Treating “Ozempic Face” with BeautiFill Facial Fat Transfer
Ozempic (semaglutide), Wegovy, and Mounjaro have made waves in the world of weight loss, offering remarkable body transformations for those battling with extra weight. These amazing new medications have provided hope and success to countless individuals on their journey to better health. However, one common side effect of rapid weight loss is sagging facial skin, often referred to as “Ozempic Face.”
At Goldenberg Dermatology in Manhattan, we have the solution to this challenge with the advanced BeautiFill fat transfer procedure. This innovative technique allows us Dr. Goldenberg to address loose facial skin and rejuvenate your appearance by replacing lost volume in the face with fat taken from other areas of the body.
The Problem: “Ozempic Face” Loose Skin
Ozempic, Wegovy, and Mounjaro are medications that work by mimicking the actions of a hormone called glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1), which regulates appetite and glucose metabolism. They are incredibly effective in promoting fast weight loss, but the rapid reduction in fat can lead to the side effect of loose facial skin, known as Ozempic Face.
When individuals lose a significant amount of weight quickly, they lose it from every area of the body – including the face. As a result, facial skin is left sagging and drooping without the subcutaneous fat to fill it out and prop it up. This occurs because the skin on the face has stretched to accommodate the extra fat – and often does not retract to match the new facial contours.
This is especially true for patients over 40 – because collagen and elastin, the proteins responsible for skin’s elasticity, decrease as a person ages. Not only can the sagging skin of Ozempic Face can make individuals appear older than their actual age, it and can also dramatically undermine the sense of accomplishment that comes with significant weight loss.
The Solution: BeautiFill Fat Transfer
BeautiFill is a revolutionary fat transfer procedure that combines liposuction with fat grafting to provide impressive results for both body contouring and facial rejuvenation. The procedure involves removing excess fat from unwanted areas, such as the abdomen or thighs – and then purifying it for reinjection into targeted areas, such as the face, that require volume enhancement.
The BeautiFill system utilizes advanced laser technology to gently and efficiently harvest viable fat cells, ensuring a high rate of cell survival during the transfer process. This technology is groundbreaking because it minimizes tissue damage and maximizes fat cell viability, leading to longer-lasting results.
Because BeautiFill fat transfer uses the patient’s own fat cells it is 100% natural, as well as extremely safe, with little risk of complication. And because the transferred fat cells are “living” they become part of the body in the transfer area – making the procedure must longer lasting than temporary fillers.
Goldenberg Dermatology is one of only a few providers in Manhattan and all of NYC offering BeautiFill facial fat transfer – a minimally invasive, and highly effective option for enhancing the face, restoring volume, and addressing sagging skin.
How to Treat “Ozempic Face” with BeautiFill Fat Transfer
Dr. Gary Goldenberg is a leading expert in the use of BeautiFill fat transfer to treat “Ozempic Face.” At Goldenberg Dermatology in Manhattan, the procedure is performed in our state-of-the-art facility under local anesthesia, ensuring your comfort throughout the process.
Facial Fat Transfer: Harvesting
During your consultation in our Manhattan office, you and Dr. Goldenberg will determine the areas of your body where you would like to remove excess fat.
Dr. Goldenberg then uses the BeautiFill system to harvest fat cells from a donor area on your body, often an area with excess fat, such as the abdomen, thighs, or flanks. This step not only contours the donor site but also provides the high-quality fat needed for facial enhancement.
The “laser lipo” step of the procedure can be used to remove substantial stubborn, unwanted, and troublesome fat from almost anywhere on the body. Or, “just enough” fat can be extracted from the hips or belly to provide sufficient living fat cells to “fill” the areas you desire on your face.
Facial Fat Transfer: Purification
The harvested fat is then meticulously purified to remove any impurities, as well as any damaged or unsuitable cells. The purified fat contains only healthy, viable fat cells that are ready for transfer to the face or area of the body where volume is desired.
Facial Fat Transfer: Grafting
The process of transferring fat is medically referred to as “fat grafting”. Dr. Goldenberg strategically injects the purified fat into targeted areas of the face to restore volume, lift sagging skin, improve contours and proportions, and create a more youthful appearance.
The procedure must be performed with precision and artistic skill in order to achieve the most natural and harmonious results. At Goldenberg Dermatology in Manhattan, Dr. Goldenberg’s extensive training and years of experience as a board-certified dermatologist make him uniquely qualified to achieve the most beautiful facial fat grafting results.
Facial Fat Transfer: Recovery
After your BeautiFill procedure at Goldenberg Dermatology in Manhattan, you can expect minimal downtime. Swelling and bruising at the harvesting site is normal and any mild discomfort can typically be managed with over-the-counter pain medication.
There may also be some swelling and bruising at the injection site. But results are visible immediately! Your skin will look tighter and smoother – like it did before your Ozempic (semaglutide), Wegovy, and Mounjaro weight loss, and in some cases even better! And, as the swelling subsides, you’ll see further improvements in your facial contours.
You should arrange for someone to drive and accompany you home for the first day, as the anesthetic wears off. Most patients take a few days off work (or work from home) just to ensure that the swelling and bruising has subsided. Drink plenty of fluids and follow Dr. Goldenberg’s aftercare instructions – and you’ll be showing off your new face in no time.
Facial Fat Transfer | Manhattan
Whether you’ve lost weight with Ozempic (semaglutide), Wegovy, or Mounjaro – or you’ve shed pounds the good old-fashioned way with diet and exercise – don’t let sagging facial skin put a damper on your accomplishment. Dr. Goldenberg’s expertise administering advanced BeautiFill facial fat transfer technology enable you to address “Ozempic Face” effectively, restoring your facial aesthetics and helping you regain your youthful appearance after significant weight loss.
At Goldenberg Dermatology in Manhattan, we are here to support you in your weight loss journey and are committed to helping you look and feel your best. Say goodbye to “Ozempic Face” and hello to tighter facial skin and a rejuvenated and refreshed appearance with BeautiFill facial fat transfer.
Schedule a consultation today to learn more about how BeautiFill facial fat transfer can transform your post-weight loss journey.
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