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Old 02-26-2008, 12:31 AM   #1
 
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I have still not gotten a face lift but instead I have been doing for yearsss a set of facial exercises that for me seems to get better results in SOME ways than what I see a face lift do. I wanted to share this with you.

Ok so, first off, a face lift makes the face tight by pulling the skin tight in a sideways (more or less) manner. So while gravity has pulled the skin down, surgeons do a sideways pull. So while fat loss in someone's face has occurred with age deflating the volume and projection the skin, surgeons pull sideways.

Well now think about it, just how you can tone up your body and flabby parts can be whipped into shape, so can your face to some degree. Our face has a LOT of muscles which connect to our skin and help prop it up to a large degree. Also these muscles can get bigger just as muscles on the rest of our body can. Because of this, I decided to do "facial exercises" and to my surprise, I got even BETTER results than I would have expected.

All I use as a tool is this mouth guard thing I got from Rite Aid to use to prop my mouth slightly open (4 or 5mm) and give it leverage; the mouth guard is slightly flexible so it doesn't injure your teeth. These exercises don't take more than approximately 5 minutes all together. I do about 4 sets of about a minute each. I put in my mouth guard and bite down very hard which builds my mandible (jaw) muscle. This bulges your jaw line outward giving your jaw line projection and jaw-neck definition while pulling your skin a bit tighter in the area as it has more volume. You can stay clamped down for a while and then also alternate between biting and not, much like you would do any muscle exercises; think of how sometimes you hold a position or a weight and other times you might move it. At the same time I do this, I smile as huge as I can using every cheek muscle I can. When doing this and holding the position, you should definitely feel the muscles in your face working and even get sore, JUST LIKE when you work out your body muscles. Once again, this makes these muscles bigger and this increase in volume shows as the skin is more filled out in a NON pulled way! It increases volume and projection instead of a non natural pull. ALSO the muscles being exercises get propped up and they are attached to the skin on your face so it gets propped up too; this is very organic as it firms and lifts.

While this all may seem too good to be true, sometimes our own body offers better results than what surgery can do. If you can tone and exercise your body, of course you can do it for your face. And I'm telling you, it works great for me. Does anyone else do this too?


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This sounds like a good idea! You got nothing to lose except your time right? I think in my case I may be past the point of no return though and do need some kind of surgical tightening I have no jawline at all. My head and neck look like they are the same body part it's not the most pleasant thing to have on the bright side I guess there's always worse. I bet these facial exercises help a lot more if you start them when you're young. I think once your body gets past a certain point without doing any maintenance facial exercises/botox/or whatever it does unfortunately need a cut and pull. but I'll definitely try this too maybe it will help with maintaining my results from surgery?

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hey pretty thing,

this sounds like it might actually work!! now i already have a very defined jawline so i wouldn't want to make that bigger. do you have any recommendations of how to do this in a way that wouldn't effect my jaw muscles? trust me the last thing i need is a bigger jaw

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Hey there. I would agree that if your past the point of no return, it probably is not gonna work as well as someone who has started this when they were young. However, even right after I do the exercise I notice results. Much the same as when you go to the gym and look big right away because the muscles are swollen and thus everything gets firmed up "immediately."

As for the jaw issue, if you don't want a bigger jaw, then just don't really bite down on the mouth guard. I would still suggest to do some bites as even if your jawline is great, make sure it stays that way!

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If only you could have told me this when I was 20 it might have saved me some money when I was 40! :P

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I read this post last week and started doing the facial exercises last week biting down on my mouth guard partly to ease pressure on my teeth as i lift heavy weights. I actually notice my jaw is already looking more defined probably mostly because muscles get swollen right after u lift just like if u do push up right before u hit the pool (which I do). Anyway my jaw is a bit sore though...

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Hey, thanks, these exercises are really doing great for me.
I started doing these exercises just a week ago and I can see the changes
My jaw lines look more defined now.
Thank you very much.

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Your Post really seems to me very useful,I also use to Prefer Exercise rather than this Surgery and all thank's for sharing such a useful Post with us.

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I have still not gotten a face lift but instead I have been doing for yearsss a set of facial exercises that for me seems to get better results in SOME ways than what I see a face lift do. I wanted to share this with you.

Ok so, first off, a face lift makes the face tight by pulling the skin tight in a sideways (more or less) manner. So while gravity has pulled the skin down, surgeons do a sideways pull. So while fat loss in someone's face has occurred with age deflating the volume and projection the skin, surgeons pull sideways.

Well now think about it, just how you can tone up your body and flabby parts can be whipped into shape, so can your face to some degree. Our face has a LOT of muscles which connect to our skin and help prop it up to a large degree. Also these muscles can get bigger just as muscles on the rest of our body can. Because of this, I decided to do "facial exercises" and to my surprise, I got even BETTER results than I would have expected.

All I use as a tool is this mouth guard thing I got from Rite Aid to use to prop my mouth slightly open (4 or 5mm) and give it leverage; the mouth guard is slightly flexible so it doesn't injure your teeth. These exercises don't take more than approximately 5 minutes all together. I do about 4 sets of about a minute each. I put in my mouth guard and bite down very hard which builds my mandible (jaw) muscle. This bulges your jaw line outward giving your jaw line projection and jaw-neck definition while pulling your skin a bit tighter in the area as it has more volume. You can stay clamped down for a while and then also alternate between biting and not, much like you would do any muscle exercises; think of how sometimes you hold a position or a weight and other times you might move it. At the same time I do this, I smile as huge as I can using every cheek muscle I can. When doing this and holding the position, you should definitely feel the muscles in your face working and even get sore, JUST LIKE when you work out your body muscles. Once again, this makes these muscles bigger and this increase in volume shows as the skin is more filled out in a NON pulled way! It increases volume and projection instead of a non natural pull. ALSO the muscles being exercises get propped up and they are attached to the skin on your face so it gets propped up too; this is very organic as it firms and lifts.

While this all may seem too good to be true, sometimes our own body offers better results than what surgery can do. If you can tone and exercise your body, of course you can do it for your face. And I'm telling you, it works great for me. Does anyone else do this too?

Hello prettything your article is very useful for Facial.I agree and satisfied with you.Nice tips. Thanks for sharing.

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