

So, what happens to our faces while we’re losing weight?

Fat redistribution

As you lose weight, your body redistributes fat, impacting facial contours, leading to a better sculpted and symmetric face. 

Muscle tone

Weight loss often involves increased physical activity, enhancing facial muscle tone.

Self-esteem

A successful weight loss journey boosts self-esteem, reflecting a more vibrant and attractive facial expression.

Skin tightness

Gradual weight loss and a healthy lifestyle support skin elasticity, minimizing the risk of sagging skin and a youthful appearance.

Water retention

Healthy eating can reduce water retention, contributing to a more defined facial appearance.

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Health benefits

A well-thought-out weight loss journey through a nutritious diet and regular exercise positively affects various body functions, boosting overall health and vitality and reflecting the glow-up in facial changes.

Three main factors impact our face fat loss transformation—age, the amount of weight loss, and the speed of losing weight. 

Our skin produces less collagen as we age, making it less firm and elastic. If your skin has been stretched due to excess fat over time, it may struggle to regain shape after weight loss, especially as you age. 

The amount of weight you lose impacts your skin. Your skin may have a less obvious impact if it’s a small amount, like 20 pounds. However, losing a significant amount, say 100 pounds, increases the likelihood of loose skin.

Rapid loss doesn't give your skin enough time to adjust. Rapid weight loss might lead to saggy skin and a longer recovery period to look back to normal. If you’re older or the weight loss is substantial, your skin may need additional treatment to look beautiful again.

#6

Lost 120 Lbs Naturally

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#7

Had to Take a New Passport Photo After Losing 105 Lbs in a Little Over a Year

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Lana
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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Which country is that? In my country, you cannot smile on passport photos.

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#8

165 Lbs In 18 Months. I Lost Half My Total Weight. I'm Finally In Size Medium!

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Nadine Ducca
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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

She looks great! It's incredible how much younger these people look after losing weight.

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#9

Face Before and After Weight Loss Progress With 55 Pounds Less

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Revitalize your facial structure with these simple tips: 

  • Hydrate your skin using products like hyaluronic acid and a quality moisturizer.
  • Boost collagen and cell production with ingredients like retinol and peptides. 
  • Explore non-permanent options like facial fillers mimicking hyaluronic acid.
  • Massage your face and apply facial exercises to help with skin elasticity.
  • Sleep enough hours to help your body regain energy.
  • Eat a balanced diet for glowing skin throughout the weight loss journey. Fitelo suggests reducing sugar, opting for a calorie deficit, and limiting salt.

Individual experiences vary based on genetics, age, and weight loss distribution. If your goal is getting into a healthy lifestyle with a gradual weight loss transformation, opt for a holistic approach—balanced diet, regular exercise, and hydration.

#10

320 Lbs Down To 120 Lbs. Feels Great To Be Free

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#11

I Lost 46 Lbs, I Used To Be Called Fat And Ugly, But Now I Model. Never Lose Motivation!

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#12

I Changed Completely Into a Healthy and Happy Life

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Erika Daniel
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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

What a wonderful success story! So proud of you! You could definitely be a model, beautiful inside & out

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#14

Lost 130 Lbs. Almost 4.5 Years Of Work

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#17

140 Lbs Down. I Feel Like A Teenager Again With All This Energy

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#18

Lost 95 Lbs In 18 Months. Food Addict To Fitness Addict After Being Diagnosed With Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

You look really pretty in both the pics , but you definitely look more fit and healthy in the second one !

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#19

Lost 175 Lbs In 2.5 Years. After Seriously Hard Work, I'm Literally Half The Size Of When I Started

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#20

Achievement Unlocked. Goal Weight Reached. From 230 Lbs To 140 Lbs

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#24

Lost 300 Lbs In Just 18 Months

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#25

Lost 100 Lbs, And This Happened To My Face

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#26

Couple's Weight Loss Transformation Journey

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#29

110 Lbs Down In 10 Months. Work In Progress

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Oilibhia Muirchú
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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The shape of your face now is stunning! You look so mischievous and full of life!

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#30

20 Lbs Difference

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Nadine Ducca
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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Wow! O_O You went from middle-aged housewife to spunky grad student.

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#31

Lost 140 Lbs In 13 Months And Counting

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Maike
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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

and gained a nice haircut and a smile that comes from your eyes. I hope you are proud of yourself

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#32

I'm 49 Weeks Post Gastric Bypass Surgery. I Have Lost 160 Lbs So Far!

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Amanda Harker
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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I considered surgery but got too scared. You're a brave woman and I'm so glad it's worked for you.

