Achieve Your Weight Loss Goals with Banerji Plastic Surgery & Med Spa
Losing a significant amount of weight is never an easy goal to achieve. Although dieting and exercise are excellent ways to eliminate fat and slim down your figure, staying consistently motivated can be extremely challenging. Plus, even when you maintain a healthy lifestyle, it can take quite a while before you start seeing the major results you’re looking for. For these reasons, there’s no shame in getting some help with your weight loss at Friendswood & League City. At Banerji Plastic Surgery & Med Spa, we offer effective weight loss treatments to help you achieve the slim, toned physique you crave.
One weight loss treatment offered at our clinic is Semaglutide, a weekly injectable medication and the generic version of brands like Wegovy and Ozempic.
How Does Semaglutide Work?
Semaglutide belongs to a class of medications called glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonists. When injected, the medication mimics a natural hormone called GLP-1, which is released in the gut after eating. This hormone has several roles in the body, including increasing insulin production and affecting the parts of the brain that suppress the appetite and make you feel like you’re full. So, when you take Semaglutide, it reduces your appetite and makes you feel like you don’t need to eat as much, which can help you lose a significant amount of weight.
How Much Weight Can You Lose With Semaglutide?
Although every patient is different, studies have shown that many individuals taking Semaglutide for 68 weeks have successfully lost between 15% and 20% of their body weight.
How Long Will It Take to Lose Weight With Semaglutide?
Most patients start to notice significant weight loss after 8 to 12 weeks of taking Semaglutide, but you may see results in as little as a month.
Who Is a Candidate for Semaglutide?
You could be a good candidate for Semaglutide in Friendswood & League City if you:
Have a BMI above 30 or above 25 with at least one weight-related health condition
Have no history of medullary thyroid cancer, pancreatitis, or gallbladder disease
Are you willing and able to maintain a healthy diet and exercise routine
Another weekly injectable weight loss treatment offered at our office is Tirzepatide, which is also prescribed under the brand name Mounjaro.
How Does Tirzepatide Work?
Similarly to Semaglutide, when Tirzepatide is injected into your body, it mimics GIP and GLP-1, which are hormones naturally produced in the gut. This makes you feel full significantly sooner after you eat and helps to keep you full longer. Additionally, Tirzepatide slows down the digestion process, which can make it easier to avoid overeating and control your portions.
Tirzepatide also targets the parts of the brain that control the appetite and influence your eating decisions. These effects make it much easier to limit your caloric intake and lose weight.
How Much Weight Can You Lose With Tirzepatide?
Studies have shown that patients taking Tirzepatide have lost an average of 15% of their body weight when taking the medication for 72 weeks.
How Long Will It Take to Lose Weight With Tirzepatide?
Depending on your dosage, it typically takes between 12 and 24 weeks to experience significant weight loss while taking Tirzepatide.
Who Is a Candidate for Tirzepatide?
You could be a good candidate for Tirzepatide in Friendswood & League City if you:
- Have a BMI above 30 or above 25 with at least one weight-related health condition
- Do not have kidney problems
- Have no history of medullary thyroid cancer, pancreatitis, or gallbladder disease
- Are willing and able to maintain a healthy diet and exercise routine
Schedule Your Consultation Today
If you’re interested in trying one of these weight loss treatments, Dr. Banerji will help you determine which medication is best for you. We will then get you started on the treatment and guide you through the process. Give us a call today if you’d like to schedule a consultation.