Weight loss jab Ozempic triggers rising demand for cosmetic surgery


Dr Jennifer Doyle discusses 'Ozempic face'

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Trendy weight-loss injections are fuelling a surge in demand for plastic surgery because patients end up “gaunt” with saggy and wrinkly skin.

Cosmetic surgeons based in London report an increase in patients wanting facelifts after taking the weekly injection semaglutide, also known by the brand names Ozempic or Wegovy.

The trend has been dubbed ‘Ozempic face’, with social media users posting dramatic before and after images of the effects of the drug.

Dr Jennifer Doyle, a cosmetic surgeon and chief operating officer at The Clinic at Holland Park, said the fact that non-obese patients were taking the drugs as a ‘quick-fix’ weight-loss solution was leading to them suffering extreme facial side-effects.

‘Ozempic was designed to target obesity,’ she said. ‘But you’re getting people using it who might be a little bit overweight.

‘A lot of people are turning to it as a quick-fix option to rapidly lose weight and keep it off.’

You can read the full articles on the links below.


Warning, miracle new slimming jabs may leave you with jowls! Surgeons say dramatic ‘Ozempic face’ effect is leaving users needing facelifts to get rid of saggy skin around their jaws.

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The type 2 diabetes drug, which suppresses the appetite, has been hailed as a miracle treatment for weight gain and has been used by celebrities including Elon Musk and Jeremy Clarkson.

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