With the increasing popularity of Semaglutide (Ozempic®, Rybelsus®, and Wegovy®), many people are starting to realize the benefits of rapid weight loss. These include improved resistance to a host of serious disorders and diseases, increased energy, improved range of motion, and enhanced natural dimensions and contours. However, when weight is lost quickly, excess skin can impede movement and aesthetics, leaving you instead with a fit frame obscured by loose and sagging tissue.
Loose skin after rapid weight loss has long been a concern of patients undergoing gastric bypass surgery, though this is a relatively small portion of the population. With so many people exploring the benefits of semaglutide, however, the number of people experiencing skin laxity after significant weight loss has increased exponentially.
A well-known side effect of semaglutide is the development of jowls and sagging skin around the cheeks. Dubbed “Ozempic Face,” this issue is so common it has become a punchline. However, while laughter is medicine, skin laxity after weight loss isn’t all that funny, particularly when you’re the one dealing with it.
Fortunately, several surgical and non-surgical treatments can address Ozempic Face, including:
Each of these treatments is designed to address different issues. The best way to learn which will restore optimal contours to your facial profile is through a one-on-one consultation with Dr. Levi Young.
Body Treatments, Too
Loose skin after weight loss is not confined to the face. Lift and tuck procedures are ideal for toning other areas of the body as well. This may include:
As with facial treatments, a consultation with Dr. Young is the best way to learn which procedures will help you reach your goals.
Will Skin Shrink on its Own?
Following swift weight loss, the skin may, eventually, shrink to conform to the body’s new contours. This depends on your age, genetics, lifestyle choices, and other factors specific to you. During your initial consultation, Dr. Young will carefully assess your frame, pay close attention to your problem areas, and help you determine if a procedure or simply waiting is the best option for you.
Please call Advanced Cosmetic Surgery at 913-341-2188 to schedule your consultation today. Dr. Young is a board-certified plastic surgeon serving Kansas City and all nearby communities.