EMSCULPT for Ozempic Butt Treatment
The mainstream media, celebrities, and influencers have sensationalized the weight loss drug Ozempic in recent years. This popular weight loss medication is incredibly effective in helping people shed pounds and make significant strides in their weight loss journeys. However, despite its effectiveness, considerable weight loss with Ozempic has led to some unintended effects, including Ozempic Butt, a sagging of the buttock area due to loss of volume. Thankfully, there are several non-invasive and invasive methods available to address this phenomenon. Here we discuss Ozempic Butt and how to address it, specifically with EMSCULPT butt treatment.
Ozempic for weight loss
The medication semaglutide, known by its brand names such as Ozempic and Wegovy, is one of the up-and-coming glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) agonists on the market. As an appetite suppressant, this medication boasts robust efficacy in weight loss, with clinical trials demonstrating significant weight reductions across the board. One clinical study, for example, showed an average weight loss of around fifteen percent of peoples’ baseline body weight. These remarkable results have led many to turn to Ozempic for their weight loss journeys.
So, how does Ozempic do it? Ozempic functions by delaying gastric emptying, the process in which food contents move through the digestive tract. Because Ozempic slows the rate at which this happens, you end up feeling fuller for longer. Thus, people eat less food, losing weight in the process.
What is Ozempic Butt?
While Ozempic is undoubtedly effective for losing weight, it does not come without some inherent risks. Typical side effects of the medication are usually related to the gastrointestinal (GI) tract, like nausea and vomiting. However, some people are complaining about an unintended cosmetic effect on the body: Ozempic Butt.
To understand Ozempic Butt, we must first understand how our skin changes in response to weight fluctuations. Although weight loss is a major positive for one’s overall health and wellness, it can adversely impact the appearance of one’s skin. The skin is composed of collagen and elastin, which allow our skin to maintain structure while also giving it the ability to stretch. When we experience temporary small increases or decreases in weight, the skin can sometimes adapt to these changes by stretching or tightening. However, the skin is less forgiving with rapid or significant weight loss. As the fat begins to melt away, the amount of skin that covered the original surface area remains. This can lead to the appearance of loose skin around different parts of the body. Some people even experience “Ozempic Face”, characterized by sagging skin around the face. Commonly, though, it is apparent in curvier areas of the body, like the thighs, abdomen, and butt. Hence, looser skin in the buttocks area as the result of Ozempic has been coined as the term “Ozempic Butt”.
Muscle Loss with Semaglutide
There is also evidence suggesting that the use of semaglutide could lead to a significant loss of muscle mass alongside fat loss.
A 2021 meta-analysis of GLP-1 receptor agonists, including semaglutide, found that these medications could lead to reductions in "fat-free mass," highlighting the importance of monitoring muscle loss in patients using these drugs. The concern is that while weight loss medications like Ozempic and its counterparts Wegovy and Rybelsus are effective in reducing body weight, they may contribute to an unhealthy change in body composition, with a considerable portion of the weight loss coming from lean mass (muscle) rather than fat alone. Besides potential health implications, the loss of muscle mass could have negative aesthetic effects, including sagging in the buttock area.
Potential effects of semaglutide on muscle and skin needs to be studied further.
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How would EMSCULPT help my Ozempic Butt?
The good news is that you can use EMSCULPT for Ozempic Butt treatment. Studies have shown that EMSCULPT NEO can build the muscle in the buttock back by an average of 25%. Using EMSCULPT for Ozempic Butt treatment can thus fill out and lift the buttocks area, minimizing the appearance of a saggy butt.
What can I expect from EMSCULPT NEO for Ozempic Butt treatment?
EMSCULPT NEO is a non-invasive cosmetic procedure, so the process is relatively simple. Usually, treatment takes around 30 minutes for each area treated, and there is no downtime. Patients will typically undergo four treatments, each one week apart.
EMSCULPT for Ozempic Butt treatment is tolerated extremely well by most people. Some patients might get a bit of soreness that resolves quickly.
If you are interested in EMSCULPT treatment for Ozempic Butt, contact us today!
Arash Akhavan, MD is founder and owner of The Dermatology and Laser Group, one of the top centers for cosmetic procedures in New York City for over a decade. Arash Akhavan, MD, FAAD is a Board Certified Dermatologist and an Associate Professor at The Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Dr. Akhavan is a Castle Connolly Top Doc, New York Magazine Best Doctor, and Super Doctor featured in The New York Times. Dr. Akhavan is a key opinion leader that has been featured on hundreds of media publications including The New York Times, Allure, Marie Claire, Women’s Health, Cosmopolitan, ABC News, Fox News, Fox 5, NY1, WPIX, and more. He has been featured on nationally syndicated television programs such as The Doctors.
Dr. Akhavan serves as an educator and lecturer for multiple aesthetic device and injectable companies. This allows his office access to newer technologies at an earlier date than other offices, as well as a higher level of expertise in the use of these devices. This, in turn, translates to more effective and safer treatments for our patients.