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Medically Reviewed By: Mark Schoemann, M.D

Many of us desire to lose weight, and it is often a slow process. But in some cases, weight loss can actually happen too quickly. This is especially true when semaglutide medications like Ozempic are involved.

Sudden weight loss within a short span of time can cause a condition called Ozempic Face. This condition is characterized by a hollow, gaunt facial appearance that emphasizes the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines, jowls, and midface hollows. But what exactly causes Ozempic Face? Can anything be done to avoid it?


The Rise of Ozempic Face

Ozempic face is largely attributable to using semaglutide treatments, like Ozempic, to create rapid weight loss conditions—hence the name “Ozempic Face.” The skin fails to tighten after the fat that normally fills it out is lost. The skin then folds in on itself to create new wrinkles and fine lines, if not making existing wrinkles and fine lines look more pronounced as well. The result is a face that looks prematurely aged.

While Ozempic face is most visible in the face, the presence of loose, wrinkly skin caused by rapid weight loss can be present across the entire body.


Treating Ozempic Face

Have you already started experiencing the effects of Ozempic face? If so, Schoemann Plastic Surgery can help. Dr. Schoemann provides facelifts and body contouring procedures that tighten the skin to minimize sagginess, lines, and wrinkles. These treatments can reverse the signs of premature aging caused by rapid weight loss.


Preventing Ozempic Face

Rather than treating Ozempic Face, you can also consider ways to avoid it. If you are considering using semaglutide for rapid weight loss, talk to a skilled plastic surgeon first. Double board-certified Dr. Schoemann works with several local med spas to coordinate semaglutide treatments with other forms of aesthetic care, and his guidance can help you lose weight without developing the more severe symptoms of Ozempic face.

Alternatively, if you are considering undergoing plastic surgery and weight loss together, scheduling your surgical care with Schoemann Plastic Surgery can ensure these treatments work in seamless harmony together.


Schedule a Consultation with Dr. Schoemann

To find out more about encouraging weight loss results that look healthy and youthful, you should schedule a consultation with Schoemann Plastic Surgery. Learn more about Dr. Schoemann and his approach to aesthetic care before your call.