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“Ozempic Face” Unmasked: Restoring Facial Volume After Weight Loss

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Key Takeaways:

  • “Ozempic Face” is not accelerated aging but a change in the facial fat pads due to weight loss, leading to a gaunt appearance.
  • Both non-surgical and surgical solutions are available to address the changes and restore facial volume, tailored to individual needs.
  • Expert consultation, like with Dr. Effie Politis, can guide you in choosing the best treatment approach, ensuring you achieve the facial aesthetics you desire.

The Unexpected Face of Weight Loss

When embarking on your weight loss journey, the last thing you might anticipate is how the journey may change the contours and look of your face. This is especially true if you’re using treatments like ozempic, an injectable medication known for its weight loss side effect. However, like many treatments, it comes with its own set of challenges.

Decoding "Ozempic Face"

Recently, Dr. Effie Politis, a leading plastic surgeon in Tampa, FL, addressed the topic of “Ozempic Face” on Instagram, based on an article in the New York Times. It’s an important subject for anyone who is concerned about how weight loss might alter their facial aesthetics.

For starters, what is “Ozempic Face”? In the quest to shed pounds, some people on ozempic (which contains semi-glutide) have noted that their faces begin to look older. Rather than the medication directly causing aging, what’s occurring is a change in the deep and superficial fat pads of the face. The result? A somewhat dark, gaunt appearance. Factors like the amount of weight lost, a person’s age, and skin elasticity can all influence the degree to which this effect is visible.

Ozempic Face Unmasked Restoring Facial Volume After Weight Loss

Options for Restoration

But here’s the good news: you’re not locked into this look. Dr. Politis, along with her expert team at Politis Plastic Surgery, offers an array of both non-surgical and surgical solutions designed to rejuvenate and restore facial volume.

For those looking to avoid surgery, treatments can range from skin-tightening procedures, lasers, and topicals, to neuromodulators, fillers, biostimulators, and even suture suspension lifts. Each option is tailored to address specific concerns and can be used in combination to achieve the best results.

For those who may require or prefer a surgical approach, Dr. Politis suggests procedures such as neck lifts, mid-face lifts, face lifts, upper and lower lip blepharoplasties, and brow lifts. One noteworthy addition to these procedures is fat grafting. This technique, which Dr. Politis particularly recommends, uses micro or nano fat to restore volume to the face, providing a natural and youthful fullness.

Take Control of Your Facial Aesthetics

The most important takeaway? Whether you’ve experienced changes from ozempic or any other weight loss method, know that there are solutions to help you achieve your desired facial aesthetics. Every face is unique, and the treatment approach should be customized to fit your specific needs.

Dr. Politis and her team at Politis Plastic Surgery in Tampa, FL are excited to offer guidance, expertise, and the most cutting-edge solutions to address “Ozempic Face” and other facial aesthetic concerns. If you’re ready to embark on a journey toward facial rejuvenation, don’t hesitate to reach out for a personalized consultation.


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Effie Politis, MD, FACS of Politis Plastic Surgery brings both skill and a personalized approach to the care of her plastic surgery patients. She is board certified by
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