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    Cheeks lost volume

    How to describe when babies cheeks get thinned down; do you say "cheeks got lost flash" or something else?

    Thank you

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    Re: Cheeks lost volume

    "She's losing her baby fat."
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: Cheeks lost volume

    Thank you Barb. So it should be "her cheeks have lost fat", as not mentioning cheeks at the beginning of the conversation would require a lot of clarifications? And I don't know how fat sounds exactly to natives' ears but to me a little .... I have say I don't like the expression. Are there other ways to say this?

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    Re: Cheeks lost volume

    Quote Originally Posted by Joea View Post
    So it should be "her cheeks have lost fat".
    No. 'Her cheeks aren't as chubby as they used to be'.

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    Re: Cheeks lost volume

    Thank you. I like it, although I can't be sure if I could remember this.

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