Semaglutide, sold under the brand names Ozempic and Wegovy, has become a popular weight loss drug after becoming popular on social media. But there are data on side effects, most notably sagging.
Semaglutide works to suppress appetite and can lead to severe weight loss. But as fat melts, some people notice a loss of volume and a decrease in skin elasticity in the curved parts of their bodies.
How does semaglutide work?
Ozembek suppresses appetite, tricking the brain into thinking that the stomach is full even though it's empty.
While decreased appetite is partly responsible for rapid weight loss, Ozembek is also changing the way the body processes hunger, preventing the brain from sending signals that make a person feel hungry and want to eat.
So when using Uzembek and Wegovi for weight loss, a person will see results very quickly, as hunger responses are reduced. However, the body does not keep up with this, and here we mean the skin.
With rapid weight loss, the skin sagges, and while it is elastic, it cannot shrink quickly to keep up with the loss of grease underneath.
For this reason, after losing weight significantly, a person may experience sagging skin in certain areas of the body.
What are the main areas prone to sagging after using "Uzambik"?
Curved areas, such as the abdomen, buttocks, thighs and cheeks.
Who is most likely to have sagging skin after taking "Ozembek"?
It is not certain that everyone who used "Uzambik" will suffer from significant sagging skin after losing a large amount of weight, but the risk increases with these factors:
- Age, the older a person gets, the less elastic the skin is.
- The amount of weight lost.
The face of "Osmbek"
Ozempic Face is another collateral damage associated with severe weight loss due to taking these medications, as the face shows signs of aging such as lines and wrinkles as a result of losing fat from sagging skin.
Risks of rapid weight loss
- Increased risk of gallstones.
Tips to reduce sagging skin after weight loss
- Work on slow weight loss, so that it does not exceed one kilogram every week.
- Focus on weight lifting and resistance exercises such as push-ups, they help build muscle, which fills some of the volume left by weight loss, and enhances the elasticity of the skin, which helps it shrink.
- Maintain body moisture, which helps the skin freshness and skin elasticity.
Other side effects of "Uzambik" and "Wegovi"
- stomach cramps.
- Abdominal pain.
In rare cases, people may also experience serious adverse effects, including:
- Changes in vision.
- Kidney problems.
- Bladder problems.
- Severe allergic reactions.
- Increased risk of thyroid cancer.
- Low blood sugar.