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#33

177 Kg Lost Between Us Both And We Still Ain't Done Yet

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#34

Twin Weight Loss Transformation: -65 Lbs (Left) And -78 Lbs (Right)

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#36

Formerly Super Morbidly Obese, Today I Am No Longer Categorized As Obese!

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#37

What Losing 60 Kg Did To My Face

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#38

Down 120 Lbs

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Aunt Messy
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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The Meat Loaf vibe was pretty cool. I think this is someone who has fun no matter what else is going on.

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#39

4 Months Ago I Hit My Original Goal And Had To Set More! Now I'm Hooked And I Think I Can Finally Notice A Difference

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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Both pictures are beautiful, but I'm glad you are feeling happy and healthy.

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#40

Lost 118 Lbs. This Is My Little Face Progress. I Look Like Two Completely Different People

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#41

-134 Lbs In 10 Months. Finally Decided To Share My Before & After Pictures

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#42

I Lost 79 Lbs. Weight Loss Progress Took 5 Years But It Was All Worth It. Almost At My Goal

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#43

Lost 206 Lbs In 5 Years. Got New Photos Made At Work This Week, Here Is My Work-Photo-Progress

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#44

Keep Going, Make Small Changes Day By Day

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#45

Lost 90 Lbs (<1 Year Of Active Weight Loss) I Feel Like I'm Evolving. 30 More Until My Goal!

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#46

I've Been Hiding Behind Facial Hair For A Long Time And Decided To Shave Last Night

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#48

Lost 189 Lbs. I've Hit My Goal After 3 Years. Down From A 5XL To A Loose XL. Couldn't Be Happier

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#49

Lost 85.4 Lbs In 7 Months. Face Weight Loss Progress

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#50

Lost 15 Kg In 2 Years. Face Progress

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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

You are classically handsome. You also looked like you stepped out of an F.Scott Fitzgerald novel.

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#51

In 10 Months I Lost 60 Kgs. And Now I've Been Maintaining For A Year

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#52

From 300 Lbs To 140 Lbs In 15 Months

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Tonia Lorenz
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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

You look so happy in both photos - but your face is totally a new shape! Good for you!

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#53

Weight Loss Face Change in Less Than 2 Years

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#54

I Think I May Be "One Of Those People" Who Is Actually Losing Weight

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#55

-122 Lbs. Two Years Of Keeping My New Years Resolution

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#56

Lost 190 Lbs In 1.5 Years. Happy With How Far I've Come, But Not Done Yet

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#57

333 Lbs To 241 Lbs - 1 Year Face Progress Photo

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#59

221 Pounds Lost! Same Weight With Great Muscle Mass and Less Body Fat

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#60

Lost 96 Lbs In 18 Months. Face Change

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#61

-123 Lbs Over 2.5 Years. Who Knew I Actually Had A Face Underneath It All?

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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

You look so much brighter! As in happy. I'm sure you're bright.

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#63

I've Lost Over 120 Lbs So Far On My Weightloss Journey

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#64

-125 Lbs. This Is A Reminder Of How Far I've Come! Finishing Up One Year Maintenance

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#65

Winner Of The Show ‘The Biggest Loser’ Weighed 154 Kg When He Started And By The End Had Lost An Amazing 71 Kg

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#66

My Sister Before And After Losing Over 168 Lbs In 11 Months

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#67

50 Pounds Down In 6.5 Months

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#70

-160 Lbs. A Lot Of Ups And Downs, But It's Nice To See You Again, Swimsuit

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6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The picture on the right looks like that celebrity that I can't quite ever remember the name of but when you see her your like "Oh I really like her! She's a great actor!"

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#72

In Six Months Time, I Have Gone From 180 (+) Lbs To Around 142 Lbs. I Feel Like I Have My Life Back

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#73

-165 Lbs. I Get Surprised When I See The Changes In My Face. 2.5 Years Between These 2 Pictures

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#76

This Girl Was An Alcoholic, But Managed To Lose 165 Lbs After Quitting Alcohol

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#77

Lost 410.8 Lbs In 36 Months. Mission: Accomplished

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#78

Lost 53 Lbs In A Year And 3 Months. Face Progress - I Have A Jawline Now!

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#79

I Lost 185 Lbs. Focus Switch From Losing It To Getting Fit

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#80

Lost 140 Pounds. Going To Marine Corps Boot Camp In January!

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#82

Picture Day At Work (100 Lbs Difference!)

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Hafizullah Khan
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4 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Wow. Look like a totally different person. Keep up the good work.

#83

Lost 65 Lbs. This Is My Face Progress (Hey, Cheek Bones!)

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#85

I Am Now 1/4th Less Of A Man I Used To Be

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