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What is Ozempic Face and How To Deal With It!

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What is Ozempic Face and How To Deal With It!

The aesthetic effects of semaglutide-assisted weight loss go beyond just shedding pounds. Rapid weight loss can lead to changes in the body's composition, including skin elasticity, muscle tone, and body proportions. These changes can significantly impact an individual's facial appearance and self-image.

What Is Ozempic Face?

When significant weight loss occurs, especially at a rapid pace using medications like Ozempic, Mounjaro, and Vegovy, the skin may struggle to adapt to the reduced body mass, leading to loose or sagging skin. This can affect the contours and firmness of the body, causing individuals to be dissatisfied with their physical appearance despite the weight loss. Moreover, the loss of facial fat may result in changes in premature facial aging. The reduction in facial volume, followed by the laxity of the deep tissue of the face and neck, can contribute to an aged or gaunt look.

Some individuals undergoing semaglutide-assisted weight loss may experience adverse aesthetic outcomes in their faces and body. There are potential solutions to address these changes and to enhance the overall aesthetic outcome. These may include incorporating targeted strength training exercises to improve muscle tone and firmness of the arms and legs. However, there is no exercise to improve the deflated face and lax neck. Seeing visible changes in the face after weight loss is a common occurrence. These changes in facial appearance can significantly impact one's self-esteem and confidence, especially after achieving a major weight loss milestone. While weight loss is an incredible achievement, dealing with excess skin or facial changes can be a new challenge that individuals may face on their journey to a healthier lifestyle.

What can we do about it?

Fortunately, various restorative procedures can help address these concerns and renew individuals' confidence. For younger individuals in their 20s and 30s, non-invasive treatments like dermal fillers, Botox, and laser resurfacing can help with volume loss or tighten and rejuvenate the skin, bringing harmony to the facial features and restoring a more youthful appearance. For older individuals, non-surgical treatment will not produce the same results. They require a more comprehensive facial rejuvenation treatment.

Dr. Sadati, a board-certified facial plastic surgeon with 20 years of experience in facial rejuvenation, doesn't recommend non-surgical treatments for older individuals who undergo rapid weight loss. Overusing dermal fillers like Juvederm and Restylane may result in an overfilled face, known as a pillow face. Thread lifts are a waste of money; their results last a few months. Treatment like RF microneedling or Ultherapy may further diminish the subdermal fat, worsening the situation. Dr. Sadati recommends a comprehensive facial rejuvenation for individuals past their 40s who have experienced significant weight loss. These treatments include facial fat grafting to restore the facial volume and a deep plane face and neck lift to address the laxity of deep tissue in the face and neck. These procedures can help restore a more youthful and rejuvenated appearance, addressing the aesthetic concerns that may arise from rapid weight loss. Suppose you are considering addressing these changes to your facial appearance. In that case, it is essential to consult with a qualified facial plastic surgeon like Dr. Sadati to discuss the best options for your individual needs.

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