“A BMI higher by four points was found to result in a younger appearance of between two to four years in women over 40 years old,” the Telegraph quoted Guyuron as saying.
“The more fat that is preserved in the face, particularly the cheeks, the more you will preserve the facial proportions of youth,” said Rajiv Grover, Consultant Plastic Surgeon and Secretary of the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. “Excessive dieting will give a woman a gaunt appearance by leading to volume loss in the midface (cheeks).
“This volume loss can be compounded by yo-yo dieting, where not only do you create volume loss, but also stretching of the facial supporting ligaments due to repeated facial volume gain and volume loss, which causes deeper nose to mouth lines and jowls,” he added.
Other factors that had an effect on ageing were divorce, smoking, drinking and sunbathing.