Facial Sagging Following Rapid Weight Loss

Female Plastic Surgeon in Tulsa, Oklahoma Also Serving Jenks, Broken Arrow, Owasso & Nearby Areas

Posted: April 15, 2023

woman close up face asian girl with clean fresh healthy skinWith several new weight loss medications on the market, our ability to quickly shed pounds has increased significantly within the past few months. However, as exciting as these medications can be, many people are surprised by one of the primary side effects of ultra-fast weight loss: loose and sagging skin.

“Ozempic face” was a punchline at the Oscars, but experiencing facial sagging and skin laxity after weight loss is not a joke. Unfortunately, it’s also challenging to avoid when substantial weight is lost quickly. Fortunately, while challenging to avoid, it is also simple to treat. At South Tulsa Plastic Surgery, we are pleased to offer a range of dermal fillers that can correct laxity and restore a full, soft, and youthful appearance to the face.

Our Dermal Fillers

Dermal fillers available at our comfortable Tulsa office include formulations from:

  • JUVÉDERM®, a time-tested family of hyaluronic acid fillers that can add volume to various areas of the face
  • Belotero®, a family of hyaluronic acid fillers that contain a proprietary Cohesive Polydensified Matrix, which helps to create the most natural-looking results

Unique formulations within each family of fillers help to address different concerns. Depending on how your skin has responded to weight loss, fillers can be used to add volume to droopy cheeks, sunken temples, and depressed tear troughs. Fillers can also smooth fine lines and deep wrinkles, and even give gentle lift to a droopy jawline, allowing them to correct age-related concerns along with skin laxity, rejuvenating your entire look in the process.

In addition to dermal fillers, wrinkle relaxers may effectively address skin laxity along the jawline and neck. Wrinkle relaxers can also correct crow’s feet, bunny lines on the nose, forehead creases, and frown lines which, while not necessarily related to weight loss, are common issues as we age.

Like dermal fillers, different wrinkle relaxers are intended to address specific concerns. We offer BOTOX® CosmeticDysport®, and Jeuveau®, to ensure we can meet the exact needs of each patient we see.

If you have lost significant weight and are looking for a safe and effective way to restore lost volume to your face, please call South Tulsa Plastic Surgery at 918-518-5144 to schedule a consultation today. Overseen by board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Brenda Schiesel, our team of experienced cosmetic providers welcomes patients from Broken Arrow, Jenks, and all nearby areas of Oklahoma.