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Ozempic Face: What it is and How to Treat it

Ozempic Weight Loss Leaving Your Face Flat?Ozempic Face

Are you considering using Ozempic in Washington, DC for weight loss or type 2 diabetes management? Ozempic, also known as semaglutide, was approved for use in adults with type 2 diabetes in 2017 by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). As defined on the Ozempic website, it is a “once-weekly medicine for adults with type 2 diabetes used to improve blood sugar, along with diet and exercise, and reduce the risk of major cardiovascular events such as heart attack, stroke, or death in adults with type 2 diabetes and known heart disease.”

Although not made specifically for weight loss, studies have shown weight loss can be seen as a result of taking the medication. When a patient experiences weight loss like they do on Ozempic, they may notice changes in their body. In an American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS) survey, 60% of facial plastic surgeons reported seeing an increase in patients with complaints of “Ozempic Face.”

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What is “Ozempic Face?”

Ozempic Face happens when patients experience rapid facial weight loss resulting in facial deflation and a prematurely aged appearance. This is due to your skin not having the time or ability to accommodate for that rapid weight loss. Because of this, patients in DC have turned to corrective procedures to bring youth and fullness back to their faces. It is reported that around 25% of patients opt for corrective surgery and 25-50% of patients opt for injectables to mitigate the problem.

How Plastic Surgeons Approach Ozempic Face

Plastic and cosmetic surgeons have adapted to this demand and offered insights on what they think is best. In total, 15% of facial plastic surgeons surveyed recommend treating this situation exclusively with facial filler, 12% recommend face and neck lifts, and 2% recommend fat grafting. However, it is crucial to remember that each patient’s body is unique, and what works for one person may not yield the same results for another. This is why consulting with an expert is essential in ensuring you receive the best, personalized treatment plan. A skilled plastic surgeon will evaluate your specific needs, facial structure, and desired outcomes to tailor a solution that ensures the most natural and satisfying results. Individualized care is key to achieving optimal aesthetic outcomes and maintaining the health and integrity of your skin.

Bruno|Brown Filler and Facelift Solutions for Ozempic Face DC

At Bruno|Brown Plastic Surgery, we understand the unique challenges posed by Ozempic Face and are dedicated to providing personalized solutions to restore youthfulness to your face. Our experienced team offers a range of treatments, including dermal fillers, facelifts, and fat grafting, tailored to meet the specific needs and unique face structure of each patient. Dermal fillers are an excellent, non-invasive option to quickly add volume and smooth out deflated areas, giving you a fuller appearance without surgery. For those seeking a more dramatic transformation, our facelift procedures reposition and tighten facial tissues to achieve a natural and refreshed look. Whichever service is determined to provide you with the best results, our goal is to help you regain confidence and maintain the health and integrity of your skin. Schedule a consultation today to learn more about combating the effects of Ozempic Face.

Gaining Weight Back After Ozempic

It is important to note that due to the nature of Ozempic, patients may experience weight gain once they stop using the medication. This could interfere with the corrective procedures mentioned above. Patients may feel as though their filler is being pushed out or their surgical results have been distorted. This can be avoided with extreme precision and strategic placement by your doctor at the time of the corrective procedure, but doctors have also recommended making changes in diet and lifestyle to maintain their results as best as possible.

Ozempic and its effects are relatively new to plastic surgeons in Washington, DC. The more patients use it and the longer it stays around, the more doctors will be able to understand and address problems such as Ozempic Face.

Watch Bruno|Brown Plastic Surgery’s Dr. Yalamanchili discuss Ozempic Face and the approaches that plastic surgeons are using to restore fullness to the face, as well as the unique challenges that it presents:

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For more information about how to treat Ozempic Face in Washington, DC, schedule a consultation to speak with a Bruno|Brown plastic surgeon today!

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