Don’t Let Excess Skin Cover Sensational Results

Each year, millions of men and women around the world set out on the noble journey of losing weight. Whether it’s to improve their health, fit into their old clothes, feel better about themselves in their own skin, or for any other reason, losing weight is frequently one of the top five New Year’s resolutions in America. 

Unfortunately, weight loss can be a slow and frustrating process, and one that many people simply give up on before they get any real results. Others may see results, but they restrict their calories and exercise so much at the beginning of their journey that they cannot maintain their momentum. In fact, until recently there were very few ways to actually safely lose a significant amount of weight. Diet and exercise don’t work for everyone, and some patients simply cannot afford life-saving bariatric surgery.

Enter Semaglutide. Originally created to treat diabetes, Semaglutide is a prescription injection that has been soaring in popularity with non-diabetic patients because of its safe, effective weight-loss results.

What Is Semaglutide?

Semaglutide works by mimicking a naturally occurring hormone called incretin, which is created in our digestive tract. Incretin regulates digestion, blood glucose and, of course, our appetite.

Similar to incretin, Semaglutide targets the glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptors in our brains that help regulate our appetites and how much we eat. Semaglutide works by telling your GLP-1 receptors that you are fuller sooner, so you eat less and feel more satisfied with what you do eat.

Under brand names like Ozempic and Wegovy, people around the world are embracing Semaglutide because of how well it works – and how quickly it works, too. In fact, in some cases, Semaglutide works so fast that it has spawned a new term: Ozempic face.

Ozempic face is said to be caused by rapid weight loss that can leave excess skin hanging from your face because your body does not have time to “snap back” as you lose body fat. Worse yet, Ozempic face isn’t just confined to the face. Some people have experienced similar problems throughout their entire body, from their abdomen to their arms and thighs.

Removing Excess Skin After Semaglutide Weight Loss

Ozempic face can be a frustrating problem, as nobody wants excess skin hanging around reminding them of their old body. But while some of that skin will eventually tighten up naturally with time, what can you do if you are still dealing with excess skin after any kind of weight loss months or years later, Semaglutide related or not?

The answer is excess skin removal from Dr. Peterson. This surgical procedure can remove sagging or excess skin from around the body and help you achieve the svelte, streamlined physique you’ve worked so hard to achieve.

Some common excess skin removal procedures include:

Brachioplasty: Removal of excess or sagging skin from the upper and underarms. This procedure removes skin from the underarm to the elbow, and doesn’t just reduce sagging skin but tightens the underlying support tissue that defines the shape of the arm.

Breast Reduction or Lift: Weight loss at any speed can cause breast tissue to sag and droop. A breast reduction can remove some of this excess skin and tighten and lift the breasts to a more desirable shape and size. A breast reduction can also help alleviate pain caused by heavy breast tissue and excess skin.

Breast Augmentation: Breast augmentation can also be performed to “fill out” sagging or drooping breast tissue.

Buttock-Lift: The buttock-lift is different from the Brazilian Butt Lift (or BBL) that you may have heard of. Instead of increasing the size or volume of the buttocks, a traditional buttock-lift helps raise buttocks that may be sagging or drooping due to old age, genetics and weight loss.

Tummy TuckAn abdominoplasty, or tummy tuck, is a great way to remove excess fat and skin from the abdomen. For some people, no matter how much you exercise, getting that flat stomach just isn’t going to happen without surgery. The good news is that a tummy tuck can be used for not just stubborn fat deposits, but for removing excess sagging skin, too.

Getting the Most From Your Semaglutide Weight-Loss Journey

If you’ve lost weight with Semaglutide, congratulations!  We hope you are loving the new, healthier you. But if you’re still struggling with excess skin left behind from the old you, don’t despair. Dr. Jack Peterson can help.

To learn more about how any of these excess skin removal procedures can help give you a slimmer, more streamlined appearance, please contact Dr. Peterson’s office for a consultation today!