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Takeaways

  • Ozempic Butt is an unwanted Ozempic weight loss side effect
  • Loose skin and sagging deflated buttocks can lead to a loss in confidence and takeaway from the aesthetic benefits of having lost a significant amount of weigh
  • There are several solutions, both surgical and non-surgical to address Ozempic Butt and restore a lifted and toned bottom 

What is the Medication, Ozempic?

Ozempic is a medication which is part of the Semaglutide family of drugs. It was first licensed to treat Diabetes in the USA and UK in 2017. Since then, it has been increasingly prescribed to help people lose weight that has previously been resistant to other weight loss methods such as diet and exercise. 

How does Ozempic work?

Ozempic, and similar medications such as Wegovy, work by reducing the patient’s appetite, and limiting the number of calories they take in. It does this by mimicking a hormone called incretin which is produced when you eat. This hormone tells the brain that you’re full, stopping you from eating further. Semaglutide medication also increases the amount of time it takes for food to pass through the stomach, further reducing the appetite.

For patients whose weight is impacting their health, or who find that they have struggled to lose weight this is highly effective and can lead to a significant amount of weight being lost in a short space of time. 

Is Ozempic safe?

When taken with the supervision of a qualified doctor, Ozempic and other Semaglutide medications are entirely safe. It is important to follow the advice that your doctor provides about taking Ozempic to make sure you achieve your desired results. If you are concerned about side effects, discuss this with your doctor before you start taking the medication.

Although Ozempic hasn't been licensed as a weight loss drug in the USA and UK, doctors can prescribe it off-label for patients they believe it is a suitable treatment for. Alternative Semaglutide medication, Wegovy has been licensed for weight loss in both the USA and UK.

How to get Ozempic for weight loss

There are an increasing number of online providers who are selling Ozempic and Wegovy online. Although this may seem appealing, and an easy way to get weight loss medication, it is not always possible to verify whether these providers are legitimate.

If you are interested in trying Ozempic for weight loss speak with your GP initially, as they will have access to your medical history and will be able to assess if Semaglutide weight loss medication is safe for you. 


Does Ozempic Have Any Side Effects?

Semaglutide medications are primarily prescribed to manage the symptoms of Diabetes. Weight loss was found to be a beneficial side effect of this drug. However, when it is used as a weight loss aid, there are several aesthetic side effects that it is important to be aware of and discuss with your doctor.

Ozempic weight loss side effects can include:

These side effects are not unique to Semaglutide medication and can occur alongside any rapid weight loss technique. When combined these side effects can lead to a condition called Sarcopenia which is the gradual loss of muscle mass, strength and function. This loss of strength and muscle function is similar to what we experience through the natural ageing process, however has been accelerated through rapid weight loss, in some cases, through using medication.

When taking Semaglutide medication, Sarcopenia can be avoided by having a consistent exercise routine involving weight training to maintain muscle mass and function. Your doctor will discuss this with you if you have been prescribed Ozempic or any related medication for weight loss.  


Dr. Daniel Del Vecchio

With any weight loss, especially a significant weight loss of 10 kg or more, there can be effects that result in loose or saggy skin. Whether this is due to the weight loss alone, or whether there is a specific effect of these drugs, it is not clear.
Dr. Daniel Del Vecchio Dr. Daniel Delvecchio

What Is Ozempic Butt?

Many patients who have been taking Ozempic for weight loss or any other Semaglutide medication, have reported that as they have lost fat, the overlying skin hasn’t been able to return to its original position, leaving a loose and saggy appearance.

One of the areas this is often most noticeable is around the buttocks. This is due to there being a high amount of fat in the buttocks and can be exacerbated if there is a decrease in muscle mass affecting the glutes – two of the largest muscles in the body. This effect of Ozempic weight loss has become known as Ozempic Butt.

  • Ozempic Butt is characterised by the following signs:
  • Sagging or loose skin around the buttocks
  • A deflated or hollow appearance to the buttocks
  • The buttocks hanging lower than they did before the weight loss

Although Ozempic Butt is not a recognised medical condition, it is known that the skin becoming loose, and sagging is a side effect of taking Semaglutide medication. Many patients find that although they are pleased to have lost weight, they now face new insecurities about having a saggy bum. This may cause a loss of confidence or increased self-consciousness preventing patients from taking part in activities which involve wearing tight or revealing clothing such as swimming.

If you are considering discussing Semaglutide medication with your doctor, and are worried about Ozempic weight loss side effects, it is important to make sure your doctor is aware of this so they can provide suitable advice.

Can You Prevent Ozempic Butt?

Although loose skin is a known side effect of many techniques of rapid weight loss, it can be more significant when it is related to taking Semaglutide medication such as Ozempic or Wegovy. It is not fully understood if this side effect is specifically related to Ozempic and weight loss, as loose skin can occur following any rapid loss of weight,

The best way to avoid Ozempic weight loss side effects, such as a saggy bum is to first consider, and discuss with your doctor, whether weight loss medications are the right option for you. Your doctor may suggest adjustments to your lifestyle such as your diet and exercise routine first, if they feel medication is not the right option for you.

