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Sunken left cheek

Answered on June 05, 2015
Created January 13, 2012 at 2:57 AM

I've been on the paleo diet for a few months. I used to eat a lot of sugar and have stopped that completely. I've seen good results. I no longer get headaches. I sleep better. I've lost a little weight, but nothing dramatic (I wasn't that fat before the diet). And I get far fewer pimples. My skin looks better.

I have one complaint. And I'm not blaming the paleo diet, But my left cheek has become a bit sunken recently. I'm 40 and male.

Anyone else have experience with this? Is this just part of aging?

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on January 13, 2012
at 02:16 PM

I keep envisioning a butt cheek... :)

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on January 13, 2012
at 05:22 AM

It's the former. Yeah, I was thinking that too. Thanks.

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on January 13, 2012
at 03:35 AM

The only thing I can think of is missing teeth on that side that accentuate the Paleo slimness of your cheek.

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on January 13, 2012
at 03:13 AM

Photos might help.

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on January 13, 2012
at 03:05 AM

I'm sorry, I'm not sure what you mean by a sunken cheek. Do you mean the hollow of your cheek under your cheekbone? Or a sagging of the soft cheek tissue sinking over your lower jaw (jowel effect) or what, exactly?

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on January 13, 2012
at 03:42 AM

If it is sunken as in hollow looking, I would say that's as a result of fat loss paired with anti-inflammation.

If it's a sagging cheek, go to the doctor. Could be Bell's palsy or even a stroke.

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on January 13, 2012
at 05:22 AM

It's the former. Yeah, I was thinking that too. Thanks.

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on June 05, 2015
at 05:23 AM

I could be water. It’s pretty well established that low-carbohydrate diets (when transitioning from a “normal” diet) tend to result in significant water loss in the first few days.

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