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“Botched” Star Terry Dubrow Says He Wants to Take Ozempic Again After Quitting: 'It's Like the New Botox'

“It's like the new Botox, Ozempic. I love it. It's so good," the famed plastic surgeon said

<p>Trae Patton/E! Entertainment via Getty</p> Dr. Terry Dubrow

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Dr. Terry Dubrow

Terry Dubrow isn't staying away from Ozempic for long.

The Botched star, 65, spoke to E! News at the 2024 GLAAD Media Awards Thursday and admitted that he’s missing the body he had when he was taking Ozempic, an FDA-approved prescription medication for people with type 2 diabetes.

It's one of the brand names for semaglutide — also known as Wegovy — which works in the brain to impact satiety, and is the latest Hollywood weight loss trend.

"How am I doing off Ozempic? I'm overweight and chubby," Dubrow told the outlet. "There's more to love, but I'll tell you something: I'm off it, but I plan on going back on it when it's appropriate. Like we have a vacation and after that I'll come back. It's like the new Botox, Ozempic. I love it. It's so good."

The famed plastic surgeon’s wife Heather Dubrow then called him “silly,” joking that she’s actually been happy about her husband quitting the drug.

"Thank God he's off Ozempic! He wouldn't have fun, he wouldn't eat bread. There was no pasta,"  the Real Housewives of Orange County star quipped.

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Dubrow first announced that he tried and later quit Ozempic earlier this year, sharing that his curiosity led him to jumping on the bandwagon.

“I’ve tried it. I thought it was amazing,” he told Page Six in January. “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.”

Dubrow admitted that he experienced some side effects like “low-grade nausea” while taking the weekly injections but he’s still a “huge fan” of the drug.

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

However, Dubrow said he ultimately quit Ozempic because he missed the “joy of eating.”

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

“You go on vacation, maybe you don’t exercise, you eat too much,” he continued. “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.”

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