Ozempic and Facial Aesthetics

If you are struggling with weight loss through the traditional techniques of diet and exercise and on a significant weight loss journey using Semaglutide (Ozempic),  you may have noticed some unexpected changes. Besides the exciting progress on the scale, there can be clear transformations in your facial volume and structure. But what do these changes mean for your facial aesthetics? Learn more about the impact of your weight loss on your facial appearance.

What is Ozempic?

Ozempic is a medication primarily used to manage type 2 diabetes, but it has gained popularity for its weight loss effects. Formulated with the active ingredient semaglutide, Ozempic is administered through a weekly injection that works by imitating the effects of incretin, a hormone that plays a crucial role in regulating blood sugar. By enhancing insulin production while reducing glucagon secretion after meals, Ozempic helps stabilize glucose levels. Additionally, it delays gastric emptying, which can reduce appetite and support weight loss efforts, making it a multipurpose medication for both blood sugar control and weight management. These properties have made Ozempic an excellent option for those looking to lose weight and pursue a healthier lifestyle.

Ozempic and Facial Changes

Significant weight loss can lead to facial volume loss, which can affect your confidence and appearance. When fat decreases significantly in the face, it can lead to skin laxity, causing a sagging appearance (gaunt). Some people may also notice the emergence of fine lines and wrinkles as a part of the weight loss process.

Addressing Concerns with Plastic Surgery

Plastic surgery can offer effective solutions if you’re feeling self-conscious about these facial changes post-weight loss. Dr. Sarraga’s facial rejuvenation procedures can restore volume and enhance the structure to achieve a more youthful appearance. His expertise in these procedures makes him the go-to plastic surgeon in Aventura, FL. Facelifts, fillers for volume, biostimulators for collagen production, or even fat grafting can effectively address sagging skin and volume loss, making your face appear firmer and more contoured.

Benefits of a Facelift

A facelift offers a comprehensive solution to sagging skin and a heavy neck. A facelift can provide a firmer, more refreshed look by tightening the skin, repositioning the deep facial structures (the deep plane), contouring the neck and removing excess fat. It is an excellent choice for those who have experienced considerable facial volume loss and have sagging skin as a result.

Non-Surgical Alternatives: Fillers and Fat Grafting

If you prefer a non-surgical route, fillers might be your best option. Hyaluronic acid fillers like RHA, Restylane or Juvéderm can restore lost volume and smooth out wrinkles and lines. Other biostimulatory fillers like Radiesse can provide good volume, definition and stimulate new collagen production.  Similarly, fat grafting transfers fat from other areas of your body to your face, providing a more natural way to restore volume.

Schedule a Consultation Today

Dr. Sarraga believes in an individualized approach to ensure that every patient’s needs are addressed effectively. Experience the highest quality of care under his expert guidance at the ARTIS Institute for Plastic Surgery in Aventura, FL. If you’re looking for advice on handling post-weight loss facial changes, contact Dr. Sarraga through our online form and schedule a personal consultation today.



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