  • Other ways you may be able to prevent Ozempic Butt, or mitigate the side effects of taking Semaglutide medication for weight loss include:
  • Maintaining an exercise routine involving weight training throughout the time you are taking the medication to avoid a decrease in muscle mass
  • Discussing with your doctor starting on a lower dosage of Semaglutide medication to slow the pace of the weight loss
  • Staying hydrated and eating a diet rich in protein to maintain a healthy skin and muscle structure

Your doctor will discuss the steps you need to take to ensure you achieve the best results possible when taking weight loss medication. 


How to Treat Ozempic Butt

If you have been taking Semaglutide medication and have already experienced the side effect of Ozempic Butt, preventative steps may not be effective in reversing these unwanted changes. Fortunately, there are a number of options which can improve the appearance of a saggy bum caused by taking Semaglutide medication.

There are several ways of addressing the signs of Ozempic Butt, including lifestyle changes, non-surgical treatments and surgical procedures. If you are interested in discussing methods for correcting Ozempic weight loss side effects such as Ozempic Butt, contact our dedicated surgical patient advisors to book a consultation with one of our expert surgeons.

Exercise

When taking Ozempic for weight loss, if you have primarily experienced a loss in subcutaneous fat (the fat which sits underneath the skin) and haven’t had a significant decrease in muscle mass, or large amounts of skin sagging, you may be able to restore perkiness to your buttocks through exercise.  

Exercises which can help to build the glute muscles and lift the buttocks include:

  • Squats – either body weight or weighted
  • Glute bridges
  • Weighted hip thrusts
  • Bulgarian split squats
  • Romanian deadlifts

If you have lost too much muscle through Semaglutide weight loss, or are concerned about sagging skin around your buttocks, you may need to consider another option to achieve your desired results. 

Radiofrequency Microneedling

Radiofrequency Microneedling is a non-surgical treatment which tones and lifts the skin as well as stimulating the production of collagen and elastin, two proteins which maintain the structure of the skin.

Radiofrequency Microneedling is a suitable treatment for Ozempic Butt in cases where there is minor sagging to the skin, and the patient is not hoping to change the size of their buttocks. Radiofrequency Microneedling can be used in combination with other solutions for Ozempic Butt such as exercise to enhance the final result.

Radiofrequency Microneedling is not able to address concerns such as severe loose skin or improve a deflated appearance of the buttocks. 

Buttock Lift

In cases where taking Semaglutide medication has led to severe sagging or loose skin and the buttocks look deflated or are hanging lower than they should, but the patient is happy with the size of their buttocks, a Buttock Lift is an effective surgical solution.

A Buttock Lift involves the excess skin being removed from around the buttocks, and the tissue being manipulated into a lifted position. This results in a perky, smooth and rounded appearance to the buttocks, without any increase in size. In some cases, due to the removal of tissue, the buttocks may look smaller than they did previously. It is important to discuss this with your surgeon so you can make sure you understand the results that can be achieved. 

Fat Transfer to Buttocks (Brazilian Butt Lift)

For patients who have been affected by Ozempic Butt, a Brazilian Butt Lift is often the most effective long-term solution. Also known as a BBL, this surgical solution will address loose skin, deflated sagging buttocks and also restore any size which has been lost through the decrease in fat and muscle.

BBL surgery involves fat being removed from areas of the body such as the abdomen and thighs using Liposuction before it is processed and reinjected into the buttocks. This results in a larger, rounded and lifted appearance to the buttocks, with toned skin. Brazilian Butt Lift is a highly flexible and customisable surgery and the amount of fat extracted and injected as well as the exact areas that the fat is injected into can all be changed depending on the desired results of the patient. This includes the final size and shape of the buttocks following surgery.

When considering any surgical solution for Ozempic Butt Dr. Delvecchio says ‘Patients undergoing body contouring surgery, should stop weight loss drugs, one week before surgery because these drugs tend to decrease gastric emptying, which results in suppressing the appetite.’ When undergoing a general anaesthetic, the stomach must be empty, to prevent gastric aspiration. 


In Summary

Ozempic Butt is an aesthetic side effect of taking Semaglutide medication such as Ozempic or Wegovy for weight loss. It can cause a loss of confidence and take away from the achievement of having lost weight, especially for patients who have found weight loss to be a long-term challenge.

There are several options for addressing Ozempic Butt and finding the right solution will depend on your exact concerns and desired results.


Words From Our Founder

Mr. Bryan Mayou

The unwanted side effect of loose skin and sagging buttocks following weight loss treatment with Semaglutide medication has popularly become known as ‘Ozempic Butt’. Unfortunately, for many, this may distract from the achievement of losing a significant amount of weight. Speaking with a qualified surgeon will help you to decide which the best option is for you, and form a suitable treatment plan.
Mr. Bryan Mayou



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