For many people, losing weight can be a transformational part of the journey to feeling more confident and secure in their bodies. However, some people suffer from excess weight gain and may not be able to lose weight using traditional weight loss methods. In other cases, some people have stubborn fat that can become unresponsive to traditional weight loss methods once they’ve hit a certain weight, making it hard for them to reach their goal. For patients like these, sometimes all you need is a little extra help!
At the Women’s Wellness Institute of Dallas, we are offering our new Weight Loss with Semagutide treatment to help women of all shapes, sizes, and ages achieve the body of their dreams, no matter what part of the weight loss journey they are at. Offered by women, for women, and customized to each patient’s body, needs, and goals, our weight loss with semaglutide treatment plan can help you finally reach your goal weight. To learn more about our weight loss with semaglutide treatment, read our FAQ below.
What Is Semaglutide?
Originally designed to help treat diabetes, semaglutide is a once-a-week injection that works by acting on the glucagon peptide receptor-1 to signal to the brain that the patient feels fuller quicker. Different from diet pills and brand-approved by the FDA, semaglutide is a safe and more effective option for long-term weight loss. This treatment will help reduce your appetite and increase your metabolism leading to overall weight loss while helping you get into a habit of more intentional eating. When combined with a balanced diet and healthy exercise routine, patients will lose an average of about 15% of their body weight over time.
How Does the Semaglutide Weight Loss Process Work?
Our weight loss with semaglutide treatment process will consist of three steps:
- In your initial consultation you will go over your medical history, weight loss history, and overall goals to determine exactly how semaglutide can be applied to fit your lifestyle and lead you to long-term weight loss. A weight loss blood work panel will be collected and reviewed, and a full Tanita body scan will be performed.
- Based on the information collected during your consultation, you will receive a customized semaglutide treatment plan designed for your body’s current weight with your goal weight in mind.
- Once you begin injections, your progress will be monitored until you reach your goal weight. During this process, adjustments to your dosage may be needed, and our expert staff will support and advise you at every step of your weight loss journey.
Who Is a Candidate for Semaglutide?
Ideal candidates for weight loss with semaglutide treatment are those who have a body mass index definition of over-weight or obese. If you have underlying health conditions exacerbated by your weight such as high blood pressure or high cholesterol, you will especially benefit from using semaglutide on your weight loss journey. It’s also important that candidates for semaglutide maintain realistic expectations to benefit from the results of this treatment.
If you have a history of gallbladder issues, pancreatitis, medullary thyroid cancer, or are pregnant, we recommend avoiding semaglutide treatment.
Are There Any Side Effects with Semaglutide?
As with all weight loss treatments, semaglutide does come with a range of common side effects, all of which should disappear after a few weeks as your body adjusts to your new eating habits and decreased appetite. These common side effects can include:
While all these side effects are predicted to subside within several weeks, if you experience any of the following and see no improvement, please contact our office immediately:
- Recurring fever
- Severe vomiting
- Unmanageable stomach pain
- Stomach fullness
- Yellow eyes or skin
Under Dr. Brady’s expertise and care, patients will be able to manage and control any side effects to semaglutide as their body normalizes to a new lifestyle.
How Long Will The Results of Semaglutide Last?
The results of semaglutide are designed to last for as long as you are taking the medication or receiving injections. However, it’s important to note that semaglutide alone cannot guarantee long-term weight loss, and should be considered a supplement, or that “extra push” to your weight loss plan in addition to a balanced diet and regular exercise.
Patients will begin to notice their weight loss results approximately 8-12 weeks after starting semaglutide treatment. Providing an increased metabolism and resulting in faster weight loss, this revolutionary treatment helps patients achieve newfound self-esteem and body confidence.
Schedule a Consultation
If you’re committed to healthy eating and exercise but haven’t seen satisfactory weight loss results, now is the time to contact the team at the Women’s Wellness Insitute of Dallas! Dr. Brady is here to help you achieve your goal weight. To schedule your first consultation, click here or call 214-544-9146 to find out more information about our Semaglutide Weight Loss Program. Proudly serving women all across Dallas, TX our team is ready to help you look and feel your best.