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Weight Loss Drug Taking Over Social Media Has Scary Side Effect Called 'Ozempic Face'

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By MLC on January 28, 2023 at 12:00 AM EST

The latest weight-loss trend sweeping across the US and social media is Ozempic.

It’s an anti-diabetic medication used for the treatment of type 2 diabetes and as anti-obesity medication for long-term weight management, developed by Novo Nordisk in 2012.

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Ozempic Is Taking Over The Weight-Loss Game

It has become an extremely hot commodity among the Hollywood elite and regular folks. It’s become some a sensation due to increased demand that there was an Ozempic shortage.

Novo Nordisk is working to resolve the issue by early this year.

Given that Ozempic is being used as a weight-loss drug for non-obese and non-diabetic people, something called “Ozempic Face” has developed as a side effect of fast, drastic weight loss.

Many who have used Ozempic and drugs similar to it for fast weight loss are now claiming their faces appear aged.

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"Ozempic Face" Is A New Side Effect Of The Drug

One woman named Jennifer Berger used Mounjaro (tirzepatide) to lose weight after pregnancy.

She told The New York Times the drug allowed her to lose 20 pounds and she loved it.

"I remember looking in the mirror, and it was almost like I didn't even recognize myself," she told the outlet. "My body looked great, but my face looked exhausted and old."

A New York-based plastic surgeon, Dr. Oren Tepper, said it’s common for weight loss to deflate key areas of the face, which can ultimately lead a person to looking older than they actually are.

"When it comes to facial aging, fat is typically more friend than foe," he said. "Weight loss may turn back your biological age, but it tends to turn your facial clock forward."

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Chelsea Handler Sounds Off On Ozempic

Chelsea Handler recently opened up about her fears of using and abusing Ozempic on the “Call Her Daddy” podcast.

“Can you believe the amount of people in LA that are using that s**t?” host Alex Cooper said to Handler.

“It’s gonna backfire, something bad is going to happen,” Handler said. “It’s a miracle. It’s too good to be true.”

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Multiple ‘Real Housewives’ have also spoken out about the drug.

Kylie Richards has been accused of using Ozempic for quick weight-loss, which she has denied multiple times.

“I have never tried ozempic and this is not from plastic surgery,” the “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” star commented on Instagram.

She admitted to getting a breast reduction in May 2022, but denied using anything artificial to lose weight.

Kyle Richards Denies Using Ozempic For Weight Loss!

“I’m honest about what I do,” she added. “But if giving plastic surgery the credit makes you feel better then pop off sister.”

Richards doubled down about never ever using Ozempic on a different social media post writing, “I am NOT taking Ozempic. Never have.”

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“Real Housewives of New Jersey” star Jackie Goldschneider recently spoke out about Ozempic and called it an “eating disorder in a needle.”

Even “Real Housewives of Orange County” alum, Tamra Judge, commented on “Ozempic Face.”

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“I think that happens anytime you lose a significant amount of body fat. However, Ozempic is Not the way to do it! Leave it for the people that need it,” she wrote.

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