‘Botched’ Plastic Surgeon Calls Ozempic A ‘Miracle,’ But Says He Quit It To Reclaim ‘Joy Of Eating’

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Plastic surgeon Terry Dubrow, who became nationally recognized during his time on the reality show “Botched,” called the semaglutide Ozempic a “miracle” but still said he decided to quit using it.

The 65-year-old reality star discussed his experience with the popular drug during a recent interview with Page Six.

“I’ve tried it. I thought it was amazing,” Dubrow told the outlet. “I didn’t have that much weight to lose. 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 10-15 pounds to lose.”

Though some users report serious side effects, the famous plastic surgeon said he only experienced “low-grade nausea” while taking the medication. Dubrow said even though he stopped using Ozempic, he remains a “huge fan.”

“I think it’s a miracle,” he said of the medication. “The biggest breakthrough in medical history.”

Ultimately, Dubrow opted to stop using the medication because he found his reduced appetite less than appealing ahead of the holiday season.

“I thought, ‘You know what, I kind of want to get my appetite back. The holidays are coming, I want to enjoy myself,’” he told Page Six.

“You go on vacation, maybe you don’t exercise, you eat too much,” he added. “It was kind of like, ‘Well, I want to go on a food vacation,’ meaning I want to be able to eat again cause it really took my appetite and all the joy of eating away.”

The “Botched” star also issued a few words of warning for those considering trying Ozempic.


“You can’t drink on it,” Dubrow said. “You’ve got to be really careful with alcohol because people are being put in the hospital with pancreatitis.”

He continued, “For patients who want to try [Ozempic], you have to realize your skin is going to loosen up a lot faster,” he explained. “You are going to lose lean muscle mass. You have to increase your protein, you have to work out.”

Ozempic is a medicine made for people with type 2 diabetes. It’s a weekly injection that helps lower blood sugar by helping the pancreas make more insulin. It is not approved for weight loss, but some physicians prescribe it for that purpose anyway as it causes users to have significantly reduced appetites, which in turn causes them to drop pounds quickly. 

Many celebrities, including Oprah and Sharon Osbourne, have admitted to using Ozempic to lose weight, while others, like Jillian Michaels, have warned against the harmful side effects.

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