What is “Ozempic Butt”? (And How to Treat It)
“Ozempic Butt” is a term used to describe the side effect of semaglutide, the active ingredient in the prescription weight loss medications Ozempic, Wegovy, and Rybelus. Semaglutide works by mimicking the effects of a naturally occurring hormone that helps to regulate appetite and control blood sugar levels.
However, in addition to its weight loss effects, semaglutide has also been shown to cause fat redistribution in some people. This can lead to the buttocks becoming larger, a phenomenon that has been dubbed “Ozempic Butt.”
In other patients, on the other end of the spectrum, the rapid weight loss of semaglutide shots can leave some excess or sagging skin in the buttocks.
Whether your semaglutide weight loss has causes a larger “Ozempic Butt” – or a smaller, flatter butt and/or sagging buttocks skin – AMAE Plastic Surgery & Med Spa in the Troy, MI area offers complementing treatments that can reshape, reduce, lift, or enhance the buttocks – so your behind looks fabulous as you show off your new weight loss!
What Causes “Ozempic Butt”?
The exact mechanism by which semaglutide causes fat redistribution is not fully understood. However, it is thought to be due to a combination of factors, including increased lipolysis (the breakdown of fat cells) and decreased lipogenesis (the formation of new fat cells) in the buttocks.
It is important to note that so-called “Ozempic Butt” is a relatively rare side effect of semaglutide, and it is not at all harmful. In fact, larger rounder buttocks are considered desirably by many people – thanks to actors and influencers like J-Lo and Kim Kardashian. However, “Ozempic Butt” can be a source of cosmetic concern for some people, who may be unhappy with the appearance of an enlarged buttocks.
If you are concerned about “Ozempic Butt”, AMAE Med Spa in the Troy, MI area we offer several aesthetic treatments that can manage this side effect.
#1. Coolsculpting Can Reduce “Ozempic Butt”
CoolSculpting is a non-surgical fat reduction treatment that uses controlled cooling to target and destroy fat cells. CoolSculpting works by using a cooling device to deliver controlled cooling to the targeted area. The cooling causes the fat cells to shrink and die. The dead fat cells are then naturally eliminated from the body over time.
CoolSculpting is a safe and effective treatment for reducing fat in the buttocks. In a study published in the journal Aesthetic Surgery Journal, researchers found that CoolSculpting was effective in reducing fat in the buttocks by an average of 24%!
The treatment is typically done in one session, and the results can be seen within a few weeks. However, it can take up to 12 weeks to see the full results of treatment.
#2. Sculptra Can Lift and Round “Ozempic Butt” Fat Loss
There are a number of non-surgical treatment options available for people who may want to lift, round, or augment their buttocks after significant weight loss with Ozempic, Wegovy, Rybelus, or generic semaglutide weight loss shots. One option is to inject the filler Sculptra for a non-surgical butt lift.
Sculptra is a synthetic poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA) that is used to stimulate collagen production. When injected into the buttocks, Sculptra can help to increase volume and improve the shape of the buttocks.
Sculptra is a safe and effective treatment for people who are looking However, it is important to note that Sculptra is not a permanent solution. The effects of treatment typically last for 1-2 years.
#3. Autologous Fat Transfer to Augment “Ozempic Butt” Fat Loss
Autologous fat transfer, also known as fat grafting or fat injection, is another cosmetic surgery procedure that can enhance the buttocks after rapid weight loss. Autologous fat transfer uses the patient’s own fat from one part of the body to enhance another.
The fat is harvested from a donor site, such as the abdomen, thighs, or hips, and then purified and injected into the buttocks.
Autologous fat transfer can be used to lift, sculpt, and shape the buttocks in a number of ways. For example, fat can be injected into the buttocks to increase volume and fullness. Fat can also be used to fill in depressions or creases in the buttocks. Additionally, fat can be used to smooth out the skin of the buttocks and make it appear more youthful.
Autologous fat transfer is a safe and effective procedure for lifting, sculpting, and shaping the buttocks. The procedure is typically performed under local anesthesia, and it can be done in an outpatient setting. The recovery time is typically short, and most patients can return to their normal activities within a few days.
Ozempic Butt Treatments | Troy, MI
“Ozempic Butt” is rare. But if you are concerned about a larger or a smaller buttocks after rapid weight loss with Ozempic, Wegovy, Rybelus, or generic semaglutide, schedule a consultation at AMAE Plastic Surgery & Med Spa in the Troy, MI area. Dr. Ali or one of our nurses will help you determine if CoolSculpting, Sculptra, autologous fat transfer, or another or our many aesthetic treatments is right for you!