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Life After Weight Loss: Post-Semaglutide Surgery Matthew J. Trovato, MD

Congratulations on achieving weight loss through semaglutide or similar medications! This is a significant accomplishment that reflects your commitment to a healthier lifestyle. Semaglutide has emerged as a powerful tool for weight management and has helped many reach their weight loss goals. However, sometimes dramatic weight loss can lead to noticeable changes in your appearance, especially in the face. This is where the term "Ozempic face" comes in. Let’s take a closer look at what Ozempic face is and what people can do about it.

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Semaglutide (sold under the brand names Ozempic and Wegovy) and tirzepatide (sold under the brand name Mounjaro) are injectable medications that have revolutionized weight management.

Semaglutide belongs to a class of drugs called CLP-1 (glucagon-like peptide-1) receptor agonists. Semaglutide mimics this hormone, acting to slow down stomach emptying and keeping a person feeling fuller for longer. Tirzepatide works in a slightly different way, activating the GLP-1 and GIP (glucose-dependent insulinotropic polypeptide) hormones. This double action on the gut hormones can contribute to its effectiveness in weight management.

By regulating these important hormones that influence appetite and blood sugar, these medications lead to reduced calorie intake and increased feelings of fullness. They have become increasingly popular due to their effectiveness in promoting weight loss.

What is Ozempic Face?

While semaglutide and similar medications are fantastic tools for weight loss, rapid weight loss can sometimes result in facial changes. As we lose weight, we also lose fat, including fat deposits in the face. This fat loss can cause the skin to appear loose, wrinkled, and saggy, particularly around the cheeks and jawline. This is what some people refer to as "Ozempic face," but it's important to understand that it's not a side effect of the medication itself. It's simply a consequence of significant weight loss.

Facial Rejuvenation After Weight Loss

The good news is that there are options to address these facial changes and achieve a more youthful, balanced appearance after weight loss. Here at The Aesthetic Center, Dr. Trovato is a leading expert in facial rejuvenation procedures. He has extensive experience helping patients like you achieve their cosmetic goals following weight loss surgery or significant weight loss through other means. It's important to remember that these procedures are not just for women, as men can also benefit from facial rejuvenation after weight loss.

Dermal Filler

Dermal fillers are injectable gels used to restore lost volume in the face. They can be strategically placed to plump up hollow cheeks, smooth out wrinkles around the mouth and eyes, and enhance the lips. Fillers are a great option for addressing mild to moderate facial fat loss. Dr. Trovato uses various types of fillers to achieve natural-looking results that complement your unique facial features.

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Fat Grafting

Fat grafting transfers fat from one area of your body, such as the abdomen or thighs, to your face. This fat is then processed and meticulously injected into targeted areas to restore lost volume and create a more youthful appearance. Fat grafting offers longer-lasting results compared to dermal fillers and is ideal for patients with significant facial fat loss.


A facelift reduces sagging skin and enhances the jawline, giving a younger and more defined appearance. Dr. Trovato, a specialist in this field, tightens the facial muscles and removes the extra skin to create smoother and more youthful facial contours. This surgery is particularly helpful for those who have lost a significant amount of weight, as it can restore a more youthful and sculpted look. In some cases, a mini facelift might be recommended to achieve the desired results.

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Neck Lift

The neck is another area often affected by weight loss. A neck lift can tighten sagging neck skin and improve the definition of the jawline. This procedure can be performed in conjunction with a facelift for a more comprehensive rejuvenation of the lower face and neck.

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Ozempic Face Solutions

Choosing the right facial rejuvenation procedure after weight loss depends on your individual goals and the extent of facial changes. Dr. Trovato prioritizes a comprehensive consultation process. During your consultation, he will carefully evaluate your facial features, discuss your concerns, and recommend the most appropriate treatment options to achieve your desired outcome.

Dr. Trovato has a long history of working with weight loss patients and understands the unique challenges they face. Here at The Aesthetic Center, we are committed to helping you achieve your post-weight loss goals and regain your confidence. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and discuss your facial rejuvenation options to help you achieve a look that complements your newfound health and vitality.

Experience what it feels like to walk into a room knowing you look your best. Matthew J. Trovato MD has been Dallas’ best plastic surgery experience for nearly a decade. Discover why by scheduling a consultation today.

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