Semaglutide weight loss medications like Ozempic® and Wegovy® have changed the game when it comes to medical intervention for weight-related issues. However, while these medications have proven incredibly effective in aiding weight loss, many patients are now struggling with loose and sagging skin left behind by rapid weight loss– especially “Ozempic® face”.
If this is you, and you’re looking for a way to feel more comfortable and confident in your new body, Hillcrest Plastic Surgery has your solution. Our esteemed surgeons, Dr. Spence and Dr. Ovalle, offer both surgical and non-surgical skin tightening treatments that can be tailored to address any need.
What Causes Loose Skin After Weight Loss?
Many patients who have lost weight using Ozempic® and other forms of Semaglutide experience loose and sagging skin along the jawline, cheeks, or neck, which is why the condition has become known as “Ozempic® face”. However, it’s important to know that “Ozempic® face” and other loose skin issues aren’t actually caused by the medication itself. Any form of rapid weight loss can lead to loose and sagging skin, as your body is unable to adjust during the short time frame.
Most people who have loose skin after significant weight loss are actually dealing with damaged skin fibers which were unable to contract to keep the skin firm and tight. In mild to moderate cases, this can be fixed with non-surgical interventions like fillers or laser treatments. For people with more significant amounts of skin looseness, skin removal and other surgical procedures may be the best option.
Skin Tightening and Body Revision Surgeries
Sometimes weight loss isn’t the end of the journey to reclaim your health and get the body you’ve always wanted. If you have significant amounts of excess skin following your weight loss transformation, it may be necessary to remove the tissue surgically.
Our expert cosmetic surgeons at Hillcrest Plastic Surgery have helped hundreds of patients look and feel more confident after significant weight loss through skin tightening and removal as well as other restorative procedures. This includes:
With our patient-centered approach to care, we take the time to fully understand your goals and concerns and guide you toward making the right decision in terms of your care. We’ll answer any questions you may have about your selected procedure, including recovery best practices and what to expect, so you feel comfortable and confident with us.
Non-Surgical Skin Tightening After Weight Loss
While most people immediately think of excess skin removal as the solution for loose skin after significant weight loss, that isn’t your only option. Depending on the extent of your sagging skin, we may be able to restore its natural firmness without requiring you to go under the knife.
Hillcrest Plastic Surgery’s non-surgical skin rejuvenation options include injectables and laser treatments specifically designed to smooth wrinkles and folds caused by weight loss, aging, or other factors. We offer the leading dermal fillers to combat cheek and under eye hollowness, jowls, and other face and neck skin sagging issues. With Restylane®, RADIESSE®, JUVÉDERM®, Perlane®, and Sculptra, we can fully customize your treatment to make you look healthy, young, and refreshed.
Our facial rejuvenation treatments also include laser and light therapies that can help naturally improve skin’s elasticity by promoting the production of collagen and elastin. With both non-ablative and ablative options designed to address mild to severe lines and wrinkles, our laser procedures are fast, safe, and effective in getting your skin back to looking and feeling its best.
DISCLAIMER: Ozempic® and Wegovy® are registered trademarks of Novo Nordisk A/S. Hillcrest Plastic Surgery is not affiliated with or sponsored by Novo Nordisk in any manner.