Semaglutide - Weight Loss Game Changer
At Corpus Plastic Surgery, we proudly offer Semaglutide as part of a 3-month program to achieve weight loss. Semaglutide works by making patients feel full faster, decreasing the likelihood of overeating, and helping them get through the day without feeling constantly hungry.
What is Semaglutide?
When it comes to weight loss, there are many challenges patients must face. One of the most difficult is fighting hunger pangs throughout the day. Thankfully, there are now treatments that can assist patients in fighting off these feelings.
First approved in 2017 for the treatment of Type 2 diabetes, Semaglutide is an effective means of stabilizing glycemic levels. The drug works by boosting insulin secretion and reducing glucagon secretion, which ultimately achieves blood sugar stabilization. Semaglutide has proven to be an effective means of reducing appetite, curbing food cravings, and attaining glycemic balance. The effects of Semaglutide are most effective when combined with a healthy diet and exercise routine.
Semaglutide is a popular new treatment that helps patients address weight loss by suppressing their appetites. When combined with a healthy lifestyle and regular exercise, our Semaglutide injections in Corpus Christi have proven to be effective at helping patients shed excess fat and experience a major boost in self-esteem.
How does Semaglutide work?
Semaglutide matches GLP-1 (glucagon-like peptide-1), a unique hormone in the body that is responsible for controlling appetite. When this peptide hormone is optimized, the patient feels satiated after eating a smaller amount of food than they normally would.
Semaglutide delivers messages to the pancreas, inducing it to release the right amount of insulin when blood sugar levels are higher than they are supposed to be. The drug then slows down the process of food passing through the stomach, which results in decreased appetite and weight loss over time. This function of Semaglutide is known as gastric emptying.
What are the Benefits of Semaglutide?
● Induces weight loss
● A non-addictive substance
● Most patients experience no side effects
● Reduces appetite and food cravings
● Makes patients feel full faster
Who is a Candidate for Semaglutide?
Semaglutide must be prescribed by a licensed weight loss specialist. Not all patients are considered eligible for treatment. Semaglutide candidates will have a BMI (body mass index) of at least 30. That said, patients dealing with obesity-related medical issues, such as hypertension, Type 2 diabetes, or high cholesterol, will qualify for Semaglutide with a BMI as low as 27.
During the private consultation, the patient’s medical history will be thoroughly reviewed to ensure that treatment with Semaglutide is safe for them. Patients with a history of tumors and/or cancer may not be eligible for treatment. The practitioner must be made aware of any medications and/or supplements that the patient is currently taking.
What Does the Treatment Entail?
Semaglutide is administered by way of injection once a week, usually starting out with a dosage level of 0.25. If needed, this dosage will be increased after the first month. The injections are typically administered in the abdomen, upper arm, or thigh areas.
Potential side effects of Semaglutide
While most patients undergo treatment with Semaglutide without developing any complications, side effects do sometimes occur. This may include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, dyspepsia, and constipation. However, these effects usually dissipate after a few weeks. Patients will receive more information regarding these effects during the private consultation.
Why Choose Corpus Plastic Surgery?
For years, Dr. Vijay Bindingnavele has been providing his patients with some of the best cosmetic and surgical care available. His practice, Corpus Plastic Surgery, is dedicated to helping patients in the greater Corpus Christi area achieve their ideal look.
What sets Dr. Vijay apart from his contemporaries is his commitment to communication and openness with his patients. He listens carefully to all of their questions and concerns to ensure that their desired outcomes are achieved. Patients who choose to undergo treatment at Corpus Plastic Surgery can rest assured that they are in good hands.
Call us today to set up a private consultation and learn more about Semaglutide.