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Tirzepatide (Mounjaro) is an FDA-approved medication for Type 2 diabetes patients that is also prescribed for those battling obesity. Dr. Vijay at Corpus Plastic Surgery may incorporate Tirzpatide into your personalized treatment plan to help you reclaim your health and quality of life.

Tirzepatide (Mounjaro) is injected once a week and helps to lower the body’s insulin levels, reduce hunger cravings, and stabilize blood sugar production. When taken in combination with a healthy diet and exercise regimen, Tirzepatide (Mounjaro) has been shown to help patients lose 15-20% of their excess weight, according to clinical trials.

What is Tirzapatide (Mounjaro)?

Tirzepatide (Mounjaro) is a Type 2 diabetes medication that has been successful in treating obese patients when used off-label. After eating, the body typically releases two hormones – GIP and GLP-1. These help to regulate the blood sugar, slow digestion, and relay a feeling of fullness to the brain. Tirzepatide (Mounjaro) mimics these GIP and GLP-1 mechanisms to help patients curb their eating and lose weight.

What are the benefits?

Tirzepatide (Mounjaro) is often selected for patients who have not had success with conventional weight loss methods such as dieting and exercise on their own. Benefits include:


  • Slows down the rate of food absorption in the digestive tract
  • Helps patients feel fuller longer, reducing excess food consumption
  • Enhances energy output
  • Helps keep blood sugar in check

Who is an ideal candidate for Tirzapatide (Mounjaro)?

Good candidates have a BMI (body mass index) of 30 or higher (27 or higher when at least one comorbidity is present, such as hypertension, high cholesterol, or sleep apnea). They are committed to a healthy lifestyle and are willing to follow Dr. Vijay’s instructions. All patients will undergo a private consultation process in order to ensure that Tirzapatide (Mounjaro) is right for their goals.

What are the possible side effects?

Most patients taking Tirzapatide (Mounjaro) feel that the benefits outweigh the risks. However, everyone is different and the best way to handle side effects that arise is to speak with the doctor, who may be able to help you make adjustments. The most common side effects include:

  • Diarrhea
  • Constipation
  • Indigestion
  • Nausea
  • Stomach pain
  • Vomiting
  • Headaches

Why choose Corpus Plastic Surgery?

Dr. Vijay Bindingnavele is a board-certified plastic surgeon who is devoted to patient safety, well-being, and success. For over a decade, he has served his community in Corpus Christi, Texas, earning a reputation for compassion paired with aesthetic excellence. Dr. Vijay is approachable, transparent, and knowledgeable, instantly setting patients at ease as they navigate the ins and outs of the treatment process. Patients often end up sending their family members to Dr. Vijay because they are thrilled to have finally found a medical professional they truly trust. If you are interested in learning more about how Tirzapatide (Mounjaro) might complement your healthy lifestyle, contact Corpus Plastic Surgery today!