What is Ozempic Butt? What is the solution to Ozempic Butt?

By: Dr. Jeffrey Hsu


Ozempic or Semiglutide, is the latest weight loss craze. Much like 'Ozempic face', some users, particularly those who have undergone fat grafting procedures such as Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL), claim to experience sagging or flattened buttocks (pancake butt) as a result. Rapid weight loss is a common side effect of Ozempic and can lead to a reduction in both fat and muscle mass. Since this medication does not differentiate between fat and muscle loss, individuals may notice changes in their appearance or certain body parts, including a sunken facial appearance, as well as alterations in the buttock area.

Ozempic, or Semiglutide (the generic version), is a medication designed for people with Type 2 diabetes that has become widely used as an off-label weight loss drug. To learn more about Ozempic / Semiglutide and its potential side effects, visit one of our weight loss program specialists at any Oak Dermatology locations in Naperville, IL, Joliet, IL or Itasca, IL.

What causes Ozempic Butt?

Ozempic is believed to work by mimicking the action of a hormone called GLP-1, which regulates insulin production and glucose levels. GLP-1 is also involved in the regulation of fat cells, and it is thought that Ozempic may cause the rapid breakdown of fat cells in both face and body, leading to lipoatrophy. However, one of the challenges with this medication is that it does not distinguish between fat and muscle loss. Consequently, users may experience noticeable and rapid changes in body composition, including the buttock area. Body lipoatrophy, the technical term for the loss of subcutaneous fat, can result in a reduction of volume and support in the buttock region. As a consequence, individuals may notice sagging or flattening of their buttocks. This phenomenon is commonly referred to as Ozempic Butt.

Ozepmic Butt and its effect on the skin?

Fast weight loss can place significant stress on the skin's elasticity and ability to adapt. With the rapid reduction of subcutaneous fat, the skin may struggle to keep pace, leading to potential sagging in the affected areas. With fast weight loss, the subcutaneous fat support in the tissue diminishes, and the collagen and elastic fibers do not have sufficient time to adjust, resulting in sagging skin.

What is the solution for Ozempic Butt treatment at Oak Dermatology?

There are a variety of treatments that can help to improve the appearance of the face. These include:

  1. Facial fillers: Injectable fillers such as bio-stimulating fillers can be used to restore volume, helping to plump up sunken butt cheeks and smooth out wrinkles and lines, while stimulating the body’s own collagen at the same time.

  2. Fat grafting: This involves taking fat from another part of the body, such as the abdomen or thighs by way of an in-office awake liposuction, and injecting it into the face to restore lost volume. The unique and specialized method of fat grafting used at Oak Dermatology’s Dr. Jeffrey T.S. Hsu, is laser-assisted microfat grafting. You may call us to book a fat transfer consultation with Dr. Hsu to find out more.

  3. Lasers: Lasers are used to restore collagen to skin that has lost laxity, hence giving elasticity and firmness back to the skin. When performed in combination with other treatment methods, the result can be astonishing.

If you are experiencing Ozempic Butt or may want more information on Oak Dermatology’s Ozempic / Semiglutide program, call us to discuss your options for treatment at one of our locations in Naperville, IL, Joliet, IL or Itasca, IL.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.