The term “Ozempic® Face” has been widely circulated and commented on on the internet. Its popularity parallels the increased popularity of the use of Ozempic® and its family of medications for weight loss. The term likely refers to the changes in the appearance of the face after the often significant, rapid weight loss associated with the use of these medications.
The following blog post is not a comment on the clinical effectiveness or safety of the Ozempic® family of medications for weight loss or diabetes, its original indicated treatment. Internal medicine physicians and endocrinologists are the experts who should be consulted with regarding the use of these medications. Rather, this blog post discusses the likely features referred to as “Ozempic® Face” as well as the possible surgical and/or non-surgical treatment options for these features. This blog post also considers the potential concerns of this family of medications during anesthesia.
As with all facial plastic surgery procedures, it is important to seek a consultation with a fellowship-trained specialist in the surgical and non-surgical care of the face and neck when you have cosmetic concerns about your face or neck.