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'Botched' Star Terry Dubrow Reveals Why He Quit Using 'Miracle' Weight Loss Drug Ozempic

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By Favour Adegoke on January 22, 2024 at 8:45 AM EST

Terry Dubrow, one of the celebrity plastic surgeons from "Botched," has revealed why he stopped using Ozempic, the infamous weight loss drug. Paul Nassif, his co-star, also shared his opinion on the drug, claiming it could lead to people "living longer."

Nassif and Dubrow advised Ozempic users to incorporate physical exercise and eat more protein as they use the drug. They then discussed the nature of their jobs as celebrity plastic surgeons and the rare "skill set" that helps them.

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Terry Dubrow Reveals Why He Decided To Quit Using Ozempic

Heather & Terry Dubrow at the 25th Annual Race to Erase MS Gala

Celebrity plastic surgeon and reality star Dubrow has opened up about why he stopped using the famous weight loss drug Ozempic. The "Botched" star recently featured in a promotion for season eight of the show with co-star Paul Nassif and spoke about the controversial medication.

Dubrow explained to Page Six that he was a "huge fan" of Ozempic but stopped using it because of some side effects. He explained that the drug affected his appetite and he wanted to be able to enjoy food.

"Ozempic really took all the joy of eating away," the doctor claimed.

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Dubrow, who also stars in the "Real Housewives of Orange County," said he only used it to lose a bit of weight. He noted, "I've tried it. I thought it was amazing. But I wanted to try it because so many of my patients were on it and I wanted to see what it was like when you're not diabetic and you only have 10 to 15 pounds to lose."

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Terry Dubrow Talks About The Side Effects Of Ozempic

'Botched' Star, Terry Dubrow and his 'Real Housewives of Orange County' star Wife Heather Dubrow

Dubrow explained that the weight loss from using Ozempic also brought him "low-grade nausea," which contributed to his decision to quit. The plastic surgeon said he wanted to be able to enjoy his meals and appetite and "go on a food vacation" as the holidays came around.

Dubrow further spoke about the caution he had to take while using Ozempic, such as completely avoiding drinking alcohol. He shared, "You can't drink on it. You've got to be really careful with alcohol because people are being put in the hospital with pancreatitis."

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Despite his experience with the side effects, Dubrow still praised Ozempic for being an "amazing" drug. He said, "I think it's a miracle. The biggest breakthrough in medical history." Ozempic is an FDA-approved prescription drug for treating diabetes and is a brand name for semaglutide, which helps the brain maintain satisfaction and suppresses appetite.

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Paul Nassif Says Ozempic Has Led To An Increase of People Seeking Plastic Surgery

Paul Nassif, celebrity plastic surgeon and Dubrow's co-star on "Botched," also shared his opinion on Ozempic and its impact on medicine.

He said that the drug could help people live longer and has already led to an increase in people seeking plastic surgery to correct sagging skin after losing weight rapidly through the medication.

Nassif said, "Your skin does not accommodate, so it hangs. Then you lose muscle, you're not taking enough protein, and then they've got a lot of hanging skin."

To help prevent this, the two doctors advised people using Ozempic for weight loss to incorporate fitness into their routine and consume more protein.

The Duo Address Complex Body Issues

Dubrow and Nassif's interview was to promote season nine of "Botched," which premiered on January 18. In the previous seasons, the duo address various complex and shocking plastic surgery cases.

The most recent episode showed Dubrow and Nassif helping a young woman who'd undergone 42 botched surgeries to repair her face after a terrible accident as a teenager. They also addressed the case of a woman with mismatched breasts after a botched boob job after losing a lot of weight.

While describing the nature of their plastic surgery careers so far, Dubrow said they've nurtured a rare skill set that helps them in "incredibly difficult cases."

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He stated, "When you're on a TV show for a decade where all you're doing is difficult cases, that becomes your whole practice in real life… What was formerly hard is now easy, and what was formerly impossible is actually mostly possible now."